olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. BBE
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Lots of spices and apricot on the nose, some citric fruits too, yeast and mild herbal notes. Spicy flavor with citric fruits, yeast, some wood and grapefruits. A bit messy Saison, but gets slightly better towards the end. Somewhat sour palate, dry citric finis. Weird but decent spicy brew.
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #13, BBE 2016
Aroma is heavy and sweet with some citrus, funky yeastiness, apricot and fruit candy. Flavour has citrus juice, some apricot and spicy tones. Also some alcohol. Fantôme touch is present here. The citrus notes are too tart for me.
Borresteijn (4932) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl Bottle, I guess 2013 version. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is sour, acidic, light floral, yeast, light fruity. Flavour is sour, acid, tiny hint of spice, malts, yeast, floral, citrus, bitter finish. Sour lingers a bit. Light to medium-bodied. It’s refreshing in a way, but I didn’t really dig the sourness, too sharp.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting. Yellow with white head. Spicy cinnamon and fruity lemon flavors. Very smooth a "crushable". Cider like in a way
Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 version; pours orange amber with massive white foam, quite cloudy once the yeast is poured. Surprisingly hoppy aroma yet not in a sharp way thanks to the yeast and spices.
Taste is a blend of spices (not overdone), medium hoppy and citrussy bitterness balanced with smoothing yeast, slightly sour, more spicy in the aftertaste reminiscent of black pepper. Quite some alcoholic warmth. Great and different take on a Winter beer, very tasty, sufficiently complex and an overall balanced result.
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a deep shade of gold. Smallish white head. It’s fairly hazy, though I guess I didn’t keep the bottle settled as well as I possibly could have. The aroma is fruit and spice on top of a rich saison base. There’s apricots and raisins with orange zest, pepper and mint. Mild caramel. Cinnamon. A healthy dose of Fantome funk. Some banana. A little bit of green apple. It’s a fun mix. Taste starts out with fruity sweetness, mostly orange and banana. Pepper and cinnamon lend a little sharp kick. Fairly dry, kinda sweet woodsy finish. Full mouthfeel. Not too much carbonation. It’s a rich saison that actually seems to fit the winter season.
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, some spices, yeast, hint of caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, yeast, spices, citrus.
Beer4000 (4619) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ Kick. Hazy orange body with a creamy off-white head. Nice farmhouse aroma, light funky with spicy yeast and oranges. Flavor is sweet malt, slightly acidic, citric fruit, oranges zest, pepper and spicy with moderate bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Quite rustic, not exactly what I will call elegant but enjoyable on its own premises.
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma of green pepper, yeast, spruce and sweet malt. Taste has more spruce, peppers, malt, yeast with a sweet and spicy finish.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Musty, fruity and tart. Not quite as good as the sum of its parts, but definitely enjoyed. kind of an ugly looking pour, but that’s really not high on my list. The earthy funk won me over."