Fritz123 (1195) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Poured into a snifter at home. Pours a cloudy gold-yellow with a thick head. Some lacing. Aroma is lemon, orange peel, brett, hay, fresh bailed straw, and barrel. The taste is superb with the citrus (lemon and orange peel) , herbs, spices, brett yeasts, and fresh hay. Sprite carbonation, light body. Serious flavors.
mwalker (1) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Infected bottle? Bootleged this sweet looking beer home from a business trip and waited patiently to drink it. Its been infected by lacto. The smell and color of a lovely saison are lingering, but its hazy and sour (not to style sour) like an infected bottle would be. Tastes more like a Berliner Weiss.
arnold931 (701) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear straw color with no head. Nose is funk. Taste is sour and earthy. Good.
Christian (11389) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2014. Hazy golden with a thick and lasting white head. Fruity and funky aroma with pineapple and lemon peel. Dry and tart, funky flavour with citrus hops and a nice bitter finish
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body with fast, big-bubbled
carbonation. Lemony mealy herbal aroma with funky floral notes.
Acidic funky earthy wooden taste with lemony notes. Mid-to-light
body. Sharpish, strange mouthfeel. Dry-acidic wooden mealy
aftertaste with funky vinegary notes. The aroma was very nice,
but the rest is a bit disappointing. Could be more
complex. (0.375l bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Strømmen.)
Alexanderdahl (44) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden Hazy w light white foam.
Fruity, salty and some wheaty sweetness fin the nose, as well as some crisp sourness.
Very crisp sourness in the taste, light pepper, slight salt and a little thin, watery finish.
brontebeach (163) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great saison. Lacks the punch of the Belgian saisons (not as bitter / sour) but makes up for it and even nudges ahead overall with amazing balance whilst still delivering that expected saison distinctiveness on the palate. Love it.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bright clear hay-yellow with a small white head. Aroma is funky, with grape, wheat, citrus, elderflower, hoppy stuff. Taste has salt, citrus, funk. Palate is a bit flat and watery, but otherwise pretty delicious.
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured. Golden yellow-orange pour. White head. Nice tart, dry flavor. A little bit funky, a little bit fruity. You can get a little bit of the Brett in it. Very nice.
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oak aged saison with thin, loose and quickly breaking, off-white head; cloudy, yellowish peach blonde colour with good fizz. Interesting bouquet, indeed very much a saison, with impressions of candied lemon, redcurrant, oaky tannins, yoghurt, sorrel, leather, wet hay, starfruit, white pepper, dry sherry, wine vinegar, apple peel, weeds, sweat and ’horseblanket’ (Brett). Crisp onset, fruity in a quenching, sourish way, lemony acidity, sharpish carbonation, sweetish bready malts in the back, yeasty, smooth, thinnish and powdery mouthfeel, a bit starchy even, finishing in a dry, spicy finish in which earthy hop bitterness manages to stay in perfect balance with the continuing sourness, long and very quenching, with a subtle and refined woody oak touch, the tannins of which render the aftertaste even more dry. I was very much in the mood for a saison today and this is without a doubt a tasty, quenching, complex and very well-crafted example. Very Belgian, too: if I had to taste this blind, I’d situate this in Wallonia rather than Colorado...
lobs_ols (231) - LATVIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque pale gold, medium white head. Soft yeast, haye and apple aroma. Sweet and sour, some dryness. Finishes clean, some sour notes. Lovely little saison.