GraveAtSea (50) - Lublin, POLAND - SEP 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color: pale orange, a bit hazy. White, beautiful, permanent foam. Aroma: spicy, a bit sweet, Belgian yeasts mixed with hoppy citrus. Florals, orange, pepper, apricot, wheat, pines, white wines - very nice. Taste: amazing combination of sourness and bitterness. oranges, some lemons, herbals, bitter fruits, grass, a little salty. Complex. Long and smooth, great aftertaste... sour and bitter. Medium body. Alcohol pretty hidden. After all refreshing beer. I think that It’s not a IPA but more Saison with delicate AIPA influences. Inspiring, wild beer ;)
TheHolyLance (6) - - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle bought from Beer-shop.it. Pours golden, with a thick white persistent head. On nose, it is complex and intense with fruity and malty sweet, ripe fruits (banana and mango like), spicy, yeasty, light citrus aroma. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Taste is quite strong and a little alcoholic, not overly sweet at first then slightly tart (perhaps because of saison yeast) and salty, and has a good hop bitterness. Shows less ripe fruits and much more citrusy, grapefruit taste, some malt/caramel and the interesting notes of saison yeast that really adds character to it. Aroma is definitely my kind, taste is quite enjoyable and balanced despite the alcohol and the style. I really like this hybrid.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, big white head. Smells of saison yeast, some hops but not in the amounts i was expected, some spicy notes, a bit of funk, some citrus in the back. Moderate sweet, fruity, spicy, nice yeast influence, quite dry, quite dry mouthfee. Heavy bitter, spicy zesty, tons of resins. Tastes more as a saison than an IPA
Lonick (233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Home, pours a light amber with a big marshmallow head. Classic hoppy/dry/bitter IPA with a rather natty saison kick. Fruit, orange and limes.
joshmcg000 (266) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold with lots of white head. Aroma is citrus and spice.Tastes like a really hopped up saison. Its got a nice amount of spice to it. Lots of citrus hops and some grass. Nice medium bodied malt profile, almost taste like wheat. Pretty good stuff.
Arve_Christian (2462) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, good foam. Good hoppy aromas , medium intensity- well integrated with good fruitiness & citrus. Also tropical fruits and Nice yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable
ABS (342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden. Average amount of white head. Hop, some malt, some pepper, vanilla banana, yeast (I guess belgian style yeast) aroma. Bitter, some sweetness. Good IPA, but I prefer them not so much belgian styled.
Obier (40) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernstein Farben, wenig schnell zerfallender Schaum. Schmeckt nach Orange, reichlich herb im Abgang.
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bax (971) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap 30/08-2013) low white head, slightly unclear orange color, light hoppy aroma, some bitterness, fairly long hoppy taste, fit body.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a cloudy copper-gold with a large semi-lasting fluffy off-white head. Some minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, grain, herbs, citrus, light grassy hops and some light funkyness -- better then expected. Fruity, citrusy, slightly funky and sour flavour along with herbs, light spices and yeast. Lightly bitter, spicy finish Average to medium bodied. Pretty good, I liked it.
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