subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fizzy muted lemon with a low white head. Aroma is faint but zesty. Mouthfeel is sharp. Flavor has citrus, lemon pepper and is very crisp and clean. Somewhat reminiscent of an Orval. Super nice presentation."
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Nærbø Ølfestival. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, citrus, hop, spices, yeast . Nice beer.
Schnabelhund (75) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy light amber to golden, the white head sticks around and leaves beautiful lacing behind. The nose is very rich and bright; it has notes of lemon zest, mango, candy, pepper, and herbs. On the palate, it opens with bright bubblegum flavors, followed by greenish notes and juicy grapefruit bitterness which sticks around with the dry and tannic finish, while the alcohol is more muted than one could expect from 7.6% ABV. The carbonation is lively and goes well with the overall dryness. An excellent creation.
tmoreau (3706) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift 750 ml. bottle shared with craft friends, and poured to snifters with a hazed, orangey gold color, white, froth & bubbles head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma evoked a reminiscent barbershop scent that included dryness, spice, herbs, citrusy zest, & lemongrass, and maybe a little grapefruit. Light to medium bodied, with very effervescent, spritzy carbonation, light tartness, fruit & citrus, and a very palateably crisp & dry finish. I really enjoyed this one!
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the corked, caged bottle no. 0042. It pours like golden champagne with a fizzy white head and continuous bubbly carbonation. The aroma has a sparkling grape or lemon zest kind of nose with pale roasted malts and a clean hop bite. The body is light to medium. The taste is about the same as the nose with citrus goodness, active carbonation that makes me burp (sorry), and a clean, crisp hop finish. Tart yet dry.
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Desde austin hasta la casa del dog menendez. Buena. COn citric hops. Antes de la oktoberfest
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars in North Adelaide, SA. Grassy notes, very light sour taste. Easy drinking on a hot day.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip out of a 22oz bottle.
Pours a hazy light straw yellow with a very fluffy, billowy white head. Globs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass along with amazing head retention.
The aroma is typical of a saison but is very rich. Lots of bread and yeast notes along with a tremendous punch of citrus. A little mustyness along with some lemon and a touch of citrus. Very nice and quite deep.
The flavor is a bit on the light side but is quite nice. Spicy yeast esters along with orange peel and a touch of lemon. Some bread and hay along with grass. Some vanila finishes things up along with a drying finish and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite dry with just a little bit of stickyness to end things up.
Overall, a very nice Saison with a twist. The sorachi ace hop lends some very nice citrus notes that compliment the Belgina yeast nicely. A good beer that is worth picking up.
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle 12/14/13 (Jewel Clearance Rack)-42° in Tulip-Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, citrus, and hops. Taste of spices, yeast, citrus, grass, and bubblegum. This light bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Great brew.
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden and lively beer, a head is big, lasting, slightly cloud and blond. The nose is aromatic, fruitfull, mandarin, citrusfruits, fructose and exoticness of Sorachi. Taste of fruits, lemon and lemon zest, spices and herbs. Now the Sorachi is clearly on the stage, first time when I find a dill. Medium bodied, sparkling carbonation, that fitts nicely into sophisticated habitus, the drinkability is fresh. Quite straightforward but still interesting beer, nevertheless, even the big bottle can hold the interest.