Barrelbelly (655) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with medium head. Full bodied aroma. Slightly sour taste, bitter aftertaste.
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured brew. Good sized head, could hold some longer. Bitter and hoopt, a bit simple but not bad.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy, citrusy Saison lays out cracking straw and growing herbs in a dry and balanced vehicle.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty straw blond.
-The flavour profile is delicate and very quenching.
-The hop bitterness is rather generous.
-The citrusy zestiness works well with the Saison yeast.
On tap at Bir&Fud.
fiammanghilla (672) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia 33cl bevuta da giangaspero frutta e verdura.
Chiara con bella schiuma.
Citrica, leggera e beverina.
Un po' troppo astringente ma buona.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
mecafilo (114) - Perugia, ITALY - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a gold hazy colour, small white head. Aroma is medium malty, softly hoppy, medium yeasty, with notes of barnyard, basement and soft notes of cheese. Taste is dominated by salt; quite right at first touch, but gets a bit too aggressive after a while (I was thirstier after drinking this than before!). Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
BlackHaddock (4209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Rome on 11th Dec 2013.
Poured a cloudy orange/amber colour with a white head.
I thought this a sweet and sour sort of beer, floral and fruity yet with an undertone of sourness that gave it a bitter finish to every sip.
Highly carbonated it was a little to ’fizzy’ for my palate but I still enjoyed it.
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from beer-shop.it served into a Teku. Slightly hazy and pale canary yellow, with some green-ish/olive oil tinges and a bright white head. Light notes of citrus fruits, mainly mandarin, floral hops, white grapes and definitely a strong spicey saison yeast presence. Strong herbal bitterness in the mouth with a very pleasent and dry finish. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Chapeau Schigi!
tongaking (23) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow with a white head. Nice aroma, pungent, spicy. Belgian yeast, clean finish.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A hazy pale to medium blonde beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herns, grass, grapefruit), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs/dust), with notes of orange, pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, very dry and long finish with heavy bitterness. One of the most complex. refined, drinkable and satisfying sessio beers I’ve ever had. Worthy rival of Taras Boulba and all the best hoppy belgian pale ales/saisons.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Mortlach for this bottle! Pours an hazy bright yellow with a nice head, aroma of yeast, herbs, freshness, flavor is herby and not sweet with wheat, medium bodied, nice