SPDickerman (835) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque golden with a large, dense white head. Smells a bit like lemon some hay and wheat aromas. Taste is first of green apples and other white fruits with a touch of lemon citrus and various bread-like substances. Light-bodied with a mostly smooth, lightly prickly texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace finishes with a touch of funk.
Unm4rk3d (57) - Bowen Hills, 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 (788) - 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 (2748) - 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 (1312) - 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.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - quite a lovely-looking beer - hazy gold, very lively with a huge, thick, lasting frothy head - nose of pepper, lemon, pineapple, mango, honey, vanilla - medium sweet, but with a quenching acidity to it - complex tropical flavors, some vanilla, and even a hint of coconut - some honey, peppered mango, pineapple - medium dry, moderately bitter finish - interesting and tasty beer.
Lonick (339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ever so slightly cloudy. Spicy, peppercorns, lemon, citrus, dry perhaps not so dry as you would expect. I loved it
Beergeek23322 (1737) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/30/2010. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus, Belgian yeast, grass and hops. A little tart with yeast, spices and lemony flavors. Excellent!
Minderbinder (1320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour hazy blond with low white head. Aroma is of fruits (estery), slight garbage juice, citrus. Taste is of fruits, citrus, honey. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Good. I dont believe the bottle was in very good shape. Not an outstanding saison at all. Still enjoyable but was waiting for more...
tom10101 (1848) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Clear golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is yeasty with orange/citrus, bubblegum and herbal notes. Taste is of slightly sweet and quite fruity (mostly citrus) along with floral notes and bubblegum again. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Well crafted, but not my favorite Saison. Maybe my bottle was too old or I just don’t like Sorachi Ace hops.
vanvenlo (1103) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slowbeer ontap (29-Nov-13) Spicy savoury citrus lemonade aroma. Yellow amber colour, good head and fluffy lacing. Lemonade spicy savoury herbal flavour. Big savoury herbal lemon finish that pulls thru to the aftertaste.