spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle.
Ar: A bit stuffy but some nice citrus notes come through up front. Lightly spicy banana as well.
Ap: Pours a hazy straw-copper with a 2" frothy head atop my tulip. Nice lace.
T: Fairly sweet up front with a spicy flavor. Finish is moderate citrus and quite nicely bittered with a touch of tartness.
P: Comes off a bit syrupy to me, moderate carbonation and a bit of stickiness.
O: Glad to find this one stashed away in the back of my fridge. Complex and delicious.
Patrik (272) - - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vilken Ale!! Rejält ljus Ale. Doftar mycket behagligt snällt fruktigt å blommor. Smakar fylligt snällt med en krämig känsla i munnen. Annorlunda mycket högklassisk Farmhouse öl.
egajdzis (5370) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, toast, some spices, and yeast. Taste of spices, pepper, earthy yeast, citrus, toasty dry finish.
SamP01 (580) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a large white lasting head. Aroma is of citrus pine, some ripe fruit, yeast and pale malt. Taste same as aroma with a bit of spiciness, citrus floral hops bitterness. A medium body on the palate, good lively carbonation. Finish is sweet citrus and fruity, mild spicy peppery, some tart notes, pale malt, yeast, has a ripe fruit flavor on the ending with a slight dry bitterness. Overall a good full flavored saison.
Pyrmir (3445) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma soapy, slight funk, grass and light yeast. Taste has soap, fruit, light butter, funk, with light herbs
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed straw orange color with a big billowy white head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of yeast and some bready and wheaty smells. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a lemon and grapefruit smell as well as some grassy notes all complimented by a nice lemongrass aroma. A decent level of a funk smell mixed with hay and some coriander spice are all there giving a nice, somewhat drier overall farmhouse aroma.
Taste – The taste begins flavors of citrus with both sweeter orange as well as some bitter grapefruit and lemon both being there. Wheat bread flavors and some yeast are present upfront with the yeast getting stronger as the taste moves forward. While the yeast grows stronger the orange citrus fades all while some lemongrass and hay come to the tongue. A little bit of spice of coriander and clove come to the tongue along with a rather moderate showing of funk. The funk and grass flavors get stronger as the taste advances to the end, leaving a more crisp and slightly drier nicely funked but still refreshing flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a saison with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. While traditionally a thinner body is more stylish for the saison, the thicker body actually does rather nice in this one accentuating the funk nicely, which in this one is rather nicely balanced by the other flavors of the brew. While the non-standard thicker body is nice the standard higher carbonation level is very nice as well for the flavors and brew as it makes for a nice refreshing beer overall.
Overall – This is one very nice, fruity, but drier and nicely flavor blended and funked brew. This is a nice saison that is super easy to drink at 8.5 %. Delicious and dangerously good.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange color with a foamy head. Nice spice and corriander nose. Big yeasty body with complex tastes of spice and orange with a peppery end. Excellent!
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep golden color with a fuzzy white head. Intense apricot fruity nose. Banana sweet taste, a bit bready. Light bitterness in the finish.
radio_nowhere (882) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy amber’ish golden color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast (clove, faint banana), lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, caramel malt, faint spices and light earthy/floral hops. Taste adds notes of bread, white pepper, honey, citrus, straw, light booze, and yeast funk. Medium body, low carbonation, dry with spicy/bitter finish. Very nice hop and spice flavored saison.
Leini (848) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml bottle. Hazy yellowish with a medium white head. Citrus and pepper along with some chemical off flavors.
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MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet bread wheat taste, but not very smooth.
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