Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l. Brygget 28 Mar 09. Gyldenbrunt. Høyt luftig skum som lager filigranser på glasset. Fruktig & svakt syrlig smak. Bakteppe av marsipan & mandeldråper. Ettersmaken er svakt syrlig men den blir i søteste laget. Masse bunnfall.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brick color, no carbonation to speak of. Oily.
Peachy aroma, some funk and fruit, some stable, alcohol warming. A little more carbonation, a little more barnyard would have given great scores.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep golden to light amber coloured, cloudy, lots of UFO’s visible, small lacy off-white head; complex nose: vanilla, wood, sweet dark malt and traces of alcohol; moderate to robust sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; solid sweet finish with fruits and malt. Too sweet and heavy.......
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, murky golden to amber colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Sweet (cara-)malty aroma with notes of baking yeast, dates, dried figs, lemon, vanilla and traces of alcohol. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a very smooth carbonation. Slightly oily malty and syrupy taste with fruity and yeasty accents; syrupy sweet malty and moderately fruity finish with shy spicy notes and traces of alcohol. Too sweet and oily for my liking. 25.XIII.10
Tommaso (20) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color ambrato scarico. poca schiuma e poca carbonazione, il naso è interessante con note fruttate e di spezie evidenti, il corpo è stucchevole, molto dolce e poco beverina.
bogus (96) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange colour. Fruity nose with hints of caramel. Sweet caramelly taste with lots of fruits and a bit too heavy alcohol taste. Quite good.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange colour with no head retention; aroma of apricot and cane sugar; almost no carbonation; very sweet, medium-bodied, weird spicy notes in a sweetish and slightly fruity finish - a strange beer
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange brown with a small foam. The aroma was quite heavy and sweet. Slightly tart with dried fruit, yeast and "dough". Also some citrus.
The flavor was marked by the complete lack of carbonation. The beer was sweet, caramel, some "earth" and some fruit and spices. Aftertaste was bitter, and I did feel the rather high alcohol content.
A drinkable beer but the lack of carbonation was a bit odd. I associate a Saison with a lot of carbonation.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75, #666 ;) Clear copper color with almost no head. Barley-wine-like aroma of dried fruit, caramely malt, and slight lemony tartness. Flavor is very grainy-malty, caramely, and sweet-sugary, with quite low bitterness. Medium to full body with flat carbonation. It’s an ok - although quite sweet - barley wine, but has nothing to do with typical saisons. 8237
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy with effervescent alcohol driving the aroma upward, though still not as much as the abv would predict. Still, clearly packed with abv. Smooth, silky (not fizzy), citrusy, with a little metal in the finish but not at all astringent. Hazy yellow. Very good. (on tap at Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam)