Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tangerine pour with a layer of fine white bubbles so dense they look like you could walk on them and they’d hold you up. Soft earth and leather nose, with a distinct torrified wheat edge. A cold sea air quality develops a bit deeper in the glass. Dry peppery flavor, a bit of melon, just a little resin bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant as it is, though I suspect there is some level of brightness missing from this beer after the long journey. Closer to the source, I can picture this being remarkable.
danielecamo (554) - 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.
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber cloudy with rich creamy white head. Bitter citrusy taste with some sweetness around, good amount of sourness.
ClubGonzo (4293) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep golden body with a medium white head. Nose is bread dough, straw, white sugar, Belgian ale yeast, hay and hints of pale malts and walnuts. Taste is bitter herbs, straw, Belgian yeast, bread dough, white sugar and hints of hay, grass and wet leaves. Light body, dry finish, high carbonation. A pretty much flawless classic dry saison like this is really hard to find IMO. Not quite my favorite style, but a craftsmanship of this kind is deserving of correct observation, nevertheless. Nice one.
Muggus69 (1309) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel BB 3/2018
Pours a big fluffy white head atop a murky apricot-orange body
Aroma of medium intensity; doughy, bready, peppery phenolics, distinctly minerally/earthy, with ripe stonefruit undertones.
Lively carbonation, body is full, fair bit of weights for the style & abv.
Cereal malts on the palate; grainy, bready with peppery spice, earthy undertones, & ripe apricot notes. Lifted bitterness on a dry finish.
Middle of the range offering for a Saison; balance seems a touch off.
LesArgen (234) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of banana and bread (banana bread?) dominate, followed by some citrus and salt. In the mouth, the sweet banana is almost cloying, followed by a really nice hop bitterness. The length is good, and the malt structure strong. There’s a pleasant alcoholic burning in the back of the throat, which is surprising for a beer with 5.5% alcohol. Bottle from Prince Wine Store Essendon.
ElManana (546) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark golden with a big head. Banana, yeast, citrus, herbs in aroma. Very bad metallic taste, really horrible.
Foffern (1327) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear, dark straw colour with a solid, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, hay, citrus, Belgian yeast and some pepper. The flavour has more hops, grass, citrus and some spices in the background. Has a slick mouth feel, and a balanced bitterness. A fresh, easy-drinking and well balanced saison.
McNeillR (1391) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden, ringed contrasting white head. Banana bread. Melon, light grapefruit and taught but firm carbonation. Peppery lemon on the finish. Creamy pineapple and bready linger.
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of cardboard, peppery spice, yeast. Taste of peppery yeast, cardboard. Dry and bitter
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home.. hazy amber .. big white lacing .. soft fruits ... soft fruit nose ... juicy hop ... soft salty fruit ... soft floral hops nose ... soft fruit ... juicy fruits .. soft floral hop ...