ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours honey orange with a massive, quickly settling frothy white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, kiwi, lime, citrus, funk, grass. Taste is orange, honey, grapefruit, kiwi, lemongrass, funk. Mouthfeel is quite dry and sprightly. Aftertaste is grapefruit, honey, citrus, funk. Very good!
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear golden/yellow with a large dense fizzy head. Aroma is citrus, coriander, black pepper, yeast, earthy, Taste is spicy, citrus, medium sweet with a spicy light bitter finish. Medium body and fizzy carbonation.
Ktwse (1961) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy yellow with massive white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, citrus, coriander, pepper, herbs. Taste is spicy with light citrus bite, sweet wheaty backbone, abrupt finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
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SamTheBarrel (409) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml brown bottle, with a minimalistic modernly designed label, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma of ginger, pears, lemon zest and orange peels. Flavours of ginger, pears, lemon zest, wheat bread and orange peels. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Delicious and quite similar to Belgian Saisons, maybe slightly sweeter and not as prominent yeast flavour..
Nickls (1829) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Frothy eggshell head, mostly hazy peachy orange hue. Hay, light sweet fruits, but not overly sweet, slight earthiness as well in the aroma. Peach and peat start out with slight sweetness, but dries out with some hay slight rustic finish. Lighter soft body.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Poured a dark orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light citrus and some funky yeast notes. Flavor was light fruit, light orange, lemon notes, some light pepper and a touch of spicy characters. Interesting, had it next to their Tropic King, very similar.
AndySnow (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where: BrewDog Stockholm.
Appearance: Opaque pale yellow colour with a thick white head.
Aroma: Hops, spices, citrus, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, citrus, mango. Bitter finish with something a bit off.
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at BrewDog, Stockholm. Hazy amber, mid sized head. Citrus and coriander up front. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with peppery citrus and coriander. Low-medium bitterness. Doesn’t really lift.
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, cellar aged approx. 8 months. Wonderful aroma of tropical fruit, peppery spice, herbal and floral tones, along with suggestions of lemon, vanilla sweetness, crackery, biscuity malts, leafy, green hop and some faint clove and honey in the background. Thoroughly hazy medium golden in color with a lasting, rocky, voluminous white head and gobs of lacing. Flavor profile is full of yeast spice, citric fruit, green, grassy, herbal hop, showing some melon, orange and peppery qualities before the dry, refreshing, lightly bitter finish. Highly effervescent and active mouthfeel, almost prickly and very drying indeed with a medium-full body. Enjoyable rendition of the style.
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing with me this very nice saison. It might have been a little past its prime but it was still a world class release with only a touch of funk. The total experience is one that shows you do not need to go to extremes to make something that stands out.
Aroma / Appearance - A bubbly clean head is a clear white. Underneath a strong flow of carbonation releases waves of starch, hay, and grasses. Light lemons add some needed depth. Without being overbearing it makes itself known.
Flavor / Palate - Fresh yeast tickles the tongue before settling on the back of the throat. Starchy, hay, and dryer sheets come along for the ride. A little different take on the saison style this lives up to the funk part of the brand. Hopefully they are around for the long haul and not just a flash in the pan.