Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds white pepper, light phenols, fresh white bread, spicy rye, crackers, touch of funk, tangerines, lemon, lime, gooseberries, rhubarb, mild grass, flowers and a whisper of tart tropical fruits. The flavor Is dry, light to medium bitter and light acidic with citrus, spices, crackers, green leafs, touch of phenols and fruits. The mouthfeel is tart and slim with a light to medium carbonation. Citric, light floral and tiny cracker-like finish. Light to medium.
_angst_ (3453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 330 ml bottle bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours hazy golden with a big frothy and bubbly white head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, hoppy, yeasty and funky with plums, sweet white bread, cloves, green grapes, dry soil, alcohol, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, yeast, perfumelike dried flowers, hay, coriander, rhubarb, cinnamon, alcohol, rubber and hints of sunny dry barnyard. Taste is sweet and spicy with plums, grapes, lemon zest, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, freshly cut grass, cookie dough, pine, orange peal, crackers, white pepper, dried apricots, dried mango, dried papaya, yeasty esters, dry soil, rubber and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and funky with cloves, white pepper, crackers, hay, plums and grapes. Nice but the alcohol smell and taste doesn’t add much at all.
HopfenWeisse (1273) - - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierzwerg. Clear golden colour with nice soapy head. Aroma is fruity hoppy and saison yeast. Flavour is grapefruit, yeast, bitter finish. Great combination.
drfabulous (4716) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Country Boy. Big yeasty IPA. Almost wheat meats IPA. Bitterness prevails at end but so does odd lingering taste.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saison/ipa hyrid. Pours a pale yellow with small white head. Yeasty nose and front with Hoppy finish. Light body, citrus and a little pepper.
Its neither one thing nor the other but easy to drink.
ContemplateBeer (1719) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of gum, light pepper and citrus. Appearance is gold with white head. Flavor matches the nose with a dry citrus finish. Palate is very bubbly, fluffy and lively. Good; thanks to Dfab for the sample.
Arayaga2 (1900) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfiltered hazy gold with 2" of white head. Aroma is very saison with ginger, clove and a bit of sulfur over top of a mild hop buzz. Taste is that, plus a rather lemony hop note right off the bat, and pithy bitterness and graham crackery malt into the finish. $3/12oz
cheap (4529) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very nice floral aroma and attractive presentation in the glass, coudy pale beer with a rocky head. First taste is freshly bitter. Really shows its alky content. Volatile finish, almost. Dull citrus unsweetened blast.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice citrus aroma. the nice light flavors that a saison should have with a nice light hoppy finish.
MrBunn (2561) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with lots of active carbonation, but a head that dies down from fairly massive to a thin film in short order, leaving suds sticking to the side of the glass. Aromas are mostly spicy, with a little edge of oranges, honey and grass. Flavor is an interesting mix... kind of peppery and sweet... like a honey orange glaze with white pepper thrown in or something. I would never go so far as to put "IPA" on the label if this were my beer, but it’s pretty decent for an "Americanized" Saison.