Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Opaque pale yellow color with slightly some floaties in it, huge rough white head. Not a very nice aroma, pretty musty I would say. Taste is a bit flat: hayish, musty, cellar, barnyard. Low body, medium carbonation.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a faintly hazed glowing gold with a thin white head. Big fuzzy musk, soft wheat and a light herbal touch. Soft lemon, wheat, musk. Chewy wheat, musk, faint citrus. Musk and wheat.
jkwood04 (3785) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 750ml bottle in a Hill Farmstead tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light spices, some wheat and pale malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Fluffy, light texture. A good saison.
Edit: Bottle bought in 2014. Still really good with a light fruity hoppiness. Flavor the same with the hops more pronounced in a fresher batch. Really cool.
SlovakSniper (3032) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une meringue blanche flotte sur une robe dorée qui s’embrouille. Des arômes d’herbes citronnées, de fleurs d’oranger et de poivre qui s’infiltrent dans un corps habité par une levure et des céréales de campagne. Des saveurs d’agrumes, de céréales rustiques, de paille, de fleurs poussiéreuses et de terre poivrée avec une petite touche de sueur féminine et vanillée. Une bouche bien mené, moyennement dense et faiblement pétillante avec une texture passablement crémeuse. Une finale florale et fruitée comme une feuille de pissenlit arrosée d’un jus de citron.
riversideAK (5581) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose bubblegum dusty notes wheat light herbal citrus hops. Hazy golden pour nice bubbles nice white head. Flavors of bubble gum dust wheat bubblegum some herbal notes. Little citrus. Very well carbonated almost too much. Crisp refreshing.
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Archetypal cloudy golden pour with an enormous rocky white head. Fruity, juicy orange, mandarine, floral hops are the first aroma trait I notice, but the rustic, earthy, spicy usual Blaugies yeast is not far behind and potentially ahead. The house character is all there, the liberal, borderline exagerated carbonation uplifting the acidity and refreshment as well. The hops focus probably fortunately on floral and citrusy aromatics rather than resinous, rough bitterness. There is still a good chunk of bitterness to the finish, but it is not to an exuberant IPA level. A good fusion offering with authentic rustic character and not overstated American hops.
mathieuc (1166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a really nice golden with a big white head that needs some effort to tame. Aroma is really nice with yeast derived components, spices and yellow fruits mostly, some nice malty notes (grains, light syrup) and the tinyest bit of hops. Taste is nicely dry with only the tinyest amount of sweetness and a much appreciated bitterness. Flavors are malty, spicy and all around rustic. Mouthfeel is nice with a higher level of carbonation. A great one by Blaugies and HFS!
_angst_ (2578) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Ekstedt. Pours cloudy golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is funky and floral with crackers, lemon juice, dry soil, pepper corns, hay, barnyard, lemon zest, tamarind, pine needles, dried flowers, mango, pineapple, white grapes, white bread, dry wood and hints of dung. Taste is bitter, funky, herbal and floral with crackers, white bread, pineapple juice, lemon juiuce, orange juice, hay, dry soil, lemon zest, pepper corns, coriander seeds, barnyard, grape skins, tamarind, tangerines, pine needles, pineapple, mango, passionfruit and hints of resin. Mouthfeel is dry, slightly crisp, slightly astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and floral with crackers, hay, dry soil, pine needles, citrus zest, unripe tropical fruits, resin and barnyard. Soild stuff!
ekstedt (5337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Clear golden, medium white head. Spicy and peppery with some rustic barnyard notes, some fruitiness as well. Light to medium bitterness, medium carbonation. Very tasty.
tom10101 (2640) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy with a huge foamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is interesting with floral and herbal notes, nice farmhouse presence, light skunk and just the right amount of Amarillo hops. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with yeast, floral notes, spices, grains and citrus. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry. Very good Saison with just the right amount of hop which give this one a very interesting turn. Really thirst quenching! Superb balance! If it was not of the skunky notes (damn green bottle), it would have been a 4+.