TheEpeeist (3444) - 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 (5708) - 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 (12025) - 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 (4673) - 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
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a huge white head leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma: fruity, slightly spicy, citrus, kräftsnaps (lemon and dill), some berries. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, fruity, herbal, some nuts, some kind of spice, nice and fresh flavours overall, dry finish. Medium-bodied with a high carbonation, a bit moussy. Very drinkable!
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma and taste of wheat, some spices, lemon and some detergent. Descent stuff.
pilsnerrogge (2577) - 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 (2321) - 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.