bergstaden (960) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with a white head - malts in the aroma, but olso some berries/fruit notes with some sour notes - taste is olso some malts, along with some berry7fruit notes - this was quite nice
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBNAG-11. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is cheese, malt, hop, fruit, spices. Flavour is cheese, malt, hop, fruit, caramel, spices, yeast. OK/Nice beer.
Beer4000 (4258) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ RBNAG-11. Murky orange body with a nice tan head. A bit unusually aroma, cheesy, spicy, malt, ripe fruit and hint of brown sugar. Flavor has some malt, acidic fruit, hint of caramel and spices. Medium body. Interesting and nice flavor.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL. Pours deep amber to black cherry with nice clarity and a large, powerful beige head with nice retention. Impressive, sheety lace. Nose is sweet black cherry, quite fruit juicy, almost exactly like Dr. Browns black cherry soda. Taste is a bit slick, mild cocoa, quite bitter with berry skins. Mildly tart with heavier cafloutis dessert. Weird stuff. Certainly not saison but more in the Belgian Strong Ale category. Very unique- like cherry Liqour on an Abbey Dubbel base.
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finol (1943) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rather dark for a saison with a more heavy body. Taste of brett, hay and strawberries.
hirigalzkar (2081) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a big white head. Fruity in a almost grape, red wine, kind of way. Lots of strawberry notes. Quite sour. Quite heavy for a fantome.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile at a recent Fantome tasting. Served in a Fantome tulip. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a mostly-clear blonde color with a nice white head. The nose has plenty of acid plus some lemon and apricot. The flavor is pungent with lots of fruit and acid. Sharply pungent, slightly stinging the corners of my mouth. Light body and a very dry finish. Very solid brew.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 75cl green bottle. Gusher warning, cork explodes. Pours dark orange/brownish. Muddy looking with sediments and floats due to gushing. Big creamy white head. Lasting foam. Aroma is very sweet and complex: apples, pears, belgian yeast, molasses, slight alcohol, sweet spices, dark fruits. Taste: slight bitterness sorrounded by an intense malty sweetness. Molasses, caramel, pears and dark fruits. Slightly boozy. As it warms up a peppery spiciness comes through, burning down the throat. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall, really nice and complex. Warming. Too sweet for my taste. Also, don’t expect a saison, not at all. It retains only a bit of spiciness from the style. More similar to a belgian strong, maybe even a quad for the huge amount of dark malts and fruitiness.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared at the January 2012 Santa Cruz tasting at Sante Adairius. Pours a hazy pale gold with basically no head. Fantastic aroma -- this is the kind of beer you might spend longer smelling than drinking. Apricot shortbread cobbler comes to mind, along with a mulled cider spiciness: cinnamon and cloves, perhaps cardamom. Flavor is a little less engrossing. Semi-tart, semi-sweet, with a vague fruitiness -- apples first, then a touch of lemon. The alcohol shows through just a little, contributing a sharpness that pairs in the finish with a significant hop bitterness. Dry with low carbonation.
arminjewell (5585) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, pour is dark red with off white head, nice and lacing. Aroma brings notes of vinegar, nuts, touch of spice, hints of chocolate, touch of earth. Taste is mix of vinegar, toffee, some hints of vanilla, candied nuts, touch of spice, finishes fairly sweet, earthy.