DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brixx Knoxville. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some decent lacing. Solid lemongrass notes on the nose. Crisp and tart on the tongue with a bit of funk on the finish. Interesting interpretation of the style.
Matt_Foran (49) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice crisp. Pick up hints of the lemongrass and herbal flavors. Sorachi ace very forward and nice. A very solid beer!
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Eline @ Van Moll Brewpub. Lightly hazy yellow to light orange color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is lightly malts, sorachi ace is clearly present, lightly a hint of yeast. Taste lightly malts, some yeast again, sorachi ace again, a touch of orangepeel, slightly zesty, lightly a soft bitter finish. Decent body and carbonation with that 7.6% ABV pretty well hidden.
tomer (1804) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, big almost gushing fluffy stable head, very cloudy palre orange color, aroma of rotten oranges, candid fruit and some spiciness, strong flavor of rotten oranges with hints of fruit and candy, light and a touch coarse bitterness and a light sweetness. Nice but not too interesting.
HKdIPA (300) - HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brian's in Brooklyn. Very hazy orange-golden pour with dense frothy head. Aroma is zesty spicy saison - orange and lemon peel with clove and cinnamon. Taste follows - very lemony zesty (sorachi ace?) and usual saison flavors. Crisp and bubbly (fine bubbles). Very solid saison but maybe not as special as I'd hoped.
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear straw gusher of a head and tons of lacing. Nose is yeast and fruit. Flavours of apples, dough, maybe some peach and lemon and some great grassy bitterness. Taste is light sweet med/light bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation. So drinkable.
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with huge foamy head. Good lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon and basically all other citrus fruits. Grapefruit, some lemongrass and some spicy saison. Fruity palate with average carbonation. Aftertaste is fruity, dry, spicy, alcohol, citrus fruits and lemon peel. Overall: Very nice single hop. I could drink tons of this.
Alpha10 (363) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014/12/14 - Pours a hazy, golden-straw colour with a massive, soapy, white head that slowly reduces. Aroma is lemon citrus, funk, herbal hops and mild honey. Taste is similar to nose; lemon citrus, herbal hops, funk, light pepper and mild honey. Mouthfeel is light to medium with sharp carbonation and a, spiced, drying, citrus rind finish. Very enjoyable.
Fellow Ratebeer guzzler & all around philosopher of the suds Helsdon (his review is two below mine) has been pushing this brew on me & man, is he right. Pops out of the bottle & into the glass a beautiful saffron yellow & offers a foamy cap of three -- no, jeez look -- four fingers. A quick action sip prevents spillage & wastage. This a fantastic saison with all the spices, pepper & funkiness you’d want. The bonus here is the bountiful Sorachi hopping.
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veronneaupy (179) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Au nez, c'est frais, crisp et levuré. En bouche, on goute la levure, l'aneth et le miel. La finale est fraîche, assez courte et sèche. Bien joué
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markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.75l taste sample with tdoreck at Brooklyn stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it yellow color with small white head.Taste and aroma of citrus, bitter, quite funky.Not good complexed I think.