rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. BB 31/12/2013 from the Finnish importer. Courtesy of mjs.
Cloudy golden colour with a small white head.
The aroma is Belgian style yeast, spices, mild berries, subtle hoppy bitterness and grainy maltiness.
The flavour is bitterish hops, Belgian yeast, mild spices, grainy malt and mild tartness. Quite true to Belgian Saison being an American Saison. Would have a glass again.
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VastActiv (803) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, thanks to mjs. Colour is clear yellow with medium white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, yeast, spices and some hops.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - original dates hidden by Finnish importer, 20130406) The beer poured pale golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sourness, mild cowhouse aromas and some spiciness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, sourness, cow house, spices, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Afteraste was fruity, hoppy and bitter. A good hoppy saison.
Maverick34 (1711) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kroger. Orange yellow pour with fluff y white head. Floral aroma, Estherís and yeast. Good
Tide (710) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, grass, floral hops, earthy notes, a bit of grapefruit and yeast. Nice mellow body. Dry bitter finish with citrus and grass. Very nice saison, but I was expecting more based on the reviews and comparing to actual belgian saisons.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a white head. Aroma is a hint of vinegar, lemons, spices. Flavor is sour but not overwhelming with some citrus, herbal notes, an a bit of funk. Aftertase is spicy. This is fanfome level stuff. Overall excellent.
JStax (1667) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to robloc303. Thanks! Pours a hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is floral and yeasty. floral taste is overpowering. Good, but not great.
abstractbeer (209) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge bottle (0,75 liters), bought at a Vinmonopol in Oslo in november 2012.</br></br>
The initial aroma (just after popping the cork) was so good I literally applauded. (The applause might also be a side effect of being excited by having just listened to the Game of Thrones theme song.) </br></br>Wonderfully fruity-hoppy aroma, with the Belgian yeast elements one would expect (something like artificial banana flavor, and bubblegum). Golden, almost pilsner-like color. Nice head. Lots of sediment floating around even though I think Iíve been quite careful when handling the bottle. The flavors do follow the aroma. Hops, some fruits. I find it quite hard to describe, actually. The alcohol is surprisingly noticable. The mouthfeel is medium to light, Iíd say, so in that regard itís quite easy to drink. The carbonation is fairly high, yet still quite soft on the tongue. Iím not sure if I like the alcohol taste that much though. Tastewise, I find it well balanced. Neither sweet nor bitter or sour, but a bit astringent from the alcohol. After a while it mellowed out though. Nice beer, but not as overwhelming as I had anticipated.
rxeight (425) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banana and clove. Light and crisp. Very carbonated. Strong belgian yeast aromas.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So subtle but so delicious. Pours a golden color with a tinge of cloudiness and a big white head. The aroma is mildly vegetal with some barnyard funk and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is mild but the refreshing crisp finish makes this a gulpable beer. The glass is empty way too quickly.
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