minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. A gusher. Very little apricot here, some sourness but overall a confused saison thats not quite sure of itself. Not great.
Hanoi (462) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is pleasingly sour, green apples, farmyard, I was surprised I could not get Apricot. Taste is initially very sour, but then undercut by softer, tacky fruit tones, leading to a bitter then dry finish. Taste includes a touch of horse blanket and straw. The mouthfeel was a little thin for my taste, and the finish a bit short.
A nice sour saison that shows a lot of promise, it is undermined by the thinness, the shortness of the finish. It still feels slightly lightweight.