Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, from an trade thanks to fbc24, 30/12/14.
Hazed orange amber with a big old off white covering that retains well.
Nose is mellow fruit peel, pineapple, tangerine, mandarin, woody, funk, straw, lemon rind, shades of green berry.
Taste comprises tangy apricot, citric rinsed straw, light plum notes, gooseberry, barnyard, woody licks, soured grapes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid BA saison.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. Good yeasty hit up front, some hops, light sourness, barnyard funk, slightly peppery/dry finish.
Lukaduke (2662) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with three fingers of white foam. Nose is vinous with layers of toasted almonds, tart stonefruit, sorrel, beeswax, rustic grain. Palate follows with nice vinous acidity, round grainy fieldgrass, wet hay, soft honey sweetness on the backend, oak tannins. Tasty.
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay tasting. Thanks to Colin. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mild bretty savoury vibe. Bitterish peel and floralness. Light dry finish. Quite bitter for a saison but all right.
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Dan at home. Pours a light amber with small head in snifters. The aroma is light tart fruits (white grapes, pears, green apples), grass, hay, slight funkiness, light cheese aromas. The taste is delicious with the tart fruits mentioned in the aroma, some mild white pepper and other spices, hay, cheese, and dust. Somewhat dry finish, well carbed, light body. Was really blown away by this.
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 5K, 7.5K & 10K tasting, thanks to Colin. It pours hazy orange-amber with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, funky, dough, orange rind, sherbet, light spice, some acidity and vinous notes. The taste is crisp, doughy, earth, straw, sour yoghurt, spice, orange, tangerine, winey stuff and toasty grain. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Well rounded and easy-going.
jackl (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ The Tasting. Gold with a small head nose is peach and lemon. Orange. Delicate yeast. Taste is similar. Tea and honey. Vibrant lemon and orange. Tight and lastly. 2007
Leighton (13850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Bottle shared in London - thanks to C-bird. Pours unclear gold with a creamy, off-white head. Pleasant lemony aroma with dry wood, zest, white grape. Light sweet flavor with some gummy white grapes, golden raisins, slight grassy bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nice ending, clean and refreshing, some pithy lemon, nice grassy bitterness. Very nice overall.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 50cl ][ Tasting ][ $16 ][ Tulip ][ 11.28.14 ]
translucent amber, dense large bubbled white head, lasting and with good lacing. Nose is dustier than Dochter, less oily harsh stink, more rounded with faintly buttery oak. Thinner, toaster flavor, not as bright or lasting, tons of citrus and cracker sweetness at front, high acidity mid tingles jaw, more muted and creamy body, bitterness lingering in finish, at once grass yet oily Chardonnay, noticeable mineral bitterness alongside small bubbled co2 effervescence in finish.
[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough 2.1
cpetrone84 (1678) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clear golden amber with lots of tight white head that sits around for a while and leaves a nice lacing. Nose is similar to the dochter, a little less harsh, more rounded. Moderate dusty brett and a little peppery spice, very fruity back end with gold fruits aplenty with some juicy red grape notes. Flavor is dusty up front, very light peppery spice mid palate, a faint watery up front. Back is lots of golden fruits towards the back. Light sourness in the finish with a touch of hop bitterness. Body is very similar to dochter, strong carb, body is still light and airy.