UXO (278) - CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear deep gold with two fat fingers of pillowy white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate to heavy lacing (4/5). Nose is hay, banana, cloves, slight barnyard, grassy hops (9/10). Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter (9/10). Light to medium body, prickly sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish (4/5).
Excellent. Very much a farmhouse style saison, yet I find it reminds me of a Belgian Tripel like Duvel. Some might dislike the somewhat aggressive carbonation, but I enjoy the additional crispness and sharpness it provides - no tongue coating here. The slight barnyard funk on the nose also turns into a decently sharp brett-like edge on the tongue, making this feel more bitter than its 35 IBU. Not sure I’d want to cellar this one much longer if that really is brettanomyces, though - it might get a little unbalanced. Best to drink this one on the fresh side, I think, and this one was just over six months old. Really very enjoyable and another example of a world-class Belgian style being brewed in Canada. (18/20)
omhper (19705) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Juicy aroma of coriander, marzipan and citrus. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grain and dough joins the juicyness. Mild and harmonius.
Imblind (1) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressionnante, ça fait presque du bien de boire une bière aussi bonne fait au Québec, Bravo!
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by joes. Clear yellow orange color with a big white head. Smells and tastes fruity, yeast, sweet and some herbs.
Travlr (12473) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tide & Boar. Clear golden color, medium white head. Nice farmhouse aroma of dusty apricots and peaches. Taste is fruity fresh hay, light peppery funk. Very tasty.
Bretteux (176) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cette saison à des levures belges qui rappel d’autre bières de la même série.Ceci dit elle est franche et sec mais des plus agréable à boire et à un pourcentage à 6% qui passe bien.Son prix est aussi abordable à 7.99 au Iga près de chez moi.Je vais la reboire avec assurance dans un court délais.
HippyHop (165) - CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man I’m really digging the DV series from Charlevoix.
Pours a just-cloudy golden with a huge pillowy white head with great retention and lacing. Nose is lots of hay, earth and spice, banana and ethanol - that’s all I can pick up, though I know there’s other stuff floating around in there. Taste follows the nose perfectly, with a nice equal mix of lip-smacking dryness and alcohol warmth on the finish. mouthfeel is moderate with medium carbonation. These guys seem to make the best Euro beers in North America.
_angst_ (2880) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy reddish golden with a huge frothy and tiny fizzy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky trace on the glass. Smell is estery, slightly phenolic and slightly floral with biscuits, banana bread, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, persimmon, dry wood and hints of lemon zest and sheet metal. Taste is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, estery and phenolic with white bread, ripe banana, black and white pepper corns, almonds, sheet metal, hay, dry soil, minerals, paper, pears and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, slightly dry, slightly astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter, estery and phenolic with white bread, unripe banana, pepper corns, sheet metal, pears, almonds, hay, minerals and lemon zest. Bit too heavy on the metal phenols and banana esters…
Habanero (2670) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep golden body with an average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus fruits, grain and wheat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonaition. A very nice Saison indeed.
lusikka (6360) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, grassy hops and some citrus. Flavour is very grainy with some floral hops, pear, grass and caramel. Medium bodied and a bit harsh and annoyingly high carbonation. Nothing fancy.