RafeAU (422) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap takeover at the Durham. Nice saison, not much funk, easy drinking, finish is not so dry for a saison. Carbonation is only moderate, maybe it’d be higher in the bottle than on tap.
ClubGonzo (4752) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark straw-hued body with a large white head. Nose is straw, hay, Belgian saison yeast, citrus, hints of bread dough and grass. Taste is citrus, straw, orange peel, bread dough and hints of Belgian saison yeast. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely fresh and tasty saison with a finely tuned citric profile. Nice.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow, cloudy, white head. Light sweetness, spicy, yeasty, a bit funky. Not overly complex just a solid saison. Good but not great. Downed in a Ute after a day at the brewpub.
ShaneJ (745) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bridge Road (2014 Advent Box). Pale gold/straw, creamy white head, yeasty, grassy, doughy, spicy, apple, pear, low bitterness, low sweetness, smooth texture, dry spicy finish. Really good.
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours yellow hazy with a big white head. Smell of yeast esters, hay, spices and light light malts. Light to moderate sweet, a sting of alcohol and malts, quite fruity, feels a bit too heavy, spicy tail with moderate bitterness. Quite nice saison
beer-yum (876) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Closer to a Saison than the Bling is to an IPA - but I’m thinking they are not really trying somehow. Hopefully, that means better things to come - yum!
jookos (3599) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.75 bottle@kitty’s. Pale yellow hazy. Wheaty pale malty, some citrus, belgy yeasty. Mellow fruity. Soft bodied, yeasty wheaty. Sort of dulled, mellow boring. Unless I’m doing hard farming, or whatever saisons were designed for, I qouldn’t ask for this. As a beer, dull and boring.
Hermod (4449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Kitty’s, Helsinki. Bottled on 040413. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Pear, yeast, wheat, dough in aroma. Flavor has dough, spicy notes, pear, sweetness. Certainly not the beer I was expecting.
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No idea why i bought this as it not my style, but really glad i did. Pale straw looking and brilliant white head. Yeasty, grassy and a smidge tart as well. One for the summer months, maybe with some sandies and oysters. Good stuff.
StevieT (1046) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Archive. Pours a champagne colour with a thick tightly bubbled head, laces well, highly carbonated, mild grape aroma, creamy mouth feel, malty with a crisp finish. Not my favourite style but a very good beer.