JorisPPattyn (8800) - Ursel, - FEB 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fine head & white lace; hazy yellow-greenish beer. Coriander!!!... fake lemon, ureum. Coriander!! and a bit of malt/wheatsugars. Citrussy, lame. Spritzy, empty, light; Oh dear. Calling this atrocity saison is a crime.
Patrickctenchi (5243) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed, pale golden-yellow with a thick, soft/puffy white head.
Light lemon, dusty aroma.
Taste is light, but fairly bright, lemon and yeast.
Very easy drinking......much lighter feeling than one would think...
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 750ml - spandert av djoeye. Delt med ham og Rune. Åpner med både smell & røyk. Lys blekgul. Bra skum som flater helt ut. Tynn lacing. Søt forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken sitrus. Dempet.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale gold pour with a tall, fluffy eggshell head. Aroma is wheat, lots of sweet and tart tree and stone fruit notes, some tart berry, lemon and some spicy and floral hops. Flavor is wheat and breadiness up front, some floral and berry sweetness, cereal, spicy and floral hops. Medium body, creamy entry, chalky middle and finish with a medium, slightly sharp carbonation. Pretty good overall, the fruity notes almost seem artificial.
djoeye (2766) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Look; cork made a pop and some smoke, white big head, pale hay golden body. Aroma; wheat malts, perfume, coriander, sweetness. Taste; fruity fizzy juicy wheat malts, other fruits, sweet perfume – fruity wheaty finish. Juicy fizzy on palate. Just alright.
[75cl cork btl abv6.4% BB28.11.16, B@Systembolaget Umeå T@Boleyn Movember Session with Finn&Rune]
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle [a Bartlebierian doubling, thank you nonetheless!]. Cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish fruity, yeasty aroma, notes of apricot and peach, (yellow) apple purée, cautious peppery spicy, minimally herbal, yeasty overtones, a touch of laurel. Taste is initially minimally sweet pale and wheat malty, yeasty fruity, notes of apricot and peach, shifts to a minimally strawy middle part, with slightly dry, grassy herbal and minimally peppery spicy, yeasty influences; reinforced sweetness in the finish. Minimally anaemic, basic Saison without extra special gimmick.
SimonBlok (69) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours clear pale with big white head. Aroma: malts, nutmeg, clove, citrus.Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Malty notes accompanied with notes of clove. Texture is sticky. Carbonation is really fizzy.
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Musty paper, lemon malt, and straw aroma. Slightly hazy pale yellow with moderate head. Sweet lemon malt, musty yeast, and straw flavor. Body on the light side.
Mad_Ferret (838) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 75cl bottle from SB.
Thick hazy (when poured with sediment) deep yellow/orange with a big thick off white head.
Floral and spicy citrus aroma with grapefruit, tulips, pineapple, yellow apples, green banana, white pepper and yeasty wheat.
Taste is slightly sweet with oranges, grapefruit, bananapeel and wheat with some yeast and dry spice. Banana peel bitterness in the finish.
Started out a bit spiky peppery and bitter, but when poured with more sediment it got more smooth and fruity. My tip is to give the bottle a swirl to shake up the sediment before serving.
Renobob (1337) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Bière maltée, alcool assez présent. Très moyenne dans l'ensemble.
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maker: Brasserie Du Bocq, Punode-Yvoir, Belgium ***
Beer: Du Bocq Saison 1858 (bottled, unfiltered 330ml) ***
Style: Saison ***
ALC.VOL.: 6.4% ***
Colour: Hazy pale yellow with a big, white, fluffy head. ***
Nose: Lemon, yeast, hints of spices. ***
Texture: Light body, still watery. Modest carbonation. ***
Taste: Dry at first. Lemon, hops, yeast, spices. Still dry, and now a bit sour, too - in the middle. Increasingly yeasty towards the finish, very lemony still, with spices and hints of resin. More bitter than before. Lemony and yeasty aftertaste. ***
Impressions: A bit too lightweight for my taste, also not too much depth of flavour. Plesantly lemony, and some nice hints of spices (coriander).