KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hill’s Farmstead & Blaugies. A very pale straw gold with a solid foamy white head. Fruity bready wheaty spicy farmhouse saison aroma. Wonderfully soft round mouthfeel with a sparkling effervescence. The taste is bitter dry spicy saison character pretty much a perfect saison.
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the corked, caged 750 ml green bottle. The pour is pale yellow with a fizzy white head and champagne-like carbonation. I had hoped the green bottle would lead to a skunky aroma but unfortunately it did. But I also picked up a nice dose of toasted bread, yeast, citrus, and spice. Light to medium body. The taste has a slight wild ale bite to it, which is to be expected for a Saison. Lots of breaded character too. Lemongrass and citrus zing.
dansac (96) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Carbonation was aggressive; it looked very rustic, yellow a bit clearer than I expected. Cirsp, some barnyard funk. Mouthfeel was crisp, with some hop bitterness, and some funk from the brett. I enjoyed this better quite cold, actually. Delicious stuff, as was to be expected.
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp] Pours a murky yellow-gold with a huge fluffy white head and minimal lacing. Nice aroma, herbal and hoppy along with some citrus, spices and light funkiness. Flavour’s the same, herbal and hoppy, citrusy and spicy, but with more yeast. Average to medium bodied. Just lovely stuff.
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared (first time ever) with the other half, delighted. Hazy gold, fluffy white head. Lovely citrus and herb nose: lots of lemon peel and white pepper, bit of juicier citrus stuff in there. Taste gives spelt bread, lemon peel, grapefruit juice, slightly sweeter bread dough, orange blossom. Little bite of herbs and saison yeast, nice and spicy. Good citric note lingering, alongside lighter orange blossom and herb. Medium bodied. Tremendous and seriously refreshing.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 2014-08-16. Hazy pastel yellow body small foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly funky, lemony character. 7++ Flavour is on the mild side, lemon and lightly musky funk. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Solid, exceptionally drinkable 7/4/7/3/16 Bottle at Campground Brewdown
2014-08-08. Hazy pastel orange body with a large foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant, lightly funky grassy lemon character. 7++ Flavour is similar, lemony grassy character, a good amount of bitterness throughout lingers in the aftertaste. Light yeasty bite. Average plus bodied palate, soft but effervescent carbonation. Not as much depth as some but pretty refreshing and quite drinkable. Nice stuff. 7/4/8/3/15-16 Bottle shared by Blankboy
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at Campground Brewdown. Enormous white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, spicy, some funk/cheese. Taste is medium sweet, spicy/straw, some funk, hay, light grass. Effervescent medium body.
crazyvin (1939) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light golden body, mostly clear with a big white head that had nice retention and decent lacing. Carbonation was mild. Aroma had a blend of fruity esters, mostly a banana note but some nice tartness as well. Nice bubblegum and a funky barnyard quality. Mild floral notes were present. Flavor was well balanced fruit flavors upfront. Bubblegum was mild and floral notes were a nice change. A nice tart yeasty finish. Carbonation was restrained. A good beer.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden beer with a very big white head on top. Aroma of raisins, Belgian yeast, bread and light Belgian spices. Flavor is medium sweet, very yeasty and rather uninteresting. Light silky mouthfeel, light carbonation. Typical example of another mediocre saison, I’ve expected far better given the scores here, but I find it very disappointing.
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a pale head. Aroma is citrus rind, peppery spice. Medium-light bodied, sour on the palate with a hint of bitterness. Taste is grapefruit rind, lemon rind, spice, pepper.