Garrold (1252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, dark straw colour. Tidy, thin, white head. Yeasty dough. Lemon zest. Some light, peppery spice. Hint of buttery biscuit. Taste is yeasty dry. Spicy dry. Light tartness. A light, biscuit sweetness ties things up nicely. Fresh, tart, lively palate. Finish is spicy dry, with a fairly lengthy, bitter end. Punches well above it’s weight.
Oldmanriver (46) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden straw in color with aroma of Pepper, coriander, oranges and typical fruity Belgian yeast phenolics.
Lots of White pepper
Slightly spicy vegetal/grassy.
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hay. Cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Not much floral hops here. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
Silvan7 (688) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Giallo ambrato velata con schiuma bianca fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso speziato, quasi pepato e di coriandolo. Frumento presente, ma anche agrumi , pompelmo su tutti. Gusto inizialmente abboccato poi secco nell evoluzione. Acidità presente ma non tale da renderla poco beverina. Grande equilibrio, un po’ spigolosa, non molto calda ed abbastanza carbonata.
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy muddy orange with a fluffy off white head. Nose is quite dank and barnyardy. A little spice (clove), a touch of blue cheese, some horse blanket, a touch of citrus. Flavor is quite complex. Some hay, slightly dusty, wet earth, slightly piney, a tiny bit of apple. Overcarbonated, but the body is medium. I like this style of saison for some reason. It’s not radically different to other saisons I’ve had recently, but it has much more dank and funky flavors.
Holmen2 (866) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden. White head and lacing. A bit of citrus, gras and pepper in aroma. Fine bitterness in taste, well balanced with malt. Good drinkability.
deanso (5201) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ De Grote Witte Arend.
thin creamy white head. Very hazy golden blond pour. Some pepper. Very refreshing on a hot summers day.
pdoorr (63) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 CL
Pours hazy gold with a thin frothy head.
Aroma is spicy with notes of basil.
Taste is citrusy with a little bitter in the aftertaste. Quite monodimensional to me.
Light body with medium to high carbonation.
haukur (1302) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange, fluffy head. Peppery nose, some tiny hints of leather and orange peel. Acidic, some malts, nice bitterness, crisp finish. This is the good stuff.
Sjohnh (152) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice saison - all the right notes in just the right order. Peppery spice nose, creamy body delivering more spice and herbs, subtle citrus and bitter finish. Hazy golden colour with small white head and good lacing. DuPont is one of my favourite beers and this runs it very close indeed.