downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy gold in colour, with a big, tight white head and plenty of carbonation. Light, wheaty aroma with some lemon and floral hops. Flavour of citrus fruits, spice and yeast with a dryish finish. Didn’t detect any elderflowers. Ok.
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from pre-ZBF 2010. Cloudy dull yellow, giant white head, medium lacing. Aroma of bananas, citrus, straw. Flavor is nicely bitter and sour. Medium body, decent character. Drinkable.
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle that claimed to be 750 ml (was not fooled by this) @ Gallows Bird. Poured hazy yellow with an abundant creamy white head. The aroma was yeasty and spicy with a floral character. The flavour was very dry with lots of bitterness from the hops. Could not distinguish the taste of elderflower.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours hazy yellowish blond with large, creamy, lasting head. Taste is mild, light bile-like bite. Palate is slightly oily. Aroma has yeasty vegetable, cereal.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy blond beer with a nice white head. Citrus and hoppy aroma and taste. Dry and nicely bitter. Some flowers and herbs noticable. Very refreshing and an excellent saison.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet citrus and hoppy aroma. Light hazy, yellow colour, white irregular head, fair lace. Light sweet, bitter, citrus, well hopped, some plastic, Medium body, light dry.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle.Hazy yellow brown color, spritzy appearance. Fruity, spicy, flowery and perfumed aroma with grapefruit. Dry spicy flavor with yeasty bitterness, flowery perfume, orange and pepper. There are some nice Belgian vibes but the yeasty bitterness is somewhat disturbing.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from Capone’s, Norristown. Huge prickly carbonation makes this beer boom out of the bottle, with an unruly head and some decent lacing. Pleasant golden body if you can find it. The nose is quite sharp, almost spicy, with a touch of fruitiness in there. You can’t really ignore the presence of the flowers, which give it a kind of raw, earthen quality in the taste. While I enjoy that dimension, it does kind of crowd the other qualities out. Not bad.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuits and light flowery fruit. Cloves are apparent in the aroma also. Very drinkable.
tlind2 (1144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slighty cloudy golden color, lasting white head. Spicy lemon aroma, which follows through to the flavor. Some chalky notes and malts as well. Medium body, high carbonation. Not the best saison I’ve had, but not bad either.