Concealer (737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange-gold with bubbly off white head that sticks around for awhile. Aromas of passion fruit, pepper, ginger, and a hint of yeast. It is a real sweet smell followed by some pepper/spice. Taste is sweet at first with passion fruit and mango follow by pepper. There is some booze-y warmth here; it is hidden well and is barely noticeable but it’s there. Overall, this is one of the better saisons I have had.
pilsnerrogge (2464) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours, hazy brown/orange with a large head.
Aroma is meringue, vanilla, toffee and a little bit of chocolate.
Floral hop-flavor with notes of oranges and some alcohol.
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, in a location remote from my dining room.
Pours a very hazy blonde with a very small head.
The aroma is peachy and spicy with some floral and peppery notes. The alcohol does really come through in the aroma with this one.
The flavor is a touch sweet with some warming booziness. It’s got some fun passion fruit character, some black pepper, and fruity hops. It’s odd, but nice in many ways.
ClubGonzo (3930) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma is sweet estery sugar tones, red fruits, mild farmhouse yeasty brett-like notes and hints of gooseberries. Taste is grass, herbs, smokey cheese tones, red berries and hints of citric peel and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Quite well-rounded and fruity saison.
Vignale (1994) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Jag har lite svårt för stora starka saisoner, tycker att det tar bort det väsentliga i stilens karaktär. Stor kropp med maltkropp, lite söt, fruktig med jämn och fin smak som avrundas med en fin beska. Smakbild med jäst, gröna druvor, citrus, grapefrukt, papaya, passionsfrukt, gräs, med toner av örter och peppar. Trevlig helt klart och ändå inte riktigt min öl.
Lilja (1551) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, gröna druvor, citrus, grapefrukt, papaya, passionsfrukt, gräs, med toner av örter och peppar. Lagom sötma, fruktig med jämn och fin smak som avrundas med en fin beska.
_angst_ (2594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very hazy deep golden with a huge frothy and slightly fizzy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky and spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and slightly spicy with crackers, freshly baked white bread, overripe tropical fruits, overripe citrus fruits, moist grass, dry soil, white pepper corns, overripe apples and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, fruity and tiny phenolic with white bread, baked pears, overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, orange zest, lemon zest, banana bread, grapeskins, apple skins, marzipan and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly crisp, round and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, estery and phenolic with yeasty dough, hay, dry soil, baked pears, marzipan, banana bread, orange zest, lemon zest and grapeskins. Bit too high on the boost.
rlgk (10096) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Cloudy golden beer with a decent white head. Hoppy bready aroma, citrus, grapes, yeasty, spices, esters, dough, cream, caramel, some grapefruit. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor, yeasty, spices, hay, föoral notes, creamy, a bit sweet.
larsniclas (5554) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Alex
Hazy amber with a large white head.
Grassy and spicy aroma.
Slightly vinous flavour. Sweet tropical fruits along with yeasty spiciness.
BMMillsy (1270) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Breckenridge at the Ballpark in Denver. Pours deep orange colored with a small off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits as expected, some light funk, and a hint of spice. Flavor is on the sweeter side with lots of bubble gum notes and some tropical fruits, sweet wheaty malts, and very little zesty saison like barnyard yeast going on here. Medium plus bodied and medium carbonation. Overall I found this to be only OK, but not bad.
jgb9348 (4655) - 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.