fkoolen (268) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden ale colour, foamy white head. Aroma and taste are mainly yeasts and a faint honey tone, along with a bitter freshness. Aftertaste’s a bit dry. As it warms, it gets more floral and fruity (I even get apple juice?). Thin bodied sadly, relatively high carbonation.
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured light golden with a disappearing off white head. Aroma of light honey sweetness, soft malt., musty. Medium body, quite dry and dusty, alcoholic warmth, yeasty.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Pours a murky dark straw color, with a thick white head, but little to no lacing. Aroma is honey and hay. Taste is moderately sweet, with honey, some malt. Lower mouthfeel with a little bitterness and a lingering crisp finish.
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, lemon zest, faint spices, floral and grassy notes, and faint citrus. Flavor is dry malts forward, strong Belgian yeast esters, faint floral hops, light fruit esters, and faint toast; semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s Belgian Beer Festival. Pours hazy copper brown with a thick, creamy white head. Tastes dry, bitter, hoppy and nutty. Light body and low carbonation. Smells nutty, roasted, and like hops.
Leafs93 (1668) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deeper gold with a white soapy head. Aroma is floral, earthy and honey. Taste is bitter with a tart crisp finish. There is some warming on the finish. Medium bodied and a little sticky.
ruigo (1068) - PORTUGAL - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 25cl from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a clear golden colour with a white lacing. Aroma is quite fruity. Average carbonation and light to medium body, mostly due to its alcohol. Taste is bitter with a short sweet note and a dry finish. Overall, a bit unbalanced but nice.
kbudd19 (576) - 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 (3135) - 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 (1048) - 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.