Meilby (8669) - 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 (917) - 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 (4950) - 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 @ Bøker & Børst. 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 (2939) - 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 (4464) - 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 (489) - 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.
mile (3320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, large and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light notes of barnyard and faint bread, light spiciness (coriander, light pepper), light citrus and hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish flavor, light spiciness and light - some herbal hoppyness. Finish is short to average malty - faintly wheaty and dry, light - some spiciness and light - some herbal hoppyness, light alcohol. Bit thin saison - too much alchol in the finish considering the body. Could use more body to balance spiciness and alcohol.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Clear golden pour with a large rocky white head. Musty, yeasty aroma along with lemon peels, grains of paradise and light grains. Flavor is similar with moderate carbonation in the mouth and a medium body yet slightly fuller for a saison. Nice beer.
bdunhill (251) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This summer seasonal Saisons has a sharp flavour to the tongue and a lingering palate, a Classic Wheatie aroma and a golden brown appearance. Enjoy!
aleigator (380) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, golden yellow, with a fantastic froth head.
Has aromas of musty yeast, nutmeg, cheese and corn, with hints of pepper and clove.
Taste is defined by soft, sunny yeast, with peppery spices, along with a lively carbonation. Inherits an interesting flavor of popcorn, which pairs well with metallic hints and fresh cut grass. The finish brings a lot of warm spices to the palate, also soft yeast with a subtle bitter aftertaste. Well balanced, very refreshing. Has a smooth mouthfeel, while the body is noteworthy complex for a light to medium-bodied saison.