olio (6142) - Tampere, - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of citric fruits, yeast and toffee. Flavour of citric fruits, goose berriers, soap and herbs. Very nice and refreshing.
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, earthy yeast, spice, floral hops, light citrus. Taste of toast, earth, some spicy yeast, citrus, and a bitter hop note in the finish.
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle popped really well with an awesome traditional looking label. Pours cloudy lemon unclear with a nice white head. Aroma brings a nice funky saison yeast followed by skunky hops so great in the nose. The flavor of unique grainy spelt and light piney hops with a bitter and yeast blended ending all on a great body.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Collaboration with Hill Farmstead in 2013, spelt beer and the first new Blaugies brew in years so I looked forward to taste it. Rocky, thick, yellowish white head, cloudy golden blonde colour. Very saison aroma, jute, hay, barnyard, dry sherry, green apple, hemp, grass, sweat, lemon zest. Dry fruity taste, apple, bitter honey, soft maltiness, grassy and citrussy, complex hop bitterness in the finish. Very appetizing but somehow I expected more from this.
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a murky pale gold with a huge white head. Was a small gusher. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is citrus, funk, grass, and spice. Very nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - 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 (2123) - 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 (93) - 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 (6030) - 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 (628) - 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 (7790) - 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