kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent example of the style. Spicey, yeasty, grassy nose with a suitably dry and tart mouthfeel. Loooked fantastic in a big tulip glass all nice and hazy with a huge rocky head. Truly wonderful.
MJGG (852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verre de 12 oz, d’un fût au Local Taphouse de Saint-Kilda. Arômes très invitants de levure rustique et épicée. Robe blonde et trouble, belle mousse et effervescence assez active. En bouche, un beau malt pilsner accompagne la levure rustique et épicée, très authentique. Assez discrète présence houblonnée, plutôt herbacée. Très agréable finale montrant une belle touche d’acidité. Une très belle saison, tout à fait dans les règles de l’art.
Samma (57) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Both on tap at brewery and in 750ml bottle. This is a very classy and sophisticated effort. Has sour aroma and Hooegarden type appearance. Very full-bodied taste, very citrusy and tart. Great lingering aftertaste. I’m looking forward to having a taste of a more matured bottle (if I can resist the temptation to drink it early).
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Quality nose...sweet grass and some funky earth with a really nice yeasty background. Taste is just fantastic, tart and funky, nice crisp hop character and a really clean dry finish. I immediately wanted more. Really solid effort.
floydian1 (718) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml heavy glassed bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that laces scantily. Nose of bread, yeasts, oranges, peppers and grassy hops. Flavour is fine Belgian Saison with a smooth easy drinkability. It is thinner bodied than Saison Dupont. A commendable Aussie attempt at this difficult style.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy blond with a thick head. Peppery aroma with light fruits and nice yeastiness. Very fruity on the palate with gentle spiciness, slightly creamy malts and maybe a hint of acidity late. Nice pale malt character and good balance. One of the more interesting Aussie microbrews I’ve come across.
hawthorne00 (1857) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Bottle. Pours bright orange with a large creamy white head. Smells of orange zest and cloves with light doughy yeast and some funk. Taste is sweet and tart. Finishes tart with punchy pepper/ clove/ ginger. Good blue cheese beer. Eminently quaffable with character and a little intrigue. [3.8]
Tap. Had a bottle a few weeks ago and wouldn’t change what I said previously. On tap it was missing all of the tartness and most of the spice: it was an OK fruity Belgian ale around 3.3. Leaving the rating as per the bottle.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy straw pour. The funky saison yeast is apparent in the aroma but there’s also plenty of mango, banana, cloves and pineapple. A mildly sour, bitter finish complements the fruity phenolic characters that wouldn’t seem out of place in a hefeweizen. Very refreshing and very easy drinking; a perfect gateway beer to more esoteric Belgian styles like saisons and lambics.
thebeertourist (4269) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mikkeller. Hazy golden. Slightly acidic fruitiness, hints of spices. Good dryness and refreshing fruitiness. A very good saison.
jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting.
Hazy yellow with high lasting white creamy head.
Yest aroma with orange peel, banana, corn, hay. Oily, a bit thin. High class brew. Easy drinking. Fine.