ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Way too hoppy to be a real saison, but somehow it just makes it better. The flagship of a great brewery.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with tan head. Light wheat and yeast aromas. Light sweetness, spice and wheat tones. Wouldn’t have realized the ABV without knowing it.
commonmac (100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into awesome Belgian glass from Brussels. Beautiful color like a darker orange/golden. Impressive head that holds up as the beer is consumed. Lacing to make a fancy dinner setting jealous. Good balance of hops and sweet with some citrus notes. Maintains a consistent complex flavor throughout with the only minor complaint being a slight funk aftertaste. All in all a great beer and another stellar option from a really good brewery.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle -
A really excellent beer and enjoyable enough to watch my Raiders beat-up on the Chargers. Aroma has a nice balance between hops and malts, lots of funky/spicy notes to keep my nose interested in smelling it. Flavor is malty, sweet, tart, citrusy with a surprisingly long finish. Really nice buy.
drpimento (2021) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn good beer, tho it’s pushing the envelope a bit. Bottle opened with a big pop at a good temperature and poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that lasts a very long time and some lace. Color is very slightly hazy yellow amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is dominated by lovely fresh hop, citrus, a bit of resin. Flavor’s much like nose with again hop in front backed with some malt sweet and some bitter. Traditional saison characteristics have been supplanted by the hop domination. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, hop strength carries thru for a very long time and only a little alcohol warmth. Great drinking beer. Wish we could get it locally.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stable dense ivorywhite head disappears slowly with foam head and structured lacing. blonde colour. aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pepper, clove, orange. taste of pepper, clove (phenolic). medium body and carbonation. nice discovery, great saison. bottle 75 cl / bbf oct-2014
Malaclemys (81) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours cloudy straw. Aroma of fruit and a bit funky. More funk with the taste as well as fruit and cereal. Slight dry/tart finish.
hackobock (664) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systemboalget. Pours hazy orange golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma has hay, light funk and spices, black pepper, cloves.Taste is light bitter, some sweet malty notes and light funky tart. Finish is sweet with a touch of hay and a light funky bitterness.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml cork and wire bottle from Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget. Solid, rocky white head that stayed well on top of an unclear, pale apricot coloured body. Firm lacing. Fresh smell of fruits and dusty hops. Sappy flavours of citrus joined by mild sweetness leading to a malt-fruity finish tingled with alcohol. Well balanced. Likable (shared at a rating session In Tromsø 13.11.2013).
mzaar (1212) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Dimmigt gul vätska med ett frostigt vitt skum, som vackert vilar länge. Doftar citron, örter, hö, grönt te och apelsinskal. Fruktig smak med inslag av hö och örter - det är aningen skarpt och fyrkantigt. Torr munkänsla. Medelfyllig kropp.