thornecb (4354) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Bright white head recedes to skim rim. Earth and biscuit aromas. Hops front to back.
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy hoppy aroma, yeasty notes. Flavor starts sweet, almost honey, heavy herbal hops. Light astringent. Sparkling.
Yves (2179) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Wim and Bart at Wim’s place. Hazy goldblond colored beer with medium white head and no carbonation visible. Yeasty herby aroma. Medium sparklng palate. Finish is rather smoked dry bitter.
Zita (4598) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light sour aroma,yellow,hazy, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light soft dry finish.
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle bb12/2014, Geers. Reviewed from memory upon clearing a dreg-stained & extra yeast-cultured bottle in the cellar. - - Cheese of mushy-fleshed fruits (melon, peach, pear, strawberry) slowly grilled on an extinguished open fire set the volatile stage for an conflict-laden pantomime of esters and brett. Old citrus to the rescue, dirty yeast and syupy wild honey to escalate tension. Against that backdrop, I did not get much of that ball-busting bitterness, some alcohol. A faux-naïf masterpiece and possibly a conscious? provocation of all palates raised on teutonically clean bore-brews.
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hopy nice brett aroma. Moderate malty and hoppy flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, peppers, yeast, malt and hops. Nice and fruity.
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Hazy light amber, oddly toasty nose for a saison. The palate is earthy estery caramel with some orchard fruits. Not what I was expecting.
shoulderbroken (1988) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Initial light bitterness, then saison funkiness, quite fruity, strawberries and cream. Lingering bitterness there. Yum. Aroma has lots of booze that you can’t get in the taste. Hops too.
blipp (5981) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours flecked gold with a white head. Flowery and yeasty, with faint citric notes, yeasty earthy notes, and light sweetness. Not bad.
Habanero (2544) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden wit an average, white head. Aroma of yeast, a little funk, lemon, some spicyness and a bit of caramel. Sweet flav orvthat ends up dry and quite tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery texture and soft carb. A very nice Saison.