fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma peach, citrus, flowers, spicy. Taste yeast, spicy, malt, fruits, mellow.
JStax (4996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a pretty cleat gold color with a white head of foam. Decent retention. The aroma has peppercorns and a subtle hot pepper character, like a habanero, without the heat. Vegetal, I suppose. The peppercorn is the dominant characteristic. Bigger body and medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. A touch of oxidation, but I guess that could be the peppercorns as well.
eduardovl (1326) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a very cloudy dark yellow color forming a big and creamy white head with good retention and some soapy lacings left in the glass. Very spicy and flowery nose. S: Strong notes of sweet grains and American style hops: a mix of grassy, citrus and piny hops. Some notes of honey, wheat and sweet bread. Fruity with some hints of pepper. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Quite spicy and hoppy beer in the mouth too. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, wheat, grapes, grapefruit, pine, pepper, honey and sweet bread. In overall, taste is dry and hops bitterness very present and persistent. M: Medium creamy body. Average carbonation. Persistent citric hops aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Great Saison.
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dusty grass, fresh ground black pepper, light mint notes.
Taste: almost dry with light sourness.
Flavour: yeasts, black and white pepper, cloves, lemon, light malts, some white bread.
Almond bitterness in the aftertaste.
dlovell2 (1686) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Gold with a white head. Aroma is light malt with yeast aroma.
Fruity malt favor with herbal flavors and a little bit of pepper corn spiciness. Yeasty finish.
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spices/pepper, mild sweetness and malts. The flavor is citrus/lemon/fruit, pepper/spices, malts and a mildly sweet finish.
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Coopers Craft and Kitchen. Clear rich yellow with small foamy whitish head, very little doughy aroma, low carbonation, honey taste followed with a bit of bitterness, medium finish. Not so spectacular.
superspak (4485) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/31/2016. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, peppercorn, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pine, and yeast/spice earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste if big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, peppercorn, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, pine, and yeast/spice earthiness. Good amount of peppercorn/yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, pine, and yeast/spice earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced saison style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
mircoas (291) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl @ bottle. Extramons + Stillwater. Saison beverina che andrebbe venduta in bottiglie da un litro e mezzo, altro che 33cl.
NosirIwont (2309) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Bottle. 6.7%. Best before 29.02.16. 10 cl. sample. Pours a cloudy pale yellow/light amber, with a white head. A bit tart aroma, citrusy, fruity and grassy. Flavour is citrusy and fruity, with a light metallic overtone and a hint of grass. Dry, bitter finish. Light grainy/alcohol note. 01.05.15.