aleksander9 (468) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, earth, caramel, some brett and some grapefruit. A very round and complex aroma. Round and full palate. Aftertaste is round, floral, earth, Belgian yeast, spice, coriander, citrus and pepper. Overall: Speedway stout is for me the ultimate sip-and-chill beer. This one comes very close. A super complex saison.
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF ’14. Bottle. Thanks Skrubbe! Light hazy light amber liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, grain, lemon peel, bread and dried fruit. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of lemon, white pepper and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice stuff.
Holmen1 (2546) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske delt på Mandag i Annen, Cardinal sep-14: en fruktig og frisk saison med litt sødme kombinert med krydderier og overmodne bær. Høres kanskje ikke så godt ut, men den smaker jammen godt!
tandembrauer (149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light amber. Aroma of phenoles, apple, caramel. Taste of fruity sweets; typical Belgian style taste, but maybe a bit too much of phenoles.
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange. Off-white head. Coriander, bananas and spices in aroma. Similar taste, with moderate bitterness.
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours hazy amber, nose is sweet toffee, yeasty, taste is sticky toffee, sweet, quite fruity.
AshtonMcCobb (2673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank.
Appearance - cloudy orange with a big head.
Nose - slightly funky then candied fruit and the expected white pepper.
Taste - pineapple with a light spicy note.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good saison.
jamestulloch (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head light lacing. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Flavour of pineapple, yeast and spices. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Decent, but not outstanding.
allmyvinyl (3598) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Spice, pepper, yeast, light banana on the aroma. Taste is spicy, light sour. Dry finish. Good, but not great.
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Peppery aroma with some banana. Taste is yeasty, esters and peppry. Little sweet and bitter. Not my bag