Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours yellow with medium white head. Fruity notes, bit perfumy. Yeasty, spicy, finishes dry.
bastarda (439) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@bartlebier’s Saison tasting/Bierhandlung/3/16. A tricky beer rewarding those who don’t turn away after the first gruff and ungracious encounter. Aromas start on a farmyard near a sewage plant but when warming quickly advance into simple, fresh beauty: lovely lemon, hints of lacto, thoroughly refreshing. Enticing freshness in taste, more lacto, lemon, almost Berliner Weisse-like tartness, and it all gets better with every sip. A true Cinderella of a beer.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour at The Sovereign. Poured a yellow color with an off-white head. Aroma was light floral notes, hay, herbal notes. Light floral character, herbal, light funk. Tasty.
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign shared by radagast83, thanks Chris! Mostly clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, herbs, floral, hay. Tastes of herbs, funk, hay. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow, bit hazy colour. High, white head. Spicy, salty, bit acidic aroma. Salty and sour beginning. Citruses in the middle. Hints of malts. Refreshing, fruity finish. Salty aftertaste. Light bodied, medium carbonated, really well balanced, amazing saison. Perfect with beautiful, warm weather.
andrepintado (2771) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Light hazy. Gold color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Dry finish. Aroma is herby, hoppy, barnyard. Pretty good.
SkillsFactory (555) - ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorata pallida, opalescente, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza.
Aroma di coriandolo, leggero chiodo di garofano, pepe, brettanomyces, citrica, succo d'arancia, fieno.
Al palato lievemente acidula, citrica, frumento, finale vagamente erbaceo.
Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata, texture watery.
Klimaet (1979) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours hazy golden with a frothy white head. Aromas of hay, brett, citrus, banana, sparkly citrussy, lemony. Taste is alike.
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from SB. Drank it at home.
Dark yellow and goes from slight hazy to murky. Off white porous head builds fast and large.
Citric, yeasty and herbal aroma with notes of lemon, oranges, banana, hay, wheat and coriander.
Quite refreshing and acidic flavour with lemons, orangepeel, green banana, hay and wet wood. Fairly dry finish without being too hoppy.
Medium bodied with lively small scrubbing bubbles, soft light texture.
Nice drinkable saison with an extra push of lemon. Quite dry. Herbal and hayish.
ContemplateBeer (2008) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pictured bottle from Louisville Beer Store; shared with my Boo. Aroma: Moderate basement aroma; moderate tart lemon; lighter peppered straw. Appearance: Hazy, cloudy yellow beer with lively carbonation holding up a mountainous white head that sticks around as a concave cap. Flavor: Funky basement up front with slightly tart lemon thereafter; towards the finish, increasingly tart lemon and peppered straw meet and somehow come to a dry, perfumed finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very lively carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Classic farmhouse saison with bags of character. Recommended for traditional saison lovers.