corkyrory66 (631) - BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bière très originale. Etiquette du genre écolo, vert pomme, avec des fleurs de sureau
qui font partie de la composition. D’ailleurs écolo et sureau, ça rime ….
Couleur jaune paille mat, un peu aussi sur le vieux citron.
Bière trouble comme une blanche. Bulles moyennes partout.
Mousse blanche pure à très gros flocons, collante aux parois du verre.
Arômes de houblon fin (il y en a deux), et fleurs de sureau.
Bonne 1ère bouche douce avec des fleurs et des fruits blancs.
Arrière-bouche qui s’arrête sec, puis revient sur quelques épices.
2ème bouche avec la même enveloppe, mais amertume plus fine et spécifique.
3ème bouche sur les fleurs de sureau, bien précises et agréables.
Rétronez qui pince un peu et développe ces saveurs.
Longueur où on s’installe dans un côté désaltérant, sympa, doux.
Levure typée amère avec un rien d’acidité.
Alcool sympa à 5 % abv pour ce type de bière.
Finale qui se savoure, sans défaut, et sans prétention sauf le désaltérant de la
bière et la douceur de ces fleurs très saisonnières ….
erickok (3695) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light hazy yellow. Fresh, floral, yeast, white bread. Light bitter, very well developed. Dry finish. Awesome. At this abv its stunning. (At Trappistenlokaal ?t Klooster)
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Brassigaume 2012. Brewed with elderflowers – rightly recommended to me due to my fondness of saison’s and more importantly Mamouche. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Smell is flowery, elderflowers, white pepper, reasonable yeast and light sopa. Taste is flowers, elderflowers, yeast heavy, soft white berries, mellow herb and white pper finish. Bit yeast heavy body – lovely stuff thx for the recommendation Sebletitje.
Ernest (6259) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, pepper, crabapple, gum, basil/sage.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Awww, yeah! This is my kind of saison. Super quaffable, low in alcohol, wonderfully tart without being full-on sour, and pretty much impossible to tell it’s spiced (I’ve never smelled elderflowers, but there’s nothing obvious in the nose that screams out that it has any adjuncts at all...it’s floral-herbal, but could easily be mistaken as coming from hops). Very clean tasting, perfectly balanced, and impossible to stop drinking, right to the last drop of the bottle. Fantastic rendition.
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a large white head. Huge floral/herb aroma. Med body. Flavor is pretty earthy with a little yeast and a lot of floral/herb. Finishes hoppy/earthy bitter.
OldMrCrow (1867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottleworks
Pale pour, fluffy head. Light saison spiciness to the aroma, couple with something like honeysuckle (which I suppose is the elderflower). Flavor is gently sweet, honeyed, not the least cloying with this late, late Saaz-like whisp of hop bitterness. Spot on mouthfeel, light and exceptionally drinkable without being watery in the least, intermediate carbonation never pushes too hard. I really like this beer--to think that one could have this instead of your classic American lawnmower beers! Brilliant.
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice hazy blonde color with a big head and plenty of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is earthy and floral but with no where near the elderflower pungency that was present in Mamouche. Wonderful never the less, lightly fruity with some light damp limestone.
The flavor is spot on for what I look for in a Saison, dry, nicely bitter, with a leafy earthy hoppiness. The floral character comes thorough much stronger in the flavor than the aroma with it’s light hints of black jack chewing gum, again no where near the level obtained in Mamouche but I doubt very much that they were going for that pungency here as the Elderflower is far more harmonized with the earthy, minerally, & bitter flavors presented. Some nice lightly husky malt is fairly subdued but presented nicely.
I could absolutely drink this every single day.
JoeinDahlem (1329) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really impressed by this one. On tap at Delirium Taphouse in Brussels. Bright golden color with pillowey white head. Aroma has big bright-fruity esters, tropical fruit, citrus, mango, passion fruit. Flavor has a light sweetness with refreshing and dry, moderate but serious bittermess. Delicious, refreshing. Can’t wait to get more.
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance:Hazy blonde,good head...
Flavor:good citrus-lemon hops flavor,hi-carbonatation,good floral flavor....
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Pours a very slightly hazed golden yellow, pillowy white head lasts throughout, great lace, just perfect. Aroma is lightly floral and faintly sour. Flavor is lemon, grain, and faint funk over slight flowers. The funk at first is a bit off-putting, which is unusual for me, but as it warms, it starts to work with the rest of the beer. Very faint lingering bitterness. Ultimately I decided I rather liked this. Always good to try a solid example of one of my favorite styles. RERATE with a bottle I have held for about 6 months. Bumped up the score to make it an even 4. Same funk as the first bottle when first poured, but it seems to have mellowed. As it warmed, everything moved into an exceptionally balanced beer with a distinct floral note. Really quite nice. RERATE from a draft sample. Comments are similar, but there was no funk present. Almost like a wit in some ways. Numbers stayed the same.