Fin (7684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon, consumed at Frank (camper) Camping La Paz, nr Llanes, Asturian coast looking out to sea Tuesday 17th June 2014 Pours golden with a slight haze and a foam of white bubbles. Good saison, a little bit funky, nice spicy yeastiness, little furry at edges, good hops, very tasty and thoroughly enjoyable. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Gaultier (498) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Nedre Mölla 14/6-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, banana(?), some citrus notes. Taste: Dito + medium bitterness. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.
nealblind (915) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange yellow pour cloudy big head. Aroma of briny lactic tang rye spice. Tastes of minerals peach herbal blend firm hops lemons. Thick palate. The essence of Saison. This was my favorite of Saisonfest.
mile (3123) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - faintly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint fruitiness, light spiciness (coriander and light pepper), light citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint fruitiness, light spiciness and citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, light sharp spiciness with light herbal - citrus hoppyness. Bit thin saison with sharp spiciness- could use more fruitiness. Lacks character.
JohnnyJ (4550) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Semi cloudy yellow/orange with a frothy white head. Fruity sweetness, bread, a bit tropical, white pepper, grassy bitterness, and spicey yeast. Pretty good, quite refreshing actually.
Cunningham (4916) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Cloudy pale golden color with a fine thick white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Citric, yeast and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation. A bit dry texture.
Taste: Citric, yeast, some spices and mild fruity.
Overall impression: More please! Fresh and tasty!
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar in Oslo, Norway.
Bosskie (457) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark golden colour, opaque with a beautiful head and gentle carbonation.
Smell is peachy yeasty breadiness with subtle leather and spices, white pepper and subtle grapefruit citricness.
Mouth is full refreshing and fizzy, with a salty feel and slightly dry finish. Peels and citric.
Nice beer with a Belgian character and extra hopiness, but definitely not something I would call a saison.
tricksta_p (1351) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus, orange peel, yeast, apricot, floral hops, some spicy notes. Flavour is yeasty and fruity, light sweetness, with a moderate to medium bitter aftertaste. Nice and complex Saison.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy, mega lively, head fell down into a nice mesa. Sweet nose with lots of phenols. Sweet, then some strange tartness kicks in late. Florals, dusty yeast.
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Cellar. No mention of Freigeist anywhere on the label. I think this is a new entry. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of citrus, lemongrass, orange zest, tangerine, tropical fruit, light spicy yeast, touch of malt, peppercorn and more citrus. Medium body. Slightly dry tangy finish.