jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall frothy white head. Aroma of pale malt, yeast, grass, hay, wheat and a lot of light herbal spiciness. Medium-bodied; Strong malt and yeast characteristic all the way through with a pungent fruit flavour and some lighter sweetness and a touch of herbs and spices. Aftertaste shows some nice fruity flavours, but the showcase is the malt and especially the drying characteristics that are noticeable. Overall, a good saison with a nice and fragrant aroma and a well-balanced flavour. Definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this pint on draught from Mellow Mushroom in Denver, Colorado for US$4.99 on 08-June-2014.
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
an imperial saison, why not i suppose .. . hazy pear gold .. really solid foam, lots of lacing .. . wheat, cereal, cardboard, and sharp hay .. . mildly tart .. . not very enjoyable, kinda weird .. unusual from such a solid brewery
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VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with huge off-white head. Aroma of white pepper, citrus, mango, grain, earth and tangerine. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of citrus, white pepper, mango and barnyard. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Pretty nice
beerbaaron (1159) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, orange juice like body. Medium to large fizzy frothy white head. Aroma is yeasty, super fruity, as described. Flavor much the same. Lighter medium bodied and highly carbonated. Some alcohol present. Touch of spice. Ginger stays complimentary. Very fruity. Certainly ’imperial’.
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeast, citrus, a little grainy, fruity aroma.
Taste is very similar. A little alcohol, strong flavors, some spices.
UncleKorm (748) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy deep golden hue w/ a medium creamy diminishing head to a white ring w/ nice lacing. Moderate sweet funky aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter funk finish. Tastes are pineapple, ginger, white pepper, peach, and funk. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and light warmth in the finish.
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Had it side by side with the regular saison, very similar with just some extra touch of alcohol.
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Mango and Belgian yeast. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Mango, apricot and the usual Belgian yeast finish.
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is peach, pine apple, white pepper, sweet malt. Taste is fruit, medium sweet with a fruity, spicy, slight alcoholic finish. Light spicy bitterness. Light oily texture with a medium body and quite fizzy carbonation.
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a very large white frothy head that quickly settles. Aromas of apricot, honey, lemongrass, rye bread, slight oak and vanilla notes. Taste is apricot, peach, honey, lemongrass, bread, slight metallic notes and some earthy wood notes. Mouthfeel is sprightly and carbonated. Aftertaste is honey, tropical fruit and some slight oak notes.