MrJoller (55) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is somewhat fruity but complex can’t pinpoint the characteristics of it.
Grainy cereal taste followed by fruity ctrus spicy notes. The cereal character is amazing. Mouthfeel is very good.
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Another Italian micro brewery with fine artisanal ales, in this case predominantly Belgian by style. This one pretends to be a saison and boasts an enormous, off-white, rocky head (caught after gushing) that nevertheless quickly decreases, and a misty, warm orange blonde hue - so far indeed saison-like. Powerful yeasty aroma, caramel, bread, gingerbread, orange juice, lemon peel, vanilla, field flowers, jute, paper, white pepper... Again very consistent with the saison style. Taste citrussy with sharp spicy notes (pepper, ginger) and strong, tingling carbonation, orange peel, yeasty, soft sweetish malts, bit nutty, sweetish, finishing in a herbal and grassy, bit peppery hoppiness, bit harsh ending also due to the strong carbonation (not that surprising in view of the gushing). In short: though a bit over-carbonated, this brew has understood the essence of the saison style very well. Very curious to meet the other Extraomnes beers.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters, hay-like cereals, bready yeast and herbal hops coalesce in this beautifully expressive and supple Saison.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam decorates the misty golden.
-Mild tartness accompanies the noble hop finish.
-Citrusy fruitiness splashes the second half of each sip.
-All flavours are intertwining perfectly.
-The tap version was as good, if not better, than the bottled version.
Bottle and on tap at Brasserie 4:20.
Celest (126) - - JUL 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale blond from draft, no foam, fermentation not okay with bad tones of yeast in the aroma. Light body, yeast, light hops, too yeasty, flat.
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Luppolo 12, Rome.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a large white head.
Aroma: Fruit, grass, citrus, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, oranges, some spices.
fiammanghilla (533) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 33cl @ giangaspero frutta e verdura.
Chiara con bella schiuma.
Secca ed amara, buona!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
bracame (5) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
floral, peppery. golden, creamy white foam, light sweetness. dry and bitter finish.
oliodnb (277) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow, creamy white, long lasting head. Very good sweet fruity smell with orange, apricot and melon aromas with some hops. Sweet and sour spicy taste, licorice and hops in the finish.
Sissio (576) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during tasting lessons at Birrificio Italiano
Unfortunately, mine was the bottom of the bottle...
So I have to trust in the others
Ragnampiza (386) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from beer-shop.it served in a tulip glass. Rich sunrise orange, slightly hazy, with a fluffy and persistent off-white head. Looks great. Quite hoppy nose, well complemented by all the others saison qualities: rye bread, flowers, pepper and spicy yeast notes. Moderately sweet and as expected quite dry. Slightly bitter and peppery as well, with a citric aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body and creamy texture. Ironically, less "traditional" (in my opinion) than other Extraomnes saisons, but still pretty tasty.