pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Clear amber with velvet white head. Light hops, pepper, light funk. Light body and moderate carbonation, little sweet, becomes a bit tangy, easy to drink.
cards04 (2156) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks northropfrye for sharing. Pours a hazy yellow with tonnes of whipped cream like head. Sweet candy and pastry aromas. Flavours are sweet and citrus at first. Then hoppy and medicinal at the end. Nice stuff.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Monde des Bières.
Appearance : Clear yellow with rocky white foamy head. Long head retention. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Lots of saison yeast. Slightly rustic. Crisp floral noble hops. Light fruity notes. Chewy malts. Yeast signature is very present.
Taste : Noble hops with light citrusy notes. Quite yeasty with moderate spices. Finish slightly bitter with noble hops aroma and lots of yeast. Persistent yeast notes accompanied by the hops bitterness.
Palate : Carbonation is rather generous but not aggressive.
Overall : Very nice offering. Very elegant balance between the saison yeast and the noble hops. The yeasty notes could be tuned down a bit. Very drinkable and very refreshing. Reminds me a little bit of the Lupulus... but not as good.
TheJester (2091) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Bit of a gush when opened. Golden with a big, beautiful, white head. The head quickly fades to a small, sticky lump. The aroma is middling in strength, and quite earthy, with that typical Belgian note in the background. Flavour is fairly typical at first, but it finishes dry and bitter. (For the style). Nice.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Andrew. Funky earthy aroma lemon. Clean and herbal. Light bitterness. Crisp but a little sweet and not as complex a as I’d hope. 8/3/7/3/15
TET (1994) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden beer, a head is big and blond, strong bubbling. Aroma is strongly aromatic, oranges, honey, fruits, some hops. Taste has strong oranges and flowers, fruits and honey. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Aromatic and fresh saison, not a typical.
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: straw gold pour with massive white head. Aroma of spice and light banana. Bready sweet maltiness. Floral tones.
Flavour is interesting floral fruitiness.
Lemongrass, grassy floral bitterness, light yeast. Clean biscuity pilsner like maltiness.
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mathieuc (1957) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
More details to come later as I didn’t take the time to write down notes while bathing in the sun and drinking this. It’s official that there will be (many) repeat over the course of summer!
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw with a long-lasting white head. Smells of cereals and spice. Tastes like cereals, pepper, earth, salt. Light, but sharp bitterness. Light-bodied, resinous mouthfeel. Very refreshing.
Abijen (1732) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden clear beer with a big white head. Smells lemon, fresh and yeast, bit vommit. Tastes herbs and spices. Some pepper, lemon. Not my kind of beer. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.