wheresthepath (2115) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Hazy straw colour with a large white head. Smell is all Belgian yeast- that Leffe honey roast ham thing. This is less apparent in the flavour- it’s replaced with a light sweetness, some white pepper, a hint of lemon peel and a moderately dry finish. It’s quite refreshing but somewhat on the light side flavourwise. Overall just ok- expected better from this brewery.
bastarda (428) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
kindly shared by impuritylaw@pre-BKL-tasting, thanks a lot! this is a nice, refreshing, quite simple Saison, with its lightly sour nose and some hints of lemons, grass and almonds and its almond, marzipan, pepper dry taste. Only I’m not so sure of its extra ingredients as for me it’s well imaginable that without them this Saison would taste exactly the same.
bartlebier (3387) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bb02/2016 Shared by impuritylaw at bastarda’s pre-BKL tasting. Aroma of a BWeisse sour mash, wheyish wheats and a whiff of white pepper/coriander seed spice. Quite on-point saison dry and bitter, the lemon (peel) impressively dialed down to let the saison yeast strain shine. Cuddles up gently to Dupont peppers, adding Moroccan lemons before a bitter grassy, lip-smackingly dry finish.
jaghana (5487) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl shared by Impuritylaw. A clear pale yellow beer, nose is sweet like with ripped fruits, floral. Aroma is on ripped fruits, quince, old orange, slightly sour, quite bitter, watery, light honey notes. Finish is on quince and astringency, sweets notes.
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hawksmoor, London. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is floral, spicy, lemons and grass. Taste is lemons, hops, floral and slightly tart. Medium balanced. Pretty good.
Habanero (4023) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear yellow with an average laacing white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon zest, lime, mandarin notes and yeast. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter, Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice and crisp Saison indeed, 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Mr_Pink_152 (3721) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle from beer gonzo, Coventry. Hazy golden colour, aroma is lemon citrus and fresh hops, taste is slightly sweet lemon. Very fresh.
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Appearance is golden, fizzy, a pure white head which lasts throughout. Delicate aroma of lemons, floral notes, hops, slightly lambic. Taste- the lemon is most prominent, backed up by the hops, with a creamy malty quality in the background. Very well crafted.
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light yellow, white head. Aroma of saison yeast, light citrus. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, light lemon bitterness.
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brew By Numbers in London
Appearance: Hazy golden hue, long lasting white head
Aroma: Lemon, spice, wild yeast
Taste: Lemon, pepper, grass, yeast, not much funk
Palate: Watery light body, above average carbonation