cargo150 (910) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Couleur dorée avec un col assez stable. Aromes assez complexes de fruits comme la peche et les agrumes, d?épices, de céréales, une bonne acidité du au Brett. Une petite ressemblance avec du vin blanc. Une excellente saison sure, une des meilleure!
Dr_Fellini (719) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, light tartness, barnyard funk. Flavor has a subtle sour grape tartness/sweetness with some funk and spice. Light and easy to to drink. Decent saison, but Crooked Stave has much better offerings.
Holmen1 (3193) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal mars-15: lett uklar gylden med kort bruseskum, og den må "drikkes mens deet bruser" som det het om Nyco. Og like sur. Kommer seg etter det innledende sjokket. Garantert å fjerne eventuell plaque. Heftig.
tandembrauer (430) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal (mandag i annen). Pours hazy golden with small white head. Acetic aroma of lemon, vinegar, and dust. Taste sour, white wine and vinegar. Thin bodied and very refreshing. Overcarbonated.
malrubius (1990) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Caramel hazy with white ring and lace. Pungent stanky cheese with caramel Sugar Daddy . Fruity tart but overripe with mouthcoating sour milk and white wine. Medium body sort of flat internal carbonation. I don’t get it. I think I am not as into sours as I thought I was. I definitely prefer a brett beer with just a little funky farmhouse and a really dry hoppy finish. This just doesn’t taste good to me.
Stoned99 (346) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Ben. Aroma: tropical fruits, barnyard, lemon, apples. App: hazy golden brownish, small white head. Taste and palate: medium body, aqueous, vineous, high carbonation, dry light acidity finish. Overall: I really got the meaning of the description of this beer after the first sip. Definitely a tart and vineous mouthfeel. Really pleasant. A complex beer that I really hope I can get my hands on again.
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy amber with a thick and frothy ivory head. Malty aroma has a strong yeasty and bready overtone. Flavor is a pleasant surprise, fruity - mainly pear and sour apple - and malty, with bready yeast as an undertone. Definitely one to sip and savor, not gulp. Texture is firm if not too fizzy. You’re Surette to enjoy it.
zizzybalubba (1559) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC (2014 bottle, Batch 14). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of orange and lemon zest, mostly, with faint barnyard. Taste offers mild tartness, white wine, and oak. Lingering and refreshing tartness on the palate. Barely recognizable as a saison but certainly notable as an exceptional beer.
bmagner (11) - - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale color, a bit darker than I'd expect for a saison. Very sour tart smell. Very low carbonation in this bottle. Tart taste.
Sigmund (5551) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle, as Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison Artisan Ale Aged in Oak Barrels, 2014 batch 13. ABV is 6.2%. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Slightly hazy golden colour, low white head of poor retention. Sourish aroma, strong notes of farmhouse, lemons, white wine vinegar and oak. Very sour and lemony flavour, medium dry, nearly like an unblended lambic, some oaky notes. Not a saison by any stretch of the mind.