davidezdonz (47) - , HONG KONG - JUN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 375ml bottle from 2014/batch 15 poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aromas strong of barnyard funk, slight tropical fruit pineapple, maybe mango and slight citrus tangy tangerine. Excellent tart and sour tastes. Light lemon citrus along with some even lighter tropical mango and yeasty notes to balance. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Overall, this was excellent, a definite must buy for me. Loved the upfront tart and sourness in the beer. Up to par with its Belgian counterparts for this style in my opinion, but probably harder to find in Hong Kong. I want more!
Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Friskt syrlig saison med brett, citrus, torr, lite fat/trä, hö, halm, sommarblommor, lite örter, omogna krusbär. Riktigt trevlig väl avstämd.
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. hazy pale golden with two finger head. lightly tart with solid citrus and lemon. very light body. dry finish. very tasty stuff.
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit, hops, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Acidic, citrus, hops, fruit, floral, a bit sour.
sir__v (1019) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from thod - Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and sour domination. Farmhouse notes. Very nice smell. Taste: good balance between sour and grassy taste. Small floral finish. Dry finish. Aftertaste: dry sensation, floral! Very nice beer!
MrWinterHappy (5) - Røyken, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet, fantastisk vakker i glasset, veeeldig sur saison. Uvant men god!
ClarkVV (4160) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375mL bottle, Batch 14 2014, drunk 6/11/15. From Rileys liquors, procured from their refrigerated section.
Clear, bright, light-amber liquid is topped by a very small white head that must be coaxed out. It recedes to a ring quickly.
Pros: The aroma is pleasant, albeit a bit simple. Moderate brett and lacto influences provide a vinous aroma as advertised. Alcohol is not noted, nor is it obnoxiously full of oak or tannin.
Cons: If even one speck of sediment gets in the beer, it immediately dulls the beer producing a hugely nutty and strangely medicinal aroma.
Flavor. Pros: The sourness is fairly elegant. Classy lactic and isovaleric/valeric acids are cleanly and simply presented, enjoyably so. Cons: Not to the extent of the Vieille Artisanal, but still noticeably thin, watery and borderline over-attenuated. Undercarbonated and loose in texture with little else to offer than the acid flavors. Slight diacetyl and growing astringent tannin with warming. Still, much, much better than the Artisinal, which in retrospect, I probably vastly overrated by giving a 3. Baffling, the scores this and that are given on this site.
After trying my girlfriend’s glass that was the top pour of the bottle, absolutely sediment free, about 25 minutes after opening, it’s VERY heavily diacetyl-ridden. As well, a strange soap flavor sits on the tongue. Yikes.
esp0r (2356) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from VP CC Vest enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, orange hue, creamy white head. Smell of funk, tart berries, other fruits, barnyard, light malts. Totally quite interesting and inviting. Light sweet, spicy, moderate to medium sour, quite fruity alot of tart berry assosiations, lemon, nice malt base, complex fruity flavors, funky. Moderate bitter finish. Wonderful oak aged saison!
hawanna (2607) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
floral, citrus, cereal, basement aromas, barnyard, leaves, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dining Room
Pours a hazy straw color with a small head and very little lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very funky with barnyard, oak, some light pear and lemon fruitiness, a bit of hay & composting grass clippings.
Flavor is tart & dry, It’s got a good bit of oak, some lemon... & a very subdued bitterness. It is decently sour & does have a good bit of tart fruit character.
It’s perfectly enjoyable sour beer, if it started life as a Saison, precious few of the characteristics that mark that style are found here aside from being very dry. This isn’t so much a criticism, as I like the beer quite a bit, just more of an observation... I guess.