PaulW (97) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is wrong. There are echoes of the Saison here, presumably process and yeast are somewhat similar. But the unusual twang provided by the bugs is now masked with a bit of dark malt, perhaps enhancing smokiness, and, seemingly, bigger hops. This converts a refreshingly tart beer to an astringently bitter one, without the balance of those New World citrus flavours. Just too much; not greatly balanced, difficult to drink.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared with friends from stirchley wines
Pours murky dark brown with a bit of head, plenty of carbonation and a sweet but slightly funky aroma. Unfortunately this looks and drinks a mess, thin body but quite bloating, some bitterness and roast notes but not much else. Pricey drain pour :(
chrisv10 (9839) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, 8% @ FOneFan. Unclear amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, berries and phenols. Flavour is malt, yeast, chunky, phenols, rubber, caramel and off :-(
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, berries, heavy yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Sweet finish. Something is wrong here. 091112
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are smoke, caramel, malt and hops.
tongaking (21) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy light brown with a little head,the taste is grassy and slightly spicy
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Gyllenbock: Syrlig doft med en lite julkrydda. Syrlig smak med tydlig cederträ, krydda och en fruktig underton
finol (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fermentoren.
A deacent saison, herbal but with some hard rosted malt in the finish. Odd twist but a regular Fantome is better.
hirigalzkar (2115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a creamy white head. Licorice, roasted stuff and berry seeds note in the aroma. Dark malts, berry seeds and strawberry notes in taste. Dry but not that sour. Still tastes like a saison.
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (Fantôme rating 10)
Hazy brownish/amber with a large head. A very lively carbonation in this one. Aroma and taste of spices, barnyard, malt, wood, cedar, some berries and yeast. The finish was dry. Rather creamy mouthfeel. An interesting beer.