gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on February 13, 2013.
Hazy to cloudy dark copper to brown color, dense tan head. Light acidic, spicy, hay, herbal, somewhat lactic scent. Sweet, alcohol, herbal, bitter, green flower stems/stalks taste. Bitter floral aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Decent, though a bit too evident alcohol, and also the bitterness and sort of green floral notes does not go super well with my taste.
UXO (195) - CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale amber with two fingers of loose light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, medium spotty lacing. Nose is citrusy and fruity hops, moderate caramel malt, slight peppery bite, some floral perfume. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, slightly sour yeasty bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish.
I’m sorry, "saison"? What? Maybe, just maybe, you might call it an "Imperial Saison", if such a beast existed (does it?) but otherwise I’d have to say this isn’t a saison. On a blind test, I’m sure I’d call this an IIPA/DIPA. That’s not to say it’s not a fine brew - it is - but I really don’t see how it’s a saison. The Amarillo and Citra hops work well in the aroma, and the high ABV is very well integrated in the overall flavour.
GlasgowTAD (27) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with no head and has fruity bitterness and caramel on the aftertaste, smooth and moreish. It has a good full- fat creamy body. Not my description of a saison but by gosh is it good!
LomYst (481) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
beige brown and no head... aroma has lots of caramel, some spices, some citric/passion fruit, sour mandarin? bitter and sweet, with a nasty grapefruit bitterness that lingers into the finish... a bit to sweet, lacks some malts maybe? ok
Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry-hopped beer with four hop varieties, intended as a strong saison. Yellowish white, rocky, stable head, colour a cloudy, coppery dark blonde. Strongly ’American’ hopped aroma with hints of pepper, orange, melon, strawberry and grapefruit peel; taste citrussy, fresh sourishness, bit of candi sugar (for a Belgian touch, I suppose), strong carbonation, honeyish malt sweetness beyond a strong, citrussy and herbal, long bitter hoppiness. Too hoppy for a real saison Belgian style, more a hybrid between a saison and an IPA.
momordgz (83) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong taste of candy, yeast and fruity. Full bodied and quite alcoholic brew. Not my kind of beer, but really well done!
Grima (2091) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours hazy copper colored with a huge fine head. Smell has brown sugar, yeast and lots of caramel. Starts with a massive malt body, very sweet, sugary and caramelly. Finish is warming with sweet caramel and some brown sugar.
Burgers (314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish brown with big foamy off-white head. Aromas of flowers, citrus and caramel. Taste medium sourness with bitter finish. Medium bodied, very full carbonation. Complex.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella se 33 en el en el lúpulo en marzo de 2013. embotellada en 12-07-2012 para dos años. Aromas y sabores afrutados con toques de levaduras todo ello con un buen cuerpo de 8.5 vol. para repetir de nuevo.
ruigo (1076) - PORTUGAL - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours an orangish yellow colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is yeast, hoppy and caramel. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with an astringent finish. Overall, a nice balanced brew but with some strange notes.