Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much in here, light and thin- some fruitiness in the flavor, but most of the body seems to come from yeast. Bottle from Ryan Blanksi’s Sourfest- Hollywood, Florida.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A pleasantly soft and flowery wild blonde ale. Superb smooth session beer.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed not-so-fresh-not-so-old, about 8 months before expiration date
The look: Dirty blonde topped by a long-lasting medium white head
In long: Pleasant nose of lemon muffin, countryside flowers and wilderness. Taste is very soft, this is not a very tasty beer. While drinking the beer I had a strong sensation of drinking the juice of seasonal garden “yellow flowers”. The beer is very wild, undoubtedly a Saison, but not to the point of being funky. Some herbal notes reminiscent of basil or something of that nature. Some dust. Lemon skin. The finish has more flowers and is semi-dry without much bitterness. I’m amazed at the low ratings on this one. Of course the beer is not intense (it is actually far from intense) but this is a superb moderately wild session beer. Seems that when a beer is sold in 750ml people want a hard-hitting tasty beer, but this one is a very nice session beer that I’d love to drink by the pints at my local pub. This super nice and criminally underrated beer has got to be one of Belgium beset kept secret. I will remain a secret because I can keep a secret. It’s the people I tell it to who cannot.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold. White head. Sweet/sour aroma. Some floral notes, honey and funk. Flvor is also sweet and sour. Some citrus, honey and some dry bitter finishing notes.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Blonde. Honey and elderflower in the aroma Citrus, honey and elderflower in the flavor. Just a touch of alcohol. Well balanced, maybe a bit too perfumed saison with a sticky mouthfeel.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little hazy golden colored beer with a thick foamy white head, The aroma is fresh and sweet fruity, with some flowers and a little sour. The taste is fresh with some bitter. There is yeast. It is dry and a little bitter with fruits like citrus. The aftertaste is dry and some bitter.
kloekus (19) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle: slightly turbied beer with a big stable foamy head and a nice pale yellow color. Good citrussy hoparoma. The taste is a little sweet, citrus, fresh with a nice bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter and dry. Good saison.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Faint aroma of slight yest, slight citrus, and slight elderflower. Poured yellow/flaxen in color with a huge, foamy, pillowy, rocky, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of light Pils malts, hops, light yeast, slight elderflower, and a hint of minerals. Medium body. Tingly, dry texture. Lively carbonation. Pils malt, slight citrus, and slight yeast finish is dry.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lautre Oeil, with Mathieu. White head on golden body. Very lacey afterwards. Not a praticularly interesting or spicey saison, but also late in the evening and palate may have been overloaded with extreme beer. 700th Belgian style beer I am told I am reviewing, for people who keep count of these things.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a large white head. Aroma is flowery, cistrus and notes of pepper. Flavour is caramel, elderflower, citrus.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden coloured with a nice egg white head with lacings. Aromas of elderflowers, orange fruit, honey and yeast. Flavours of hops, sweet malt, citrus, cereal and yeast. Nice..