bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Avenue Pub. Hazy blond a medium white head. Citrus and some herbs. Sweet with a dry and bitter finish. Decent saison, but does not have the expected "kick.".
DJoer (773) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut amber body medium white head, yeast bread malts citrus fruity smell, medium to high carbonation, peppery medium to high sharp bitter, herby warming a bit accid some citrus/lemon
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from zly casy if memory serves me correctly. hazy golden with a fluffy white head; aroma of cake dough, menthol, orange leaf, cider; nice hop presence - lemon pip, some sherbet sweetness and pleasant barny notes. tasty stuff
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle from Bierkompass. Clear golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Hoppy earthy perfume aroma, grapefruit, grassy, herbal notes, citrus, some grapes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, hay, floral, dandelions, some citrus and grapefruit. Clean beer with a nice grassy citrus finish.
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Groote Witte Arend, Antwerp. Pours very hazy dull golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, grassy/weedy hops and a light funk. Flavour is ligt moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazy medium orange with large head with amazing lacing, lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, some apple, nice flowers from the hops, grass. Not very intense but complex and beautiful. Very dry and hoppy, a bit fruity(coriander?) with medium carbonation. Just notes of funk. So hoppy and beautiful, but complex too. Truly lovely.
r0bby (1) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sufficiently hoppy, bitter taste lingering but not excessive. Color in style, persistent foam and fragrant. Very good.
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange to amber color, off-white head. Belgian yeast nose, fruity esters, sugar, hint of sour berries and biscuits. Fruity taste, Belgian yeast, moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
UXO (414) - CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale to medium amber with a one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, yeast, cloves, barnyard funk, faint banana. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter funky finish. (4/5)
A pleasant, slightly funky dry saison. Fruit is muted and restrained, as is the sweetness. For the price, though, it could stand to be a bit more interesting - as it stands, it’s a decent beer at a premium price. I think it’s slightly better than the sum of its parts, though, so I’m bumping up the overall a bit. (18/20)
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot @home.
A great example of Belgian "Saison", bitter and refreshing. Nice!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours amber with a foamy, white head. Esters, banana nose. Banana, pepper, spice flavour. Sweet, with quite a lot of bitterness. Medium to low carbonation and body. Hint of oilyness. Very refreshing. This has everything you look for in a saison.