JorgeLee (721) - Greater London, - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Moeder Fontainas. Slightly nervous anticipation here, knowing it had a high reputation on this site. I needn’t have worried. The aroma is glorious, sweet and perfumy. The taste follows this on, very complex with nice malt, the extra dimension of the yeast and a floral bitter hop finish. I don’t give many beers a 4+ rating but this one makes it, fantastic.
ACD (339) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared at Probus Wines, Dublin. Pours hazy golden colour with thick white head and plenty of lacing. Lots of pungent, fruity, spicy yeast character on the nose, some citrus, sweet cake dough/white bread, and earthy notes. Taste is full of wonderful fruity, semi-funky yeast notes, bread, wheat, light lemon, earthy notes, herbs, spice. Mouthfeel is full - huge natural carbonation that really lifts the flavours. Incredibly dry finish and not a hint of the alcoholic strength. Lots of pungent yeasty spiciness lingers into the aftertaste. Delicious stuff.
ClubGonzo (2707) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kulminator, Antwerpen, kindly shared by 77ships, cheers man! :-) Hazy yellow body, medium white head. Nose is tart-is saison yeast tones with straw, pale malts and hints of lemon. Taste is very similar, with smooth tones of straw, saison yeast, lemon and hints of hay and citric peel. Semi-full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very fresh and drinkable, though not terribly complex. Nice one.
Westchesterco (255) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance straw yellow hazy with a white head aroma citrus taste citrus and slight palate
Sarpa (361) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 37.5cl @home. pours slightly hazy light golden, small white head. belgian yeast, wheat, spices in the aroma. spices, wheat flavor, some sweetness. a bit of alcohol bite.
Marstonlad (172) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quest tap in O’Connors, Uppsala. Pours hazy amber with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is very fruity and spicy, especially fresh apple and citrus feature. Taste is crisp, spicy and fruity; classic Belgian farmhouse theme with a perfect balance between different elements. Medium body, average carbonation. This is surprisingly strong for a saison but alcohol is skillfully hidden. Overall an excellent ale, both rich and balanced.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75l corked bottle from Etre. This is a lovely looking almost glowing light cloudy one, packed with particles floating around in the glass and a medium size off-white top. Smells amazing. Subtle lemony, lots of Saison yeast, wet autumn leafs, strawberries. The subtle lemon suits it perfectly. Soft to average on the carbonation with a really slick mouthfeel. Tastes like autumn this. Lots of just lovely saison flavors, dry grapes, acidic strawberries, wheat, yeast, so many tiny subtle fruity flavors that its hard to tear apart. Shared this bottle, but I’d really like to have it for myself. 29.03.2013
tdmuel (82) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a clear straw/yellow, lots of yeast, and a huge bubbly white head. Slightly grassy nose, little spice, alcohol, citrus and wet hay. Citrusy and grassy taste, floral spice, and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, active carbonation and really well balanced. One of my favorite saisons.
aenima (56) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Refreshing and dry. Fruity, citrusy and peppery aroma and taste. Good carbination. The best super saison I have tasted so far.
nealblind (79) - USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of non descript berries. Also slight funk spice and baked bread. Tastes about as pungently of Belgian yeast as possible. Also apple cider and bubblegum notes with the slight acidity. Seriously boozy. Near still carb. Great briny buttery umnami mouthfeel.
yiannnos (458) - , CYPRUS - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange colour. Floral yeasty aroma. Spicy yeasty taste with farmhouse funkiness.