gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Cloudy apricot color, white head. Wood, yeast, alcohol scent. Acidic, lemon, lactic, grainy, alcohol taste. Bitter and grainy aftertaste. Alcohol presence. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Please tone down the alcohol to make it more drinkable and fresh.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange with a small head. The aroma holds citrus, spices, bread and light phenols. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with citrus, spices, yest, phenols and bread. The mouthfeel is round with a light carbonation. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy orangish golden with a frothy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and spicy with lemon hard candy, hay, barnyard, pineapple, mango, dry soil, lemon zest, ginger, orange zest, dry soil and hints of wheat crackers. Taste is very sweet and very tiny sour with lemon juice, lemon hard candy, cereal, wood, hay, dry soil, pineapple, cloves, mango, alcohol, white pepper and gummi candy. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, slightly round, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny sour with mango, lemon juice, lemon zest, dry soil, lemon candy, cloves and alcohol. Way too sweet, way too boozy... A mess...
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours cloudy orange golden with a small off white head. Aroma is nicely yeasty funky fruity citric spicy and malty. Flavor is sweet acidy fruity in front, yeasty malty and tingely acidy in middle finishing with a nice citric bitter and spicy aftertaste.
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy golden/yellow, small head. Yeasty, sweetish aroma, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Citrus flavor, a bit strange, perfume, yeast, sweet, grape fruit. Not a beer from me.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light saison characteristics, a mild background, light lemon flavors. This one is very impressive
Mora2000 (5667) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a light orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a hint of lemon in it, as well as some biscuit malt and maybe a little bit of cedar or other wood. The flavor is similar, with some subtle lemon notes coming through at the front. I also get some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as some Belgian yeast. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I tried the Grapefruit, Cedar and Lemon versions of this beer on the same night and this one was the most subtle in terms of both aroma and flavor. Now, to find some way to try the Orange version.
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, pour out of bottle is hazy orange with white head, aroma brought lemon and lemon peel, some oak, vanilla, hints of grainy biscuit and bread, slight spice and pepper phenolic notes, much more balanced. Taste is lemon, grain with lots of wood and oak, some biscuit, spice, vanilla with a hint of caramel, finishing with even more oak, touch more bitter lemon.
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CBC’s First Birthday Party. Hauled back from FL by yours truly. Deep hazy yellow color with a light yellowish-white head. The nose is strong lemon wood indeed, plenty of sugar and soft sherbet too. The taste is strong malmalade and orange jam. Pretty spicy actually - notes of pepper, nutmeg and allspice. Some wood on the long finish. A bit hot. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK, but not CCB’s best!
Palme (3335) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. This is a light cloudy golden beer, with a small quickly sidesticking just off-white head. Yeasty and really floral aroma, melon zest and apples mainly. Its really lively carbonated, and has a soft oily texture. It’s on the sour side this one, woody also with yeast, pepper, flowers and flowerwater. Smelled more like a saison than it tasted. 11.05.2012