PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. Bought at Geers.
APPEARANCE: clear golden beer, somewhat clouded, large stable white head. Soapy foam.
NOSE: fruity, bitter, very fresh IPA-like nose, citrus.
TASTE: fruity, slight bitter aftertaste, nice balance, but for me a little too dry, but very decent beer!
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Another hybrid beer on the market—interesting. Created a thick fluffy topping of white head while glowing blonde ale rested below. Aroma is spicy with authentic farmhouse yeast and also has a fruity aroma of floral hops that makes this much more appetizing than most of the other saison styles I come across and drink. The flavor is strong with a funky, tart, and sour strain of yeast that is a little over bearing for my taste buds and palate. Definitely taste more like a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale than it does an IPA, however, there is a slight notice of bitter hops that resemble unripe/dried fruit. Finish reminds me of a perfume or cologne.
snoworsummer (2193) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tastes like spices, sweet syrup, molasses, wheat, malt. Medium body and carbonation. Smells very spiced and fermented.
Ed5388 (2146) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky golden yellow color with a big foamy white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same, with mild spices and good hop bitterness.
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 29062012. Colour is hazy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.
Rune (8200) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml at Café Sånn in Tromsø. Solid, chalk white head that stays well over a light orange coloured body, cloudy. Floral hops to the nose with spices in the back. Sweet flavours of sappy fruits, mango and lemon, and honey added by earthy malts. Spiced bittersweet ending. Fine bodies, soft and smooth. 05.06.2013.
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at La Fin Mousse. Pours hazy orange with a small, lace lit white head. Nose is more farmhouse than hops - straw, lemon rind, citrus, dry, spice, pepper. Quite citrus driven fruits with heavy influence from spice and lemon. Farmhousey but not over the top. Solid stuff
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very light gold almost clear, decent pillowy topper with good lacing, bubblegum, pepper and spicy hop nose. Taste is bicuity malt, Belgian yeast, lemon pepper and hebaceous hop. Would like to try side by side with the raging bitch, this is a lighter take on the belgian ipa style. It is more a hoppy Belgian pale than an IPA. Noticed the first bottle label said saison and now says farmhouse IPA. Marketing study?
joshwoodward (567) - - JUN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely delicious. Spicy, peppery, very full of flavor. Not for everyone, but I love it.
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with a big off white head. Complex yeasty, spicy and hoppy aroma with cereal, caramel, grass, pear and grapefruit, banana and apple. Very nice bitter flavor with cereal, spices and grapefruit as well as lemon and caramel.