UDBeernut (1486) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours hazy gold with small white head. Bready nose with hints of dull earth. Taste is same with addition of flower and faint clove. Slightly less than medium body. A treat with fish tacos.
graham_murphy (228) - - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and bubbly like a champagne. Great citrusy hops in a sweet, delicate saison. Very impressive ale. I’m not generally a fan of saison but this is very good.
BadAprilia1000 (219) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Nice foamy head that sticks around for a bit. Smells of hay, bread, oranges, citrus, apricots, limes, horse blanket. Mouth feel is nice and dry and very smooth. Refreshing. Taste is of sweet malted grain, weak citrus fruits, apricots, peaches, and honey. Very balanced and drinkable Saison. Very good beer.
Osprey87 (1186) - London via, WALES - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Bottle Shop Bermondsy. Clear orange, slightly sparkling, no real head. Aroma - potent apple, wheat, lemon. Body is medium, carbonation is spritzy, smooth. Taste - wheaty, pine, urinal cake (in a sort of good way), touch of lemon. Very fruity, fresh beer. Stupendously drinkable. Good use of sorachi ace.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 9-25-2011 (Corked and caged bottle) The appearance is a medium sized fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, grassy, floral hops, sweet, fruity, and zesty. The taste is sweet, grassy, floral hops, malt, some spice, and zesty. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, a nice tasting saison and worth trying.
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: wheat, fruity, citrus. Appearance: hazy pale gold, small white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: dry, sour, bitters coming up, fruity wheat again. Overall: great Saison, amazing aroma, interesting palate. Pint at Euston Tap, London.
Masterkush7 (390) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is peach, citrus, honey, lemongrass, orange, gooseberries. Taste is citrus, honey, lemongrass, funk, citrus, slight metallic notes. Body is quite full and carbonated. Aftertaste is citrus, honey and lemongrass.
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dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml large champagne corked bottle. Pale haze gold beer with a huge white head and lots of fizz inside. Nose is yeasty, winey (grapes) and breads. Maybe a little light cheese note in the nose. In the mouth, it’s full and bready. Lots of doughy tastes, freshly cooked, crusty bread. There is a champagne quality here too - the grapeyness isn’t as pronounced as in the nose, but it’s there - the yeast is fresh and winey here though. It tastes "classy" and the mouthfeel is splendid. Sip sip sip and sip some more. Doesn’t taste like a 7.6, but DOES taste a bit like a wine. It’s wonderfully confusing, and I’m going to enjoy it. Finish is piney, bready and long...
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur dorée. Bière superbement équilibrée, moyennement corpulente, fraîcheur et rondeur à la fois. légère touche sucrée en finale. Top !
kramer (4700) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body with a fluffy white head that left lots of sticky lacing. The nose is really nice, very light and delicate maltiness under a beautiful fruity and juicy hoppiness. The aroma is so good on this that I think I could just smell this beer all night and be satisfied. The hops are just as bright and fruity on the flavor as the aroma. A really nice mix of mango and passion fruit flavors coming from the hops. The malt is still light, delicate, and soft, staying in the background and letting the hops do all the talking. Not a ton of influence from the yeast, but I think that this is supposed to be all about the hops anyway. Light bodied and very airy with very fine fizzy carbonation. Lingering earthy and fruity finish. Pretty delicious stuff, I love the hops in here and the lack of spicing.
DrSilverworm (5054) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Totally hazy kind of darker amber orange color. Good thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of caramely, light pine, light spice. Some apricot. More malt-forward at this point, but still some nice sorachi hop character to it. Some white grape, good interesting kind of grassy light bit of hop to it. Hint of lemon. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture, goes towards more dry in the finish. Some good light belgian yeast character. Not as hoppy as I expected, but maybe this is how it’s supposed to be? As a mildly hoppy belgian ale, it’s pretty solid and complex. Enjoyed it more than I expected to, considering I haven’t seen Sorachi Ace in a while and I’m assuming it’s an older keg.