pilsnerrogge (2537) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour, frothy head. Nose is blood orange with some floral notes. Flavour is more blood orange with notes of mint and orange zest.
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with a fairly large white head. Quite hazy. Couldn’t quite get my head around the aroma, lots of wheat, yeast but also lemon and dried fruits. Medium, nice carbonation. Wheat, yeast and lemon also comes through in the taste. Decent bitterness, but finish is a bit short. Still, a good saison. Glad I tried it, and that I picked up a second bottle for the summer.
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doft: blommor och tvål.
Smak: Lite sötkryddig, konstgjord smak, aningen besk/bitter.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours light hazy yellow with a large white head. The aroma is fantastic with fresh bread dough, crackers, straw, dry spices, light rubber, flowers, airy/dry spices (coriander, clove, mild nutmeg, basil and white pepper), light wood, lemon marmalade/lemon muffins, melon, apricot juice, subtle oranges, ripe pears, kiwi and subtle yellow exotic fruits. The nose is extremely fresh, bright and clean in a good way. The flavor is light sweet to dry, light bitter and tiny, tiny acidic. Very elegant spicy, fruity, grassy, mild citric, mild floral and bready. The mouthfeel is soft and clean with crisp, medium carbonation. Controlled, subtle esters and phenols. No alcohol notable. The finish is dry cracker-like with citrus and a light earthy bitterness. Near medium bodied.
tgncc (2899) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Rerate on 2/26/2012. The aroma is fruity, pepper, wheat, cereal grains, lemon. The appearance is a hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is the same as the aroma, fruity, pepper, grainy, lemony. The finish is a citrus/lemon bittering. Medium/thin in body. Decent.
Atheist_Peace (977) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy yellow with massive head that takes days to recede. Nose of tea leaves, soap and barnyard, with some lemon. Lively on the palate with a real funky note and a drying quality.
Bendrixian (1175) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
she is frothy, big carbonation, piss yellow in colour.
aromas are tea like, soappy, field weeds and hay. palate is medium bodied, has a real creamy texture. she is hoppy and medium beer. okay brew.
ClubGonzo (4237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with the "United Norwegian Beer Bloggers’ Table" @ Brooklyn Brewery tasting in Oslo, May 2010. Slightly hazy orange body, massive foamy white head. This is pretty much as good as a saison can look in a snifter. :-) Aroma is Belgian ale yeast, candy sugars, citrus, grapes and champagne yeast. Taste is very dry, with grapes, bitter grassy hops, champagne yeast again and a bit of baker’s yeast in the aftertaste. Palate is smooth, light, fresh and dry. A very refreshing and nice saison.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden yellow with a white foamy head. Wild barnyard aroma, slight malty sweetness, and lightly citrus. Sweet and somewhat sour flavor. Bitter palate, thin texture, long finish.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a murky dark yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that subsides to nothing over time.
Aroma: Big fruity nose, orange zest, white wine, large herbal hop bouquet.
Taste: Bitter spicy hops. Dry pale malt. Fruity yeast. Finishes crisp and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little on the heavy side with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable Saison on the big side of both flavor and body.