ElDesmadre (1868) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with an unusually small head for a De Molen beer. Aroma is initially US-hops derived citrus and pine needles, after some moments it becomes more Belgian, with orange apricot and good dose of spiciness. Dry, well attenuated taste, quite flavourful. Fruity, spicy, very bitter, with velvety carbonation and a slightly peppery finish. While the alcohol warms the throat, the beer stays rather refreshing. A great saison!
Plovmand (6706) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours bit hazy deep golden with a creamy off white head. The aroma is highly fruity with notes of fruity hops, yeast and caramel. The flavour is fruit, grass, light spices, yeast and caramel. The alcohol is light profound in the finish.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Relatively dark pour with heavy white lace. Clover on the nose, pear in the body. Finish is sweet with a bit of herbal bitterness
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml at Volo
Aroma: mint, citrus, zesty with slight creamy hints. Approachabel.7+
Look: fine haze, amber with medium off white top.4-
Taste etc.: medium bodied. Crisp, clear with good hop balance. Well paired yeast. Presentable and well brewed offering.
Bov (9983) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Erzbierschof - hazy amber-orange beer with solid particles within; no foam; gently spicy with notes of herbs and oranges; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation; quite dry and long spicy, earthy and gently fruity finish; pretty bitter - original
VsXsV (2578) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan. Hazy, light amber liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of lemons, white pepper, bread, cereal, banana and bubble gum. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of banana, bread and lemons. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Decent Saison.
javiercrasher (195) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cobriza, con fina espuma que desaparece lentamente. Aroma cítrico.
Amarga y ligeramente picante.Cercana a una IPA. Alcohol bien integrado. Una de mis favoritas de De Molen.
Sammy (9149) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Volo. Hoppy saison, with the hops not overpowering but the showcase. Cascade orange citrus taste smooth and prevalent above all. gentle bitterness, this beer can pass as an American pale. Very smooth medium mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.
PhillyCraft (3580) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monks, pour is cloudy orange with medium head/lacing. Aromas is nice and hoppy, peach, light malts, and some wood. Taste is wet spicy wood, refreshing lemon hops. Cedar, columbus hops, wheat, citrus. Solid beer that reminded me of a gruit style with extra tropical notes.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a white head. Interesting nose for a saison, much more on the fruity side. Lots of citrus peel, banana, and tropical notes, particularly passionfruit. A touch of straw and perfume with very light spice. The flavor is lightly sweet and also a bit acidic. Some lemon peel, green apple skin, a mild spiciness, some banana sweetness. Light cracker maltiness and some straw and grass on the finish.