Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Kernel, thanks to Leighton, 09/11/13.
Hazed light golden yellow with a mahoosive white head.
Nose is subtle tarte citrics, peaches, grass, pinch of spice, bitter apricot aroma, straw, mandarin, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises yeast esters, spice, straw, earthy bite, light funk, lemon rind, bitter orange, tarte peach flesh, dank undertones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy finale where a little hop bitterness comes into play.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Lemon, Yeasty, Earthy
T: Lemons, Yeast, Mild Pepper
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Yeasty, Mildly Drying
Overall, a really nice down to earth saison and very traditional in taste but for a single bottle limit release, not worth it.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a nice huge white foamy head with excellent retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light funky ester with some nice floral dry hops notes with light and subtle lemony notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt with nice funky yeasty notes and some light lemony notes with an incredible dry floral hoppy finish. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. As good as I had anticipated though could do without the light lemon notes.
teorn88 (1620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Thanks to Leighton. It pours a slightly hazy pale straw colour with a large white soapy head. Smells grainy, taste is hay farmhouse with fruity hops, bitter and flowery with herbs notes. Decent, too bitter.
maneliquor (2247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul tasting. A big frothy white head on this one. Big farmhouse notes - barnyard, hay, grassy and yeast focus. Touch biscuity. Taste is all about the barnyard focus. Funky, hay, horse blanket, tarty and grassy. Quite earthy. Very solid
IluvatarMilan (221) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, a typical heavy on belgian yeast saison. Very spicy and perfumy aroma. Lots of very dry fruit. Very full-bodied. Quite intense bitterness, though not in a hoppy sense.
BenH (1697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow with white head. Musty earthy aroma with some citrus. Heavy pepper taste, spicy, clove. Refreshing. Nice
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from bu11zeye. Pours champagne bubbles gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is very yeasty with fruit. Flavor is that with pale/light malt. Finishes that way with bitter and some earthiness. Delicious.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a huge foamy white head and a fruit and yeast aroma. There is a delicate pale malt flavor with a slightly bitter earthy finish.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a hazy light golden-yellow body with a massive white creamy head. Nose is citrus tones, lemon, straw, lime and hints of wet grass. Very fresh. Taste is lemongrass, straw, citric peel, wet grass and hints of herbs and pepper. Medium body, high carbonation. Splendid collaboration saison.