Nuffield (3612) - 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 (6129) - 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 (2606) - 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 (1440) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Arendsnest 8/26/09: Pours a hazy amber golden with a well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet lightly biscuity malt with a touch of orange peel and clove. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty Belgian malt with a nice balance of bitter orange peel, mild tartness, and allspice before a drier, earthy finish. Hides its alcohol fairly well. A pretty interesting saison.
Madsnp (927) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange copper coloured with a nice foamy shortly lasting egg white head, Aromas of sweet malt, candi sugar, bananas, oranges and warming alcohol. Warming and sweet flavour with notes of dried apricots, orange fruit, malt, sugar and alcohol. A little too boozy and sweet for a saison..
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Biggest (and only) disapointment from De Molen so far. Poors murky yellow with absolutly no head. The aroma is somewhat fruity with peach and banana but has alot of rough phenols aswell. Thick lemonade palate and sweetness with a harsh almost bitter alchohol finish. Rough brew.
TBone (11740) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle #1211 33cl (brewed 28.3.2009)
Thanks bierkoning! Slightly hazy amber color, small white head. Acidic, fresh wood, woody hoppyness with white pepper in the nose. Overall quite sweet and fruity. Molasses, fresh wood, peach, lychee, overriped banana, underlying hoppyness, also some alcohol. Odd "imperial saison", almost like malt liquer. Too sweet for my liking.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Must have had this at CPH BF in May 09 but never rated it. Botella, Hazy orange colour with a nice white head, good lasting. The aroma has a mild sweetness with yeast, alcohol, grapes and some fruitiness. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is yeasty with grapes and alcohol along with some maltiness, a light tartness and some spice.