kryon (1973) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with low to no white head
Aromas of bready malts, garden flowers, red fruits, funk
Taste has sweet maltyness, tropical fruits, buttery, herbal
rejtable (1858) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mostly clear straw with limited foamy head and no lacing. Nose is very fruity and yeast. Flavours are banana, juicy fruit, yeast light tart. Taste light bitter light sweet. Medium carbonation full creamy body.
TorbenJensen (1280) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poor short foaming ale. Slight hop aromas from the glass rises and mixes with the fruity and malty aroma. It is a very tasteful saison inclined slightly to the fruity side and tastes a bit of raspberry / blackcurrant. Hop bitterness is moderate and persistent and it is a saison which is certainly worth trying again.
MrOrla (1012) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma of hops, yeast, koriander, light tropical Spicses. Taste is yeast, spice, light hops, lime, flavor is very yeast dominated,
commonmac (725) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased somewhere but the location escapes me. Probably Elevated or Casanova in Hudson. Consumed in pint glass. Pours a orange golden with pretty minimal head. Aroma has the spiciness you would expect and want from a saison. Some mild citrus and yeast funk too. Mouthfeel has a strong lively almost effervescence working for it. Taste actually leans on more bitterness than I anticipated especially in the finish. Spiciness is present as well with a nearly peppery quality. Hard to really find the traditional saison in there. Missing the yeasty funk and the healthy dose of citrus. Strange name and strange saison.
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml bottle. Imperial saison. Gusher as it is opened. Bottling date is 03/05/14. Fairly clearing pour with some haze. The aroma is stale malt, vinegary lager, nougat, and marmite. Flavor is marmite, autolyzed yeast, just lots of savory character. Tingly dry highly-carbed mouthfeel.
Spab (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Bishops Cellar. Pours a cloudy golden colour with good-sized, lasting white head. Aroma is perfumey flowers, spice, citrus and wheat. Flavour is quite dry with a lot of clove and some coriander, as well as lemon zest, flowers and some graininess. Relatively fine, lively carbonation. Quite nice.
TET (2204) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A yellow beer with an orange notes, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has strong fruitness with citrusy notes, spicyness, simple. Taste is fruitful and stongly spicyness of pepper, some lemon. Maybe even hint of alcohol. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. The simple but succesfully beer. Good.
Changed (427) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark orange, large white head, lots of lace. Aroma is bready, bananas, wheat. Flavor is yeast, wheat, banana, bubble gum. Little bitterness. Decent body, creamy finish. Refreshing, with it being 90* outside. A really good, complex ’saison.’
tightslice (499) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Pours a hazy gold with a massive, frothy head (that lingers long). Aroma is fermented fruits, peaches, some spicy soaps. Taste is tangy, biscuity, unripe banana and some bitter rinds. Very refreshing.