pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buddel: Amber coloured, cloudy, big and very loose off-white head; sweet bready and caramelly nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; slightly lingering dryish fruity-yeasty and bitter and piney and caramelly finish. Yes, they can…
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle shared at my place. Bit funny rye bread, sweet, sour, bitter melange. Backlog from 2014/10/18.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a huge off-white foamy head. Yeasty aroma with notes of ripe peaches, citrus, backed by slightly buttery, bready cara-malt. Moderately sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour-tart flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Fruit-accented, surprisingly moderate malty base with hints of caramel, tropic fruits and yeasty spice; a mildly but well-embedded hoppy bitterness joins in towards the finish. Likeable. 12.V.15
llucmaduell (128) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The kind of beer style, the producers, I thought that beer would be overwhelming without cheating. On the other hand, De Molen has many beers in their catalog and mass experiments that do not lead to anything. I have not understood this beer a saison? Perhaps, but with some shortcomings very clear.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at Round Tower Brewery, 2nd July 2015.
White lacing and a dark bronze appearance. Aroma is clove and coriander and clove. Taste burnt caramel, coriander and clove. Some pine and spruce. Fortunately it hadn’t aged too well.
androman (1439) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is opalescent ruby amber to hazy orange copper, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is tropical fruits, flavor is strawberry, spices, honey, lemon peel. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium bittersweet, light sour, light alcohol warmth, light peppery aftertaste. Full body, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation. Sweetish dessert, great taste, interesting.
DwarfeD (2282) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Clear burgundy with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Very sweet with subtle bitter and sour tones. Ripe fruits (peach, apricot), malts, caramel, cinnamon, alcohol and herbs. A sweet tasty brew.
Zlotta (1199) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 19/9/2013. Clear, medium amber with a massive (a little gusher), foamy, stable, tan to white head. Intense aroma of peach and apricot, tangerine, banana, lemon and a bit of pepper and alcohol. Lovely, sweetish taste of apricot and peach, mango, tangerine and banana, followed by a long, yeasty, slightly spicy (pepper and cinnamon), gently alcoholic and rather bitter and dry finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very aromatic and tasty, delicious. Maybe a bit too much on the sweet side and a little too dry in the end, but still well-balanced.
Gerbeer (2811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a copper/Amber with huge head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malts and light Belgisn yeast. Flavors follow same with additional doughy malts and raisiny fruit. Very malty for a "saison" but an incredibly smooth and creamy, tasty beer.
nihtila (2554) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27.11.2014. Copper orange, hazy, very dark for saison. Big head, slowly getting out of bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel, yeast, raisin, dry fruits. Taste has plenty of dries fruits, yeast, plums, raisin, cherry, malts. Quite high carbonation. Kinda tastes fermentation is still on. Quite strange.