kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hue with nice head and good lacing... Sunshine in a glass. Lemon citrus is noticable and nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 In bottle, thanks Dan. Pours a slightly hazy, light golden colour with a fair white head. Lovely saison aroma of white pepper, lemon zest, lavender and caramel. Similar white pepper, citrusy lemon, caramel and barley flavours. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice with a little soap and plenty of lingering lavender. Also had this on draught at The Southern Bar Opening. Poured a light golden colour with some blueberry and banana flavours coming through this time around. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. Interesting. 7,4,6,4,17 (3.8).
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Bottle with cgarvieuk and co, courtesy of FaithHealer1. Thank you! Hazy yellow, thin bubbly head fades to nothing. Lemon, lavender, slight pepper funk, maybe vanilla on the nose. Palate is some sherbet, big sorachi detergent character but not in a bad way, some saison lemon zestiness, funky sorachi lavender linger........ 7 3 8 4 17 3.9
Keg at Red Squirrel. Colder and fizzier. Slightly more bready, but maybe less funky. Soft lavender lemon flavours. Nice, but not quite as good as bottle in my opinion - I miss the funk. 7 3 7 4 17 3.8
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft odd saison farm nose ... little fizzy ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... farmyard soft saison ... little floral ... littre bitter .. quite a lot of lavander
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured near-clear medium golden with an easily-resuscitated eggshell head. The aroma picked up sweet and tart lemony notes, dried, spicy floral notes, and a little vanilla bean over soft bready notes.. nice pinch of honey down there too.. great balance! The flavor found the same soft bread and honey notes at the core.. white pepper, lemon zest, cloves, and coriander around.. the back found some tropical citrus on top of everything else.. great stuff! Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. it just rolled smoothly through the mouth, with spices and hops showing up just where they needed to.. I wasn’t prepared to like this so much, and I wish I had more!
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(75 cl bottle) Light yellow color, hazy, with a mostly lasting white head. Smells wonderfully of citrus fruits and mango. Aroma of citrus and mango, sometimes veering towards grassy notes as well, along with a spiciness that seems to stem from the belgian yeast used. Only very subdued, hay-like malt aroma. Taste is medium bitter. Long finish. Concentrated summer in a bottle. Very nice!
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 1/20/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours hazy golden with a very thick and rocky white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving thick residue lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is straightforward spicy saison with some bread malt, and bitterness and hops that run from floral to grassy and full of citrus. The flavor is lightly sweet bread malt up front, moving to the spicy yeast and complex hops that, once again, range from floral, to citrus, to grassy. The body is medium with lightly oily texture, lively carbonation, and a long spicy and complex hops finish.
Hansen (7450) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloued and almost clear. Has a nice herbal note, faint vanilla, dill too. Flavor is moderate sweet. Texture is creamy, soft carbonation.
Zita (5409) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light citrus and dill aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, dry dill finish.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. One of my favorite brooklyn beers, but I prefer it from the bottle for the yearst sediment. Great beer all around