cernjoh (3) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Honey, sweet, citrus, grassy
Appearance: Cloudy amber with 1 finger cream colored head.
Taste: Sweet Caramel front with hoppy IPA finish
Palate: Smooth creamy mouth feel.
Excellent collaboration, with the Saison’s Caramel start and IPA’s finish, An excellent brew from Hoppin Frog.
77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75 cl. bottle, corked & caged sampled / shared @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // fun label, typical Molen stuff but with the two breweries logos, it looks a bit funny // dark brown, murky, creamy white head // smell is supercharged, lots of Hoppin’ Frog hops, their typical profile, works great in this context, lots of pine, touch earthly, three bark, grapefruit, bitter herbs // taste is sugar, banana, caramel – I am way more into sweetness than hoppyness, so the added sweetness works for me – bitter Hoppin’ Frog / USA hops, lots of pine, sticky, three bark, plenty of pine, sugar blended with Molen spices en spicy yeast, sharp, touch dark fruits, great blend of both breweries styles // lightly sticky, quite full with all of the hops jammed in this plus sweet, touch sticky malts // I know that loving this seems stubborn since others were quite turned off by this but I genuinely loved this & think that this is a great blend of both breweries signatures // fine stuff
fitwitchik (96) - USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Happily can say I have had at least 4 bottles of this beauty when it first came out. It is my favorite of the series. Today opened a bottle having laid down 3 months ago. BOOM! Flavor a bit more mature with sweet malt off the top & still a nice citrusy hop finish. Still have another bottle left which I hope to crack in 6 mos or so....if I can wait.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber ruby in the glass. Medium offwhite head that lasts. Aroma of citrus and sweetness. Great mouthfeel, and supersweet taste. Alot of candysugar in the taste, almost quad-like. Also quite spicy. Hoppy aftertaste. This is my kind of beer! Definately the best sIPA I’ve had so far.
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden amber and translusent with a tiny white head that disappears. Smells like saison - citrus and yeast. Almost chewable, extremely sweet but is balanced out by the hops of the IPA and the spices. Recomendable!
grunx (367) - - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complexa aromàticament: llúpol fresc, fruites tropicals,... Amb molt de cos. Textura cremosa en boca. Final llarg, amarg i alcohòlic. Perillosament fantàstica.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours an amber colour with a decent white head. A fantastic dry hopped saison nose. Similar flavours with well balanced alcohol. Moderate carbonation and nicely bitter. A fantastic beer!
DutchDrebus (3071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Clear amber to brown colour with a decent white head. Smells hoppy, fresh, grapefruit, malts, sweet. Tastes sweet, fruity, red fruits, hops, bitter, flowers, wood (pine maybe?). Lovely and amazing taste. Full body, soft fizzy carbo.
ansjelaah (848) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Verjaardag van dutchdrebus, proost! Hoppig, zoet, hout, drop, helder, bruin, gebroken witte schuimkraag, bitter, caramel
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light brown with a small off white head. Nose is straw, bready cinnamon rolls, pine and hay. Taste is mostly bitter with a good sweet malt backbone. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean yet soft and smooth. Body is heavy and finish is long.
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