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 (97) - 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 (9467) - 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 (4575) - 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 (4674) - 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 (3671) - 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)
Plovmand (6459) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. No sound at all when opening the bottle. Hmmm not quite what I expected from a saison. It pours hazy orange with no head and no carbonation. The aroma is fruit, melon, light hops and caramel. The flavour is caramel, melon, fruit and saaz hops. Its totally flat which does not suit the style. I sense the alcohol in the finish.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by plovmand.
Pours hazy orange with no head.
Aroma is lots of melon, apricot, caramel and alcohol.
The flavour is very sweet caramel, with lots of fruit and alcohol.
jesperhammer (2867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
05-MAR-2010, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Golden/orange, nice white head.
Slightlyt sour nose. Grape fruit, oranges, caramel. No idea about the strenghth of this. I cannot fell the ABV at all. Very creamy, nice brew.
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Strong aroma of yeast and berries, sweet. The small white fizzy head stays not long, the body is clear and dark orange. The taste is a little bit medical bitter, some liquor, light taste of hops. The body is medium strong, oily without much carbonation.