abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Misty golden body with a white head. Smokey notes, burnt rubber, spicy yeast and berries on the nose. Sharp mouth. Burnt rubber, funky berries in the mouth. Medium bodied.
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 07.02.15. Very pale yellow.Bright white, persistent, head. Aroma of Williamette hops,burnt print cards and spices. Similar taste. Quite refreshing.
hackobock (1965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 1, 2015. Bottle at home.
Clear golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is grass, white pepper,orange zest, lemon, spices.Taste is light medium sweet, light bitter, finish has some light dry spice notes along with citrus. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
The_Osprey (2565) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Pale yellow, hazy, small white head. Aroma is plasticky, citrus (lemon), musty malts. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is dry and crisp, touch of citrus, quite spicy, medium bitterness.
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with an average white head. Aroma of sour oranges, grass, funk, yeast and spicy notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry, tart and bitter. Medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. Avery nice Saison.
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th Jan 2015: shared 750ml bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Cheers Fin for this. The beer had been passed around a bit before I got my grubby hands on it, so my misty golden pour and wispy headed sample may have been towards the sediment end of the bottle, so the look was ’iffy’. The taste and aroma of course were intensified by the said sediment and I had a nose full of sour citrusy lemon esters and a tart, yeasty, lemony flavoured drink in front of me that maybe others would have enjoyed more than me: toilet duck came to mind.
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours very hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is smoky, peppery yeast. Taste has sweet farmhouse yeast. A touch peppery.
imdownthepub (10982) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Fin for this one. Hazy pale yellow with white head. This tasted like a rich man’s Saison, there is the tartish, lemony citric flavour with a bretty yeasty background, but also with rather a sumptuous, bitter lemon hop character with some tangerine thrown in. Very decent indeed.
DanielBrown (4006) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. Yes, yes I drank this. Lovely lemony buzz. Dry and condimenty. Nice Saison.
RichTheVillan (3929) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy straw yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has zesty lemon and yeast, taste has sharp citrus, sour action and some funky brett.