daigoon (102) - - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle.
Small white head, little lacing, hazy orange/golden color. Citrus taste.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml caged-cork bottle - decants a hazed pale straw color with a massive bone-white meringue cap. Citrusy aroma with gusty biscuit malts. Flavour starts with biscuit malts and a peppery edge but then the palate is floode with this lemon-dill discernment - goes to a spicy dry clean finish - bright sharp summery character - very refreshing - hides its higher alcohol content well for such a light spicy saison - top flight brew for savoring on a warm spring bistro patio with a grilled bay scallops
Mr_Pink_152 (3565) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried in a bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Hazy golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma yeast and fruit. Taste hops spicy and light bitter.
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours straw yellow, hazy. Mild particulate. Beautiful little beaded carb. Short white sudsy head. Nose of lemon grass, funk. candy sugar, yeast. Raw sour dough. Lots of lemony citrus and clean wheat malts. Yeasty. Has a tiny bit of toast in the back of the throat. It’s very minimally gritty. Notes of stewed sour plums, fresh grass and leafy herb and spice. Is there a bit of cilantro/coriander in here? Pithy grapefruit sorbet. Great substitute for champagne on a tasting menu. A really unassuming beer.
Very stylish modern Saison.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a milky/yeasty golden apricot with foamy white head. Smells of cutrus and tropical fruit hops alongside mild notes of saison yeast. Tastes like it smells, but yeastier, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Solid, but another turbid brew that’s very yeasty on the tongue.
TATE (402) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. I think this one is a bit old. Big citrusy aroma with comes through in the flavor though this is quickly taken over by a soapy flavor and very sweet and cloying. It ends with a boozy flavor that I find unpleasant. This one’s not for me.
AtronSeige (1221) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Medium spicy, orange zest, flora, Medium-light pepper, fruity, pear. Light grainy.
Appearance: Hazy, yellow body. Thin, white head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium pepper, orange zest, Medium-light bread, grain, spicy. Medium bitterness. Light alcohol. Very dry finish with lingering spice and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light warming. Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Light carbonic sting.
Overall: Spicy, fruity. Light warming, dry finish. The only flaw was head retention. Awesome!
355ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
vidmidia (281) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amarela, turva. Espuma rala de média duração. Aroma cítrico de limão e laranja. Sabor amargo equilibrado, cítrico, com notas de limão, laranja, coentro e coco. Retrogosto amargo que emora a aparecer e final levemente ácido.
PeatyPete (904) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale yellow color with white foam head. Fruity yeast aroma. Taste of citrus hops and a little spicy.
Marstonlad (746) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Sello, Espoo. Pours cloudy golden with a huge frothy head. The aroma features strong floral and citrusy notes, apple, berries - black currant - with grainy pale maltiness and yeastiness in the background - much variety. Taste is dryish, light sour and bitter; pale malts provide basis for yeast and hops to add levels on. Fresh fruitiness, berries, hay and barnyard - very Belgian outlook, only very subtle American influence. The palate is medium-bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Quality saison, very refreshing.