oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is quite much citrusy with some slight yeasty and spicy notes to it. Flavour is sweet malts along with citrus and some mild yeasty notes. Quite straight forward "Saison" without the funkiness. Still a very refreshing beer, which probably would be a killer on a warm terrace.
RW80 (547) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden colour, huge white head (more then 2 fingers), leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, yeast, light lemon zest.
Taste: not to sweet, First grass then some citrus before the peppery and yeasty notes come up . Very dry. finish with a floral strong hopbitterness
Aftertaste is the hop bitterness with a slight lemon zest and the peppery notes.
fizzy carbonation (above average), thin body)
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is very grainy, some dishrag, hay, light yeasty saison character. Flavour is dry, malty, light floral, light spicy and peppery yeast, bitter finish with some lemon. Light-bodied, a bit fizzy. Wasn’t too fond of the smell, tastes like a classic saison though.
danielyabu (1146) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
large fizzy white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling yellow average body. aroma: apple and white wine. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, lively carbonation, watery texture, chalky finish. Caprichada, nos ditames do estilo e sem defeitos. 120s
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, peppery saison yeast and some orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Melgers.
Thick creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. Pepper in the aroma. A good saison
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blonde. Floral citric aroma with a hint of white pepper. Floral citric hopbitter flavor. A dry out effect. Floral hopbitter finish. Thinnnish, but very well brewed and tasty saison.
Marduk (2587) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy hay color. Medium size, white head, stays. Yeas, bready, fruity, grassy notes in aroma. Yeasty, herbal, rubbery, wheaty taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable brew.
Andy_ (644) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden beer with huge white head. Aromas and flavors of crisp tart pear fruity Belgian yeast, citrusy and grassy hops and maltiness. Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated and thin. Finish has a hefty amount of bitterness, leaving a citrusy grassy hoppy taste. Pouring the yeast in smooths the bitterness, adding some herbal spiciness. Not bad.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (M-Market, Helsinki)
Lovely crisp fresh saison aroma. Crisp palate. Yeasty taste, on the dirtier side, but the cleaner side has some honey aspects. Tangy and herbal, some sourness too in the back of the mouth. Bitter hops everywhere in the finish. Classic saison. Drinkability very high, even if it’s a little watery at times.