Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
taken from notes: Thanks very much to BA idesofmarch89 for this great beer - 750ml shared w/ my wife. Poured chilled into a a cervoise.
A - Marigold shade of golden w a full 2 fingers of white cap that dissipates completely but carbonation continues and fine beading develops
S - Sweet and sour citrus notes explode out of the glass w/ a mild white grape mixed w/ peaches and honey. The nose is light malt scent w/ tinges of floral hops
M - Crisp w/ gentle acidity and a mild sweet texture, a hint of spice and alcohol w/ moderately low carbonation for the style. The feel is nutty/sour in texture which is very juicy
T - A very taste taste like marmalade w/ lemon spritz w/ a tinge of white grape and lightly sugared lime w/ mild spice at the end w/ nutty malt/yeast complimenting this highly fruity saison. The apricot and lemony flavor w/ mild wheat-like nuttiness is smooth + seamless w/ a juicy sweet and mild sour element that is well suited to the style
D - I would drink this any time of year, not just a summer saison to me. This saison is unique and drinkable like no other. I would choose this over 4 out of 5 saisons most likely. I can’t recommend this enough - intense and slightly sour, but refreshing.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head and some chunks in the bottom. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, a little cheesiness, fruity and light toffee notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
ninecats (320) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. Big thanks to Dany himself for sending this at no cost when my original ones ordered from Belgoklubbem were infected. Hazy apricot color, big white head with yellow hints quickly settling that leaves plenty of lacings. Complex, fruity, tast nose with citrus, flowers, hay, dry white wine, red berries, funkiness. Taste is round with low carbo, very juicy, velvet tounge. Obvious hints of orange at first, then a slightly more tart citrus like hint, white vine, dry without loosing the roundness. Wow, what a peculiar one. Lots of fruitiness. It’s very different from other saisons but still feels like THE blueprint for a saison at the same time. Love it!
dandeman (649) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Olfactif: Du foin et des herbes aromatiques, algues, varech.
Goût: Beaucoup d’herbes, menthe poivrée avec une petite amertume d’herbes fraiches en finale. Légère acidité. Texture de mince à moyenne. Une vrai saison tout à fait conforme au style. Me rappelle un peu la Saison Dupont.
Cunningham (5494) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a white head. Mild farmhouse yeast, citric and moderate fruity aroma. Quite nice and fresh. Medium (+) body and an ok carbonation. Pleasant acidity and kind of semi dry texture. Framhouse yeast, citric and moderate fruity flavor as well. Nice easy going Saison.
[Sample at Haand 15 in Drammen, Norway]
BillKismet (3474) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ebullient brew pours a lively, hazy tan body. Though carbonation seems vigorous the head is absence accept for a slight ring. The nose jars the olfactory sense with an unexpected burst of vinegar, farmhouse, and ambiguous, soft spicyness. The body is bready, yeasty, tart, citrusy, and grassy all at once. Very smooth, viscous body. This one takes you for a ride with many twists and turns. It excels in its complexity. Tart, twangy, sour peach and grass finish.
Ysok02 (342) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une superbe saison au nez épicé, citronné, fruité, pointe d’herbes aromatques, houblon frais. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, un milieu de bouche frais et épicé et une longue finale amère et fraîche. Très grande saison
fkoolen (567) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at home. Completely cloudy golden colour, white creamy head. Earthy, yeasty banana and spices, citric, creamy malts, light honey, dry and bitter finish; quite complex, yet refreshing. Lingering aftertaste: dry, bitter and slightly fruity. Medium carbonation, firm body.
Malin_aiisa (162) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yeast, honey hay aroma.
sweet, medium bitter.
nice feel and texture.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at Haand Ølfestival 2015, shared with Finn. Hazy golden body under a white, filmy layer. Dotted spots on the glass. Moderate aroma of peach, farmyard and yeast. Spiced fruity taste, dough and peach. Drying end, hints of bitter yeasty fruitiness. Mostly hidden alcohol. Accepted (Drammen 29.05.2015).
IPAgutten79 (752) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uklar gul med lavt skum. Mildt sur aroma, sitrus og eple. Smaken samme, mildt sur. Medium konsistens