Nische (1277) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SBWF. Hazy golden with small off white head. Peppery aroma with marzipan, yeas and citrus. Dry and peppery taste with loads of spices. I don’t feel much sourness and almost no apples. Way too much spices in this one.
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Yellow color, not much head. Herbal rubbery apple aroma. Light-bodied. Rubbery apple, white-peppery Saison yeast. Some tartness. Simple but odd.
omhper (21758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, small head. Aroma of marzipan and elderflowers. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Winegums, grains and marzipan, some sour green apples. Low bitterness. Elegant.
shrubber85 (9261) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cinnamon, nutmeg, green apple, malt, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, light apple malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: (release #42, 7.7%)
Clear, still, gold with a ring of white head.
Funky, green apple-peel, nutmeg, spice scent.
Taste is soft, but tart green apple......cinnamon, honey, ginger......
Dry, not really sour...just tart and refreshing.
Enwiebe (215) - - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/14/15. Bomber batch #54. Light spicy nose. Not the sour apple I was expecting. More dark Belgian funk than sour. Light straw body but not what I'd call a summer beer.
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svandyke (123) - USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle- Pours with a nice little head, nutty note along with the Saison sour. Wow, lots of spice in there, but I can quite grasp the apple. Bubblegummy and banana smell and taste with a bit of an oily texture.
Holtguy (135) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear yellow. Negligible head. Aroma of straw and Belgian spices. Flavor is like a Belgian golden ale, dry and a little bitter, with a smidge of apple cider. Not tart, which was disappointing to me based on the deScription.
willisread (1088) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya, shared at a tasting. Clear, light gold with a small white head. Aromas of saison yeast, granny smith apples, peach, light yogurt and some clove. Taste is more of the same. Very granny smith apple-y with nice tartness. A little sweet, but not too cloying. Enjoyable.
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from recent Denver trip. Clear light yellow pour, white head, nice lace. nose is apple and yeast. Slightly sour. Middle is light grain, sour yeast, sour apple (granny smith). Finishes nicely dry.