Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle from ølbutikken.
cloudy orange,fluffy offwhite head.
mild aroma, dough, faint sourness, very mild, not that saison like.
flavor is sort of malty, faint spicy notes, more like a typical belgian strong ale than anything saison like. very smooth. disappointing bc of the style, but in general probably quite drinkable malty belgian beer. beneath the malts are quite some interesting notes that will draw the beer up on the scale if you take time to savour these notes. citrussy, red fruity notes. Also if you like smooth, this one is awesomely smooth...
Malaclemys (368) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a white head. A: spicey, caramel, apple, hay.T: spices maybe rosemary, hay, bitter herbal finish. Light body.
lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a small head. A unique aroma of grains, coriander, some fern, ginger and grass. Flavour of white grapes, floral bitterness, wheat, grains, some alcohol, mild sweetness, dry grassy and herbal notes and some wood. Medium bodied and a dry, smooth, herbal and with a real nice lemon zing. Just great.
paologalloni (102) - ITALY - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Eccezionale saison che riesce a stare nei canoni dello stile pur essendo particolare e non ruffiana. Profumo di agrumi e frutta non troppo dolce.In bocca è poesia acidità ben bilanciata da vino bianco sapore di malti efrumento albicocca .MIRACOLOSA
mikedR (1097) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly a winter saison. Not very carbonated, and not sprightly on the tongue. Base flavor is quite good, albeit a surprisingly bit sweet. Overall, a nice one -- quite a wallop in ABV for this style, too.
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with medium foam collar. Aromas of spices, floral hops, leather and lemon. Flavors of spices, Belgian Saison yeast, bretts and lemony hops. Well balanced beer.
Couleur ambrée trouble, moyen col de mousse. Arômes d’épices, de houblon floral, de cuir et de citron . Saveurs d’épices, de levure de saison belge, de bretts et de houblons citronnés. Bière bien balancée.
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from brewdog online
essentially opaque ear wax amber with pillowy white head collapsing to a lacing.. bog myrtle, thyme and stem ginger on the nose. Gentle carbonation, full bodied wheatiness with a vegetal herbal note then some peppery twangs in a fairly brief finish. Flavours open up on warming with weissbeer like banana and clove esters and rising warmth. Complex, yes but not quite my cup of tea.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at JF’s, big thanks to he, 04/05/14.
Murky orange amber with a big old light beige head that retains well.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, pepper, toffee, spices, bitter orange, straw.
Taste comprises tangy orange, apricot, toffee, spice, clove, vanilla, farmyard.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, tangy fruit and light booze tempered with sweet licks in the close.
Solid saison, well balanced and very drinkable for the ABV.
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a bubbly head that reduces over time. Lots of floral, smokey notes with some fruit. The smoke really comes through in the taste (I suppose that’s the lavender), coriander, spice and more floral, peaty notes. Medium mouth with a fairly long aftertaste. Quite unlike any farmhouse ale I’ve ever had. Very complex and well-made. Probably not something I’d grab often, except to show the variety of saisons.
Nero55 (665) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper with small off white head. Aroma of spice and floral (rose) notes. Medium body with hop bitterness upfront, herbal and yeast notes, and a dry bitter finish.