The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber-orange colour. Off white huge full lasting head. Aroma is hoppy with yeast, sour, herbal, floral and light spicy notes, Flavor is hoppy too with spicy (thyme, sage, rosmarin) and fruity (green banana) tones, ending in a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Sarò forse un pò troppo di parte, evidentemente, ma questo è uno dei miei birrifici preferiti. Fatta questa parentesi che probabilmente non interessa a nessuno, parliamo un pò della birra.
Ottima! Secca, fruttosa, dissetante e un pò amareggiante (non so se il termine esista ma fa niente si capisce o almeno lo capiscono gli Italiani) Esempio superbo di Saison.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, slight hazy honey gold hue, with a frothy white head, leaving some belgian lacing, nice spicy, fruity, yeasty nose, with some orange peel, apricot esters, with some bready dough, light honeyed pale, toasted malt accents, and a spicy herbal floral citrus hop note in the aroma follows thorugh on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, bready dough, spicy flowery lemongrass, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel hop character, with some herbal grassiness, leafy, faint honeyish pale, toasted malt flavors, with a subtle lavender petal undertone, leading towards a zesty, citusy, spritzy, leafy, minty, grassy hop dryness, bittering finish.
Borresteijn (5187) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Slightly hazy deep golden colour, big fluffy white head. Aroma of light spicy yeast, toasted malts, pale malts, dusty, floral, light hoppy, green apples. Flavour is dry, almost chalky, bitter hoppy, grass, light spicy, floral, really nice dry grassy hoppy and malty bitter finish that lingers. Light to medium bodied. Really a classic example of a saison imo, great stuff.
VsXsV (2635) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to Countbeer for this one! Hazy, light golden/hay liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of spices, cloves, banana, light funk, cereal malt and some noble hops. Taste is dry, medium bitter and quite spicy. Medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Nice saison. Balanced.
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours slightly hazy copper with average white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is yeast, cookie malt, grassy hops, spice, and light fruit (pears). Flavor is average malt, heavy hops, and light esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light biscuit malt, fruity esters, floral and spicy hops with barnyard notes. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, earthy and barnyard yeast with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
gunnfryd (11913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is coriander, citrus, yeast, fruit, Flavour is dry, hop, fruit, coriander, citrus, yeast, wheat, sugar, spices. OK/Nice beer.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, tan, with a thin head. Looks good. Spicy and lightly fruity aroma with yeasty emphasis. There might even be some brett kicking around in the background of this one. Herbal, dry character. Great balance between dried tobacco hops, dusty yeast and sweet, slightly doughy pale malts. A classic saison, full of life.
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep yellow .. really great foam .. lacing is like flying through a cloud .. . super sweet, sticky .. . honey and touches of yeast .. . way to sweet to be respected
.. . . whats the name of this gastropod?