Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy golden pour some lemon. Yeast. Light wheat. Grass. Light and drinkable. Missing something.
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BRW (1111) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Yeast, spice and citric aroma. Yeast, sweet, citric and spicy taste, slightly bitter. Medium body.
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Golden-pear color with a slight chill haze throughout. Foamy white head on top relaxes to a semi-chunky collar pretty hastily. Aromas of slight earthy spiciness, white pepper, Belgian yeast, faint lemon spritz, & a very slight, yet unobtrusive hint of phenols. Moderately dirty yeast esters. Flavor is quite zesty up front... Slightly spicy Belgian yeast, mild clove, earth, a hint of bubblegum, cotton, grain, straw, & a nice, semisweet lemon finish that entwines with the earthy yeast esters. Timid bitterness, somewhat dry finish. Decent.
teorn88 (2383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Kings Arms, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. Aroma is grassy, grainy, with notes of citrus peel, violets, apricots, hay and spices. Taste is citrusy, yeasty, lightly funky, with notes of acidic lemon juice, hay, grains, grass, apricots, black pepper. Finishes floral and dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good saison
_angst_ (2939) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ BBB. Pours hazy deep yellow with a creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly phenolic and tiny fruity with crackers, dry soil, hay, white pepper corns, allspice, dry wood, grape skins and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and phenolic with crackers, kumquats, dry soil, hay, sheet metal, rubber, white pepper corns, grapefruit rinds and leon zest. Mouthfeel is tiny dry, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and phenolic with crackers, hay, dry soil, sheet metal, rubber, orange zest and hints of gastric acid. Very harsh…
luv2brewhops (1) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this beer. Rainy night in Amsterdam. It warmed me up. Great spicey sour taste.
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty plain smelling/looking beer. This has a strangely strong dry finish, but other than that it’s pretty indeterminate. Nothing really going on, even for a saison. Forgettable.
GIJOE (673) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly orangey amber color with a thick, foamy head. Copious lacing. Nose is somewhat apple-cider-like. Notes of citrus and apricot. Taste is nicely balanced. Grapefruity bitterness on a rich, malty backbone. Full body; lively carbonation. Very nice brew.
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CacheManyHose (227) - HONG KONG - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Craftissimo. Cloudy translucent straw with slight grey/green tinge and very creamy white head. Huge thick sudsy lacing. Smells of yeast (more cedar and earthy and floral than barnyard), lots of fresh fruit (peach, apricot, apple, lime), some light peppery phenols. Really nice interesting aroma. Tastes yeasty, spicy, lots of citrus, quite sweet with a sour Brett flavour. Body is medium, smooth, slick. Very solid saison.
HKdIPA (284) - HONG KONG - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Hazy yellow pour with dense head. Aroma is interesting - lemon, pepper, peach, yeasty. Taste is saison-y. With more brightness - peach and peppery spice. Rounded out by malty (?) sweetness. Bubbly smoothness. Bitter finish. Good saison - would probably be good with lamb or other earthy foods.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 10 East -
I was really digging this one on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Honey aroma, crisp apples, grass clippings, Belgian-y esters with just a slight tangyness to it. Spice/yeast content was well balanced, light, clean bitterness from beginning to end with a refreshing grassy bitterness to enjoy. I’m usually not a huge fan of saisons but this was easy to enjoy.