fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, bright white head. Aroma is spicy, peppery yeast, citrus, tart tree and stone fruit, light minerality and nice, sweet floral notes. Flavor starts off with spicy yeast, cereal, bready malt, grass, pepper doughy yeast, then lots of citrus and floral hops come in along with some spiciness toward the slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily but dry entry, dry finish and medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation that suit the beer very nicely. Really good. I usually end up wishing that most stronger Saisons were a little less so, but with the balance leaning more toward the hoppy side, and still having a solid, but not overbearing yeast presence I think this one is right where it needs to be.
TET (2117) - 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 (385) - 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 (439) - 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.
plaugher (265) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a lasting fluffy white head. Spicy nose, with a bit of clove and banana, earthy. Mix of malt and spice, banana, a bit of clove. Dry bitter finish, though with a touch of astringency. Alcohol masked, crisp. A nice saison.
rgf001 (217) - München, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial sulfur then spicy Dupont type aroma. Round spice and malt flavors. Body is a bit high for saison but very good beer.
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dirty orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of bananas and cloves, Belgian yeast and coriander. Very strong clove and coriander taste with a hint of banana. Tastes like a wheat beer. Bit over carbonated but still a solid effort.
hawthorne00 (2832) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Just hazy gold with a modest white head. Aroma of dough, oranges, coriander. Lightish bodied, lowish carbonation for a saison. Wouldn’t guess this was 7%. A bit of twangy dough, orange peel, pineapple. Rather dry and bitter finish is not as spicy as suggested by the aroma. Grew on me a lot - it’s far from rustic, but there is interest there and the finish is elegant.
Monchito_IPA (175) - SPAIN - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Anaranjada, muy limpia, con espuma con pobre retención. En aroma, levadura saison y un poco de fruta ácida, simple. El sabor es muy complejo y rico. Fruta roja con un poco de acidez, especiado / picante, final seco, muy amargo y ligeramente agrio. Es irregular, con mucho mejor sabor que aroma, una lástima la mierda de espuma.
melush (1331) - SPAIN - JUL 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
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A: Light amber / Ambar claro.
T/S: Yeast, malt, fruity, sweet / Levadura, malta, afrutado, dulce.
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Craft, Islington)
Turbid pale orange. Pleasant saisony aroma. Fizzy palate. Boring saison taste. Very cookie cutter, and with no character. Way too fizzy. Didn’t know the strength, it feels sub-5%. Bonus point for covering the alcohol well.