jamestulloch (1826) - 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 (5368) - 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 (2832) - 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
Alengrin (2870) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spiced Fantôme ale with sticky, off-white, rocky head and brownish orange blonde colour, cloudy. Aroma of orange, aniseed, apricot, gingerbread, honey, earth, sherry, hay, pear liqueur. Soft sweetish onset with subtle lemon acidity, refreshing, malty basis with nutty accents, perfumed spiciness clearly from added spices in the finish, I guess coriander and star aniseed, dry, leafy and peppery hop bitterness in the tail. Very saison, a bit barnyard like most of Fantôme’s creations but very tasteful.
nilsas (2002) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel gulbrun farge. Mye skum. Lite duft, noe frukt. Syrlig smak av noe frukt.
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy brownish amber with a ton of sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, caramel, spices, and yeast - with a slightly bitter finish.
aleigator (360) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Froth, big head, spongy, slightly yellowish. The beer has an interesting amber, golden color, with faint orange hints in it.
Grassy, smooth aromas, with lemon peel, unripe orange and hints of old cheese with clove. A bitter, medicinical aroma hovers above all this, creating an unusual nose.
Begins with gentle, warm spices, wrapped up in dough yeast, while herbal notes add up to a crisp fruit taste with a sour, fermented, slightly bitter, still smooth finish. The overall taste developes from a spicy warm, slightly peppery impression to a sour, herbal, sage and stinging-nettle infused, medicinic sharpness, with a gentle, dry aftertaste. Finish is of slick sourness with a fiery hint and late developing dry note.
Sebilinz (784) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clody amber body with white head. Aroma is sour with malt. Taste is also sour but has also pepper notes. Aftertaste is dry with hints of sweetness another, some hops and some fruity notes. It was an hot summer day in Austria, for a winter special, it was really great. Very nice one
aenima (292) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a strange beer. Very sour aroma. The taste is also mainly sour. Does not taste like a saison. Dry finish.
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage enjoyed over a White Sox game at home. Pours a murky brown in color with a quickly dissipating fingers worth of creme colored head. Nose is big time cherry/cherry cough drop. It’s somewhat medicinal, malty, and just a tad vinous. Flavor is again dominated by cherry and red wine with backing maltiness. Almost a little reminiscent of a still nacht reserva to me. Medium bodied with decent carbonation and an enduring, inviting finish. Excellent beer, I should really pick up more of these to sit on. I imagine a couple years on this will be magical.