JorisPPattyn (9133) - 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.
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Willems, Grobbendonk). Hazy orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wheat, citrus, passion fruit, and some slight yeastiness. Flavour is citrus, some yeast, fruits, and mild nectar sweetness. Zest. Refreshing, kind of witbier, but with a tropical fruity twist.
imdownthepub (12668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at De Zandloper Taphouse, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium. Cloudy yellow gold with white head. There is a sharp herby, lemony character to this from the start, bitter lemons, tartish then a touch of pear drop. Fresh throughout the beer with a drying note on the palate. Very pleasant indeed.
superspak (4306) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/23/2016. Pours hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, coriander, orange peel, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, coriander, orange peel, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, apple, coriander, orange peel, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High amount of dryness from carbonation/yeast spiciness as well. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, foamy, and fairly creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable. A very enjoyable offering.
babymammoth (43) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good Belgian Ale, nose is of tropical fruits but very delicate. Soft texture and flavour which is nice. Nothing spectacular yet it is really enjoyable.
Nicke80 (363) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours hazy golden with nice white head.
Fruity aroma with citrus, pine and tropic fruits taste.
peponi (1262) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: peachy, pepper, zesty, weak farmhouse notes.
Appearance: hazy golden/straw color and amazing white head.
Taste: low bitterness, belgian phenols, zety, peachy, farmhose, dry.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation, zesty finish.
Overall: Decent saison.
Zymurgeist2 (1643) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma of predominant spice and moderate lemon. Hazy pale yellow with full white head that lingers throughout. Taste is lemon and spice. Clean moderate dry finish.
Borresteijn (6079) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from Mitra Tiel. Hazy pale golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of wheat, light spicy, lavender, actually smells like their Blanche de Namur has been used in this beer. Blend between BdN and Triple Moine/Deugniet? Anyway, flavour is wheat, spices, herbs, lavender, ointment, decent bitterness, light spicy finish. Light to medium bodied, suitable firm carbonation, fine bubbles. Not really a true saison imho, but I’ve seen lesser saisons being qualified as such, and this one is called saison and farmhouse ale. Brewers intent? Anyway, nice beer.
Leighton (17460) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours hazy yellow with a frothy, white head. The nose holds light bubblegum, wheat, dry hay. Medium sweet flavour, yeasty and estery, with dried wheat, lemon peel. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. OK finish, with more pale wheat bread, bubblegum, esters. Fine overall.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright hazy yellow in color, thin white head. Big Saison flavor and aroma. Nice Belgian yeast use a true Belgian Saison.