Andy_ (887) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Orange hazy beer with frothy dense big white head. Aroma has pale malts, Belgian yeast, slight funkiness, flowers, apricot and honey. Flavor has pale malts, grassy bitterness, fruitiness and yeast. Palate is thicker than medium full and foamy. Finish has quite initially mild bitterness, but it lingers long and feels stronger afterwards. Aftertaste is malty sweet, grassy and yeasty stuffy. Some soapiness as well. Decent, but not the most refreshing or crisp saison. Feels almost too yeasty.
aleigator (376) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a big, bubbly head with a golden yellow, clean color.
Has aromas of crisp citrus with unripe orange among slightly spiced wet grass. Peppery spices get a mild, dough touch to them, due to a distinct, slightly tart, lemony, yeast foundation. Reveals a convincing interplay between gentle, floral hops and mild, spiced yeast.
The taste mirrors the nose to a certain degree, with a fruity, lemony beginning, revealing clove, cardamon and pepper, together with orange zest. Mouthfeel is outstandingly smooth, all flavors get coated up by a mellow yeastiness, which provides a pleasant complexity to the refreshing, slightly sour fruits. Has a crisp spiciness with a biscuity, dry hoppy finish, and a metallic hint added from the high carbonation. Very round, refreshing and versatile, while staying at lower abv, perfect example of a traditional saison.
Hamirubi (203) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great natural Belgian beer - a perfect saison example. Nice body, yeast aroma, good drink.
witthatsbier (362) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Hanging bat Edinburgh
pours a light yellow with a white frothy head
Aroma is malt with fruit
taste is bitter with citrus
another great beer from this brewery
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - pretty clear orange beer with no foam left; aroma of peaches marmalade, light sourness, medium-bodied; long lasting moderate sourness in the finish, very fruity and gently estery
BrewGoblin (532) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delightful lil’ sipper while waiting for my own Saison to be ready. Funky and tart, a light amber pour with a yeasty haze and a fizzy white head that peters off quickly. Vinous and fruity, white grapes, peaches, lemons, honey, corn, cereal and yogurt play nicely in the aroma and taste. With a palate quite dry, it is also somewhat full yet lively. It is a wee bit on the tart side for me but still a fine beer indeed.
floydian1 (1120) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A cloudy orange beer with a medium-sized white head that settles to a persistent film. Aroma offers orangey citrus, stonefruit, fresh bread, straw, light peppers and earthy yeasts. Palate is pleasantly clean and dry with bittersweet and yeast-driven flavours. A good mid-range example of the style.
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, pepper and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long dry, pepper, yeasty, citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is fizzy
IPAgutten79 (692) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lys oransje med tett hvitt skum. Aromaen er sitrus, banan, gjær og gress. Smaken består av banan, sitrus, gress og noe malt. Noe pepper. Det lurer også en lun bitterhet i bakgrunnen. Ikke sur i det hele tatt. Tynn konsistens, ganske tørr.
danielecamo (705) - ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore dorato, velata, schiuma fine e persistente. Aroma speziato e di crosta di pane, seguito da una luppolatura moderata ma pulita.