Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 27 December 2013. Poured a hazy amber with a medium, white head and excellent lacing. Spicy aroma with notes of orange peal and Belgian yeast esters. Initial flavours of bitter citrus rind mixed with sweet peaches and grassy hop. Dry, bitter finish with straw, tart citrus and pine needles. Pretty solid UK Saison.
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Hammersmith. Clear orange colour, still, white foamy head, leaves decent lacing. Smell is toned down - getting some sweet fruity esters, malts. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste - watery malts, slight chemical, apple. Finishes with ash and yeast. Very drying. I was left feeling that this one could have been a lot better.
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask moon under water Watford. Golden coloured pour with a steadfast white froth. Aroma is orange blossom ans saison yeast phenols. Some pineapple. Flavour is agresive bitterness at the back of the throat. Grassy orange and saison Yeast. Medium body and low carb.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading.Pours amber-gold with a thin, loose white head. Banana up front, then a lot of white pepper with sour lemon behind. Little bit of cabbage, and a restrained bitterness. Normally like saisons, but not this one.
mike_77 (3115) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong aroma of stewed apples. Also quite woody. Smooth, rich. Sweet but with dry apple pips in the finish.
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Lloyds Bar JDW, Basingstoke) Golden with a white head and a slight haze. Peach, yeast, banana and syrup in the aroma. Peach, banana, yeast and some tangy notes in the taste.
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at Golden Lion wetherspon , Rochester ; spice aromas ; light golden with subtle white head . Some yeasty bubblegum fruit ester like apple and mild spice -to go with a sweet’ish palate , mildly dry finish .;
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
18th December 2013
Libery Bounds Spoons. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is dry with fine carbonation. Sweet spicy yeast. Apples and oranges. More spice. Dry finish. Meh!
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 18/12/2013. Golden with a frothy, white head. Yeasty, stone fruits, a perfumed, floral edge and dryish finish. No evidence of the advertised pumpkin, but a pleasant Belgian styled beer nonetheless.
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. There was a distinct boiled vegetable note to this, reasonably bitter, sweetish then a leafy, earthy note. Not sure.