Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a bit since I had this beer, but the thing that struck me most was a slightly pepper quality about the palate. Not peppery in a hop way, or even as an assertive note, but a kind of very subtle echo I sensed on the edges of my tongue. The saison wasn’t the best I’d tried, but that was a wholly unique quality for me to find in a beer. Fortunately, it was at a tasting and I was able to learn what it was. Care to guess? Of course--pepper. Quite an eye-opener.
Lukasmh (548) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botte, broke wile waxing ;) Pours all hazy with huge frothy white head. Arma grainy and super funky. Sweet citrus fruits, tang, cheesy yeast, esteres, slight booze. Slight phenolic. Taste is creamy and funky. Wheat grains, yeast, fat cheese, citrus fruits. High carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Really dry finish.
Arve_Christian (3921) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, ok foam- lot and lots of lie( sediments) . Medium high aroma intensity; fruitiness, great yeast influence, light stable and some citrus. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness and some bitterness. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Japalo (1467) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@strandby. Amber haze good head. Fresh musty fruity citrus-like notes. Elderberry. Medium carbonation. No alcoholic feeling. Slight tart freshness. Super nice.
kermis (6968) - 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 (330) - 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 (654) - 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 (5632) - 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 (3502) - 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 (369) - 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 (583) - 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.