LinusStick (2944) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice a solid saison from this brewery. I gotta admit, I saw that Flying Dog did a saison and I wasn’t thrilled or expecting much, but they blew my socks off with this one. Aroma was decent. Classic saison smell. Slightly funky, cheese, light malt and dank hops. Pour was extremely clear for an unfiltered beer. Light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was nice and refreshing. Strong lemon, orange peel and a hint of coriander in the front. The finish leaves behind more funk and a slight sourness. Nice carbonation. Probably one of the best beers I’ve had from them. Great job and brewing a tough to nail style!
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Park Bruges. Witbier-Belgian ale nose with orange peel, light funk, and a bit of hop character. Bright amber clear with light haze, topped with fluffy-foamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice hoppy Belgian ale notes with spice and a bit of funky character. Hoppy bitter finish and smooth after.
jfb (4383) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of black pepper and pineapples, quite yeasty, with notes of mango, green asparagus, powdered sugar and banana. flavour is mostly the same, exotic fruits and yeasty pepperiness, slightly sweet, with a little too much caramel and some alcohol in the bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.
anders37 (18726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head. Has afruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity hoppy yeasty funky flavor. Has a fruity malty funky hoppy finish.
vjohans (186) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice saison/framhouse ipa(?!). Sweet bitterness. Wet straw, yeast and bitterhops. Probably better after a month or two on the shelf so the bitterness calms down a bit
jookos (3139) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter and sour. Malty, a bit bready notes. Hops present in a greenish kind of way. A really nice combination. As advertised, its like a saison with a good hopping.
-- rated with ’lankku’ (N9)
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pour was a cloudy lemony shade with thick, two finger head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus and spice. Tastes yummy! A nice carbonated hop front that attacks the palatte and finishes with a bitter lemony sweetness. Very little lacing and moderate head retention. A refreshing IPA!! Most enjoyable.
bartlebier (2404) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disappointed by this - expected a hoppy floral take on a Belgian strong ale and got a blonde Belgian Strong Ale with some Citra - which doesn’t hide its alcohol as well as a Duvel (Triple Hop) and apart from bitterness offers not much aroma in return. Drinkable, if only one glass, but certainly not the strongest argument to import Flying Dog US craft beers to . be/.de for.
tiong (4349) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki
BBE 09.02.13 -
Pours light clear orange with a small foamy head. Aroma of fruity hops, spices, malts and hints of earthy notes. Taste is malty and spicy with some fruitness, citrus and hints of earthy notes. Finish is slightly bitter and fruity with citrus. Okay, not really a saison but not really an IPA either.
emacgee (4279) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft lemon rind yellow with two fingers of frothy white head. Nose is very spicy and zesty. Lots of citrusy character and phenolics/esters from the yeast. Smells like mandarin orange and coriander. Bitterness and astringency from the spices and hops is a bit much. Super dry.