rajendra82 (987) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer was picked as a part of the 4 bottle sampler pack with sweet tulip glass packed in, which I used for this review. The beer looked very hazy in the glass, with a three finger thick head, and a golden body. The smell deviated from the Saison mold quite a bit due to the use of grapefruit like American hops. There was some bubblegum in the nose, which I suspect was the yeast. The taste was expertly balanced between bold and delicate flavors,. There was a noticeable use of citric hops, and a peppery spiciness. But there was also a floral character, and some orange peel, and banana notes. The mouthfeel was airy, and light, with a creamy carbonation. This was one of the best American interpretation of a Saison,, I’ve had in a while.
thanatosti (1214) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra Tiel.
Hazy golden with a white head. Yeasty barn aroma with some fruity citrus hops. Taste is medium bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is long and dry. A great hopped up saison.
Patdelichte (79) - - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wat een gaaf bier! Amarillo hops waar ik echt fan van ben. Enorm gaaf etiket. Mooie gouden kleur en lekkere frisse aroma (perzik). Perfecte volle smaak alleen qua bitterheid net iets te flauw.
VDuquerroux (731) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 37,5cL. @La Rochelle, bar Barbarella. A pale yellow opaque beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Fruity aroma (citrus, lime), herbal, alcohol. Medium bitter, light sweet warming, dry. Medium body, thin texture, average good carbonation, dry bitter finish, warming background. Overall, a nice fruity bitter strong ale ; balanced.
Anthobeers (32) - - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arômes frais, belle apparence, goût de ipa, agrume, floral, palais plutôt bien présent, globalement sympathique on dirait vraiment une ipa
zacgillbanks (3434) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a large white head. It has a spicy citrus and vanilla flavour with herbal and slight tart notes followed by a creamy floral, dry, warming finish. An excellent Tripel style beer!
SimplySike (1211) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with white head.
Aroma citrus, pine, yeast, spice, some sweet caramel.
Taste caramel fruity sweets, spicy citrus bitter.
Mouthfeel bit thin.
markoijelena (1287) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0.355l from Dranken Geers Gent Belgium.28.07.2015.Pour it hazy orange color with medium white head.Aroma of orange peel.Taste of sweet peach, orange, just a pinch of grassy note, really refreshing, Amarillo hops present.Perfect balanced, dry finish, Maybe the best Saison I ever tried.Really suprised.
txspartan (1000) - Berchem, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citric aroma. Watery texture. Some powdery notes of malt. Some sweet. Head disappears quickly. Unfortunate strong metallic overtones.
mindlesspaul (13) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couldn’t agree more with Salmaneser and previous raters. Picked up a four pack at local Jumbo supermarket. This new development of supermarkets carrying foreign and unknown brands of beer is really great. I brought down the temperature in the old fashoined put-it-in-the-freezer way and I am enjoying this at the moment. I immediatly recognized the American love of citrus in beers although it’s not distubing. For the rest, read Salmanesers previous review.
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Hazy golden beer with big white head. Hoppy aroma, grassy and citrus. Bitter taste and aftertaste.