bierkoning (10379) - 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 (2791) - 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_ (722) - 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 (9405) - 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.
rosenbergh (7021) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Lot A. BB 12/14. (K-Supermarket) Helsinki, Finland.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with small to average sized foamy white head.
Belgian yeast, grassy hops, noble hops, grainy malt, bread and mild sweetness in the aroma. Delicious! Bitterness, mild grapefruity, piney and grassy hops and malt in the flavour. A bit thin. Fizzy. Tasty. Bitterness stays. Very nice Saison.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy honey color with a lofty off-white head. The smell is sulfur, earthy malt, spice, mild citrus. The taste is spice, yeast, earthy malt with a spicy dry ending. Light+ body with effervescent carbonation. This beer is a bit strange...drinkable but the sulfuric notes are a bit tough to get past.
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Almost clear, dark straw colour. Film of white head. Grassy. Pepper spiciness. Light breadiness. Hint of ripe pear. Taste is flint dry, with a fairly long, bitter finish. Some tang, too. Lots of carbonation helps keeps the palate fresh and zingy.
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 0.33l from local market, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices and yeast. Too spicy for me.
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 12/14, from K Supermarket Kamppi, 20140306) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, dense and white. Aroma had spices, fruitiness and yeast. Palate was medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Flavours were spices, fruitiness, earth, yeast, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had spices, hops, earth and bitterness. A good saison but the carbonation was a bit too high.
TET (1684) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A murky, yellow beer with a big, blond and slightly cloudy head. The nose is succesfully, fruits, spices and some sourness. Slightly sweet fruits are dominant. Taste is strongly spicy, quite dry, light malts, lemon and sourness. herbal and spicy end. Taste is slightly light. Only light+ bodied, high carbonation. Refreshning and strongly spicy beer but unfortunately, the lightness is bothering a bit.