kbudd19 (369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bit of an explosive all of my or couch. Beautiful white crisp head, looks like golden honey in a glass. Aroma - dry citrus hops, grass, something weird rice with soy sauce? Probably just the honey. Taste - thick carbonated mouthfeel, hops, Has a Belgian triple feel to it with some lemon yeasty overtones, a bit of honey towards the middle, a nice dose of hops followed with a fairly bitter/dry finish and a strange aftertaste. Not what I’ve come to expect from a saison but a very interesting brew nonetheless.
allmyvinyl (1843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
250ml bottle at home. Pours hazy golden yellow, thick, rocky white head, loads of floaters. Loads. Dirty honey and saison yeast aromas, perhaps bubblegum. Something in me wants me to hold my nose whilst I drink it. That said, I’m not the biggest fan of honey, in beer or anywhere else. Taste is OK, pepper and more gummy sweetness. Clean finish, thankfully.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #912 - January 14, 2014 - 250ml Bottle from Coop. Pours a golden yellow with a carbonated white foam that goes on for days (yeast clocking in for some OT). Aroma is floral honey and funk. Palate is actually quite sweet, lots of floral lavender notes, as well as a sticky sweetness. Mild sour note from the yeast. Not enough gumption in the funk for a real rippin’ saison, but this is certainly light, sweet, and crushable.
MunBro (110) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma of musty honey. Not terrible smelling but definitely odd. Tasted very overwhelmingly of musty yeast and dry, expired honey, not good at all.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle. Pours a very flaky and sediments-filled dark golden with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is sugar, honey, pale malt. Fresh! Flavor is vanilla cake, honey, belgian yeast, yellow fruits. Finish is lots of honey, herbal and floral hops. Lingering malts, honey, and hints of lemon. Medium body, mellow mouthfeel and average carbonation.
mmahut (536) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in pale golden body with creamy long lasting foam. Aroma is light honey, malty with little bit of hay in the background. Taste is sweet, malty with low bitterness. Body is flat, medium with low carbonation.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malts, honey and light yeast. Moderately sweet flavor of honey, bubblegum yeast notes and wheat. Honey in the finish with a light bitterness.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Nice saison but not as good as the original in my opinion.
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl organic version. pours hazy pale yellow with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. spicy and dusty yeast, wild honey - flirting with sweet minty and bubblegum, honeyed malts and fresh cereals - , floral and fruity esters. unusual aroma. sweet raw wheat. bright to average carbonation - foamy atr times, light body - oily, relatively dry and firmly bitter herbal-grassy finish. interesting and nice.. Y
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Six Degrees North, ABZ. It pours is hazy golden with a small off-white head. The nose is dough, hay, tart apple & pear, big clove aspect and TCP. The taste is sweet, doughy, hay, light spice, candy, pear drops, toast, cheap custard, faint smoke with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. After an enticing nose, the taste is a bit sweet and lacking in depth. OK at best.