FatPhil (9975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Rich hayey orange, small tight off-white head. Wohhhh, totally authentic saison aroma, this really could come from belgium. Lovely dry noble hops, bready grains. Super crisp palate, dry to the n-th degree, again. Alas, thereís frequent wafts of alcohol. Itís so dry that the alcohol stands out. Previous stringer beers hid it behind sugar, Better than your average saison. And that includes many a Belgian. If it wasnít for the alcohol this would be a stunner. Itís farmhousey, yest, but not in an eco way, or a funky way, or a sweaty horse way, or a pooey way. This is a classy brew. One of the few American beers thatís actually emulated the original stye very well.
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter..
Pleasantly Surprised by the Belgium yeast aroma with some spice hints!
Good carbonation, grassy and funky.
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden with relentless big white head. Belgian yeast yeas comes through pretty hard on the aroma but the spiciness and fruity eaters work well with the citrusy American hops. Taste is the same, light spicy yeast with some citrus and a slightly herbal edge. Very foamy in the mouth. Nice bitter finish. Quite nice
MotherBrother (777) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ "In De Wildeman"
Pour hazy yellow, with a small white and slightly creamy head.
Aroma has plenty of apricot, tropical fruits, pine, slight grass and a little bit of honey.
Taste is pretty bitter up front, with some slight sour notes. Medium bodied, with a rather fizzy carb.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a straw color with a off white head, aroma funky hops, I thought I had a bad bottle at 1st than the more I drank it I kind of like this. this was a refreshing beer to drink
teorn88 (3545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden colour with a huge white head. Nice carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass and lasting foam. Aroma is exactly what youíd expect from the label description: peach and mango hoppiness perfectly mixed with a flowery peppery spiciness from the yeast. The taste is completely sublime: fruity notes give a mellow sweetness, which is cut through by the spicy peppery flowery yeast. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Itís fruity and ethereal, incredibly well done.
fluffy (1890) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer though im not a huge IPA fan. nicely balanced and not overtly hoppy. i guess because its a saison?
Nephilium (1459) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is very complex, with Citra hop notes, as well as earthy notes and spicy notes from the yeast. Pours a hazy straw-yellow, with a giant white head. Iím not sure I would class this as a Saison, as the label calls it a Farmhouse IPA. There are a lot of similarities between this and the Raging Bitch. This beer is light in body, with a nice interweaving of the Citra hops with the earthy notes of the yeast. This is a really good beer, and if you like Belgian style IPAís, I would highly recommend it.
Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gold pour with a large and lively foamy head.
aroma is earthy, yeasty, peppery, floral and citrus fruitiness.
Flavour is earth and spice. hints of coriander, fennel, black and white pepper. grapefruity tart citrus. dry finish.
TheHopster (879) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle). Pours a hazy yellow orange with thick foamy head. Aroma of spice and hops. The flavor is a unique blend of Saison and IPA.
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