gwoodin (36) - Birmingham, - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bb29082013 gushed probably due to secondary fermentation rather than infection. Banana and clove esters form the aroma. Taste spicy, prickly in mouth. Overall: True to style saison (belgian) beer.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at home Wednesday 4th December 2013 purchased from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon recently Pours hazy gold edging towards light amber with a white head. The aroma is very fresh it literally tickles your nose, clean, spicy and with a nice yeastiness. Tastes lovely, well rounded with yeast forward flavour. A little warmth from the alcohol. This is a really, really, lovely Saison. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 4.0
Hermod (2577) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Alesbymail. Bb 23/04/14. Hazy golden, frothy lasting white head. Love the aroma; citrus peel, yeast, mild sourness, earthy notes. Flavor is citrus, hops, floral notes, wheat. Finish is dry, citrus/lime lingers with some sour notes in the back. Got me thinkin of Nögne/Bridge Road india saison. Excellent.
-- rated with beerbasher
jamestulloch (824) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Murky golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades to nothing. Sour aroma of muted lemon and salt. Tastes of oranges, herbs and lemon meringue pie. Medium to full body with a frothy texture. Lively carbonation. A solid but unspectacular Saison.
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 (Bottled) A damn good take on a Saison ,i mean tick every damn box . It looks like Achel blond or something quintessntially ’Belgian ’ in a goblet . Drinks down dry -floral ,spicy -with orange .apple . banana estery flavour . Soft body -easy to drink -yet the 6.5 % reminds yo its lurking in the glass.
RichardGretton (4109) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a strong frothy head. The aroma is sour with some dry and bitterness. The flavour is spiced with sour and bitterness. Overall a nice beer of a sour and spiced nature.
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Everettm (48) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soft cloudy amber with a clean white head. The aroma straight from the pour begins rather harsh with slight acetyl notes but soon subsides to subtle spice and fruit of no particular discerning character. Mild body with mouth tingling effervescence. An initial mild malt character with slight herbal tones quickly gives way to a semi-sweet and tart dry bitterness. Neither a bad brew nor good, needs more discernible character.
jerd16 (71) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Cloudy amber with 1.5 finger head. Amalgamation of notes, nothing particularly discernible. Medium and lively carbonation. Initial citrus is fleeting and replaced by a dry and acerbic finish.
Unfulfilling saison. Veers more towards a Belgian blonde. A beer with an identity crisis.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd October 2012
Very hazy amber beer, little white head. Palate is light and crisp and semi dry. Semi sweet malt, typical Saison - light herby tang. Light banana ester. Whisper of caramel. Light finish. Not bad, refreshing and clean.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big coarseish offwhite head. Hazy coppery body. Mealy orangey funky aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dry-sweet mealy orangey spicy taste with peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, hot, fizzy mouthfeel. Dry spicy peppery orangey aftertaste with mealy herbal notes. Nice, drinkable, interesting. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)
BoBoChamp (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl, at 6.5%Vol, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, floral/sweet and slightly malty/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew