lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly carbonated golden yellow-orange, huge puffy snow white foam. Aroma is lemony Sorachi hops, minty herbal, fruity esters. Taste is more subdued but with a lingering hop presence of grassy herbalness. The body is sweet bready malts, a bit of lemon zest overtone.
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow colour, nice big head. Aroma s dominated of fruits, flowers, sweet maltynes. Flavors is almost the same here, medium body, fruity,sweet maltynes, citrus and a nice dry medium hopy finish.
LinusStick (2911) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice and refreshing saison. Aroma was big and strong. Heavy hops, lemongrass and a hint of funk. Pour was a light bubbly, hazy gold with a one finger small bubbled head. Taste was great as well. Very dry and bitter in the front. The heavy earthy hops are dominant with just a hint of sweetness in the malt. Lemon and other citrus are heavy and after the swallow there is a hint of grass and hay. Slightly funky, but not bretty. Heavy carbonation bites the cheeks. Delicious, crisp and refreshing
kryon (1508) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden to yellow color with a high frizzy crown. Aroma of citrus and hints of corn. Very smooth saison with tones of citrus and the typical belgian saison.
TheEpeeist (3432) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Opens with a loud pop, pouring a cloudy orange with a craggy white head. Nose is yeast, pastry dough, pear and lavender. Just lovely, evoking a country herb garden. Chewy, oily and resiny with zippy carb. Taste is honey, Orangina, basil and grass. Maybe a bit heavy for a saison but overall tasty and fun with an old world feel.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a murky golden color with a massive white head. Nose is of light fruits and some slight spice notes. Taste is very crisp and sweet version of the nose. Palate is light and refreshing.
ekstedt (5675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady golden, medium white head. Earthy and slightly phenolic aroma, clear notes of pears, almond, and oranges. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Very tasty and refreshing.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Aroma is very strong citrus, some light funky notes. Beer is very well carbonated to style, white head lasts seemingly forever. Taste is tart, lemongrass flavours with other citrus. Not getting much of the saison funk coming through the strong hop flavour. An interesting saison, showcasing the Sorachi Ace hops very well, but the usual funky flavours are lost.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale golden beer with a big white head. Fruity aroma, lemon, yeast, some bready notes. Yeasty fruity flavor, citrus, some spices. Lemon finish with some yeast and hops. Refreshing beer.
Nisse666 (4635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from SB shared with rest of the family
AR: wild srawberries, belgian yeast, lemonad/lemon juice
AP: wee hazy red goldenbody, high wee bubbly that is transfering into big ones with great fluffiness and nice lacings
F: loaded with carbonation, yellow kiwi, rather dry,lime peel, some Belgian yeast rests