shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Hazy pale blond with white bubbly head. Aroma is bubblegum, sour brett yeast, lots of fruit, peach, banana, raspberry. Very nice. Taste equally good. Great cross between a saison and an Orval. Can’t get much better than that for me. Very spritzy and drinkable. Lots of fruit, bit of citrus and a touch of wheat. Nice crisp finish with a touch of bitterness. Really really nice.
Dogbrick (8809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 01/20/2012. The beer is a cloudy orange-gold color with a medium frothy white head that burns away slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of peppery yeast, bready malt and hay. Medium body with a moderately funky character and notes of grain, yeast, malt and pepper. The finish is peppery yeast at first but resolves to a lingering sweet malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours transparent yellow with a minimal white head. Nose is funky old barn and gummy bears. Flavor is classic saison with a kick. Great balance of sweet and bitter with a hint of sour. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with great aftertaste.
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Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. This is a cloudy cloudy orange-like beer with a small sidesticking and lacing just off-white head. The aroma has a fade sourness in it, wet leafs, some sugar, oranges and wheat. The carbonation level is lively to average and it has a oily mouthfeel. Flavors are best described as relaxing. A hint of sourness - the same found in aroma. Light dry finish. Balanced, fresh and quite good. 06.01.2012
Tmoney99 (11228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear yellow color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate yeast grass aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funky, grassy smell that follows up in the taste. Almost a lemon after taste. Not one of ny favorites. Almost too sweet
ClubGonzo (4281) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma is saison yeast, light bretty tones, pale malts and hints of grass. Nice. Taste is fresh floral tones of saison yeast and grassy hops. Very light and drinkable for a saison, as the yeasty tones are a bit subdued and the peppery fusel alcohol - often overpowering in some saison versions - only hinting in the back. Fresh stuff, me like.
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. The beer pours hazy yellow with a creamy dense white head. The aroma is very flowery and citric hoppy with some herbal notes. Light bretty feel. The flavour is very dry and flowery with a bretty kick. Light dusty and quite dry. Citrus and light herbs. Very dry and flowery finish with a heavy bitter hit.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
#1086 draught; Nose is fresh red grape, soap note, decent citrus, later rosehip, feel is broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is dry green apple, cooked vegetables, later rubber and wet hops
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden beer with a white head. Flowery aroma with notes of elderflower, citrus, apples, white grapes and a whiff of barnyard. Surprisingly soft in the mouth, with grassy notes and a nice medium bitter, slightly tart and very dry finish. Despite the level of the ABV, very much a delicious thirstquencher.