PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blackback, pours hazy golden with medium to large white head. Notes are Belgian yeast, plum, peppermint, coriander, basement must and lemons. Medium bodied, balanced and crushable for the style.
bellco33 (363) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in tulip: Pours hazy straw with a large foamy white head. Aroma is grass, funk, light citrus notes, peaches, pear, and musty yeast. Taste is very light but lots of grass, Belgian funk, light fruits, and finishes dry. Light to medium body, light, soft carbonation, nice saison.
Theydon_Bois (9125) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ’T Brugs Beertje, 17/10/14.
Hazed orange amber with a decent off white head.
Nose is spice, yeast esters, straw, bitter orange, light bread.
Taste comprises light soap, spice, straw, citric peel, lemon rind, earthy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden rich head.
Hoppy grassy perfume aroma, spicy, hay, floral notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, perfume, herbal, grass, hay, spicy notes. Quite nice.
Meilby (7754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, peach, orange and hint of yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long yeasty, fruity and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
ej (749) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost clear pale yellow with a large fluffy head. Aroma of citrus, fruity esters, tart wheat and pale malts. Taste is lightly sweet and fruity with a nice tartness into the aftertaste. Dry finish and a light, fizzy mouthfeel. Close to high levels of co2.
Beer4000 (4529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ Břker & Břrst. Slightly unclear orange body with a nice, long lasting white head. Nice farmhouse aroma, slightly fruity, spices, yeast and hint of cheese. Nice flavor, true to style. A bit undefined fruity, spicy yeast, hay/grass and grapefruit. Medium body and decent aftertaste. A nice, classic complex sasion.
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saison with spelt from a brewery passionate about the style - and a brewery which has only delighted me with their farmhouse ales so far. In existence since 1994. Very rocky, sticky, yellow beige, stable head and warm lemony yellow colour with peachy hue, cloudy with deposit. Powerful aroma with sourish spelt, sweetish barley, peppery hops, lemon peel, ginger, apple, pepper and an earthy and somewhat sulphuric ’barnyard’ effect distinguishing this from many other attempts at this ancient beer style. Dry taste with good balance between sourish spelt and sweetish barley same as in the aroma, sharpish spicy and yeasty notes in the middle, long and dry hop bitterishness in the finish. Complex and perhaps a bit underestimated in my opinion.
kraddel (3467) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear blonde . Small white head .
Smell is buttery , bit sweet .
Taste is buttery , sweet , bitter , grains .
Bill Becker (359) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy colour of straw, the foam took ages to settle down.
Big yeasty, wheat, and spicy notes in the smell.
Yeasty and strong notes of wheat and pepper, mild coriander, some banana. Very complex and rather a dry brew to be sipping on.
Light bodied with plenty of carbonation.
Beers using Spelt wheat sure are strange but I like this.