BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled yellow-orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of pepper, passion fruit, and tangerine as advertised, paired with lemon, ginger, a lightly dusty yeastiness, and some faint earthy hops. Smooth, lightly dry entry lead into a moderate earthy yeastiness and hints of orange and lemon paired with a peppery spiciness that lingers into the moderately dry finish where some soft earthy hops peak through. Moderate carbonation and dry overall mouth feel. Overall, its not quite dry and earthy enough, there’s a tad too much fruit that make it seem more juicy.
ClubGonzo (3948) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden body, massive foamy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary tones, red fruits, straw, sour yeasty saison tones and hints of citrus. Taste is red berries, peach peel, mild citric tones, white sugar anf hints of alcohol, straw and pale malts. Medium body, high carbonation. Well-balanced saison with good drinkability, though a tad bit boring.
pilsnerrogge (2467) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours muddy yellow/beige with a large head.
Spicy, yeasty aroma with notes of citrus,grass and dough.
Light body with lively carbonation.
Taste is dry with notes of citrus, grass, spices and yeast.
Well balanced and quenching, perhaps a bit too thin.
Lilja (1553) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av citrus, tropsik frukt, jäst, gräs, jord och örter. Välbalanserad, liten sötma och syrlighet. Fin beska som avrundar det hela. Gott.
Vignale (2003) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. En relativt stiltypisk kraftfull saison med lite extra tryck i beskan och med en hel del citruszest och beska lite ananas, passionsfrukt jämte örtig, jordig saisonjäst, peppar, gräs. Riktigt gott.
murran (114) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden body with a giant head. Mild aroma and a fresh and very nice taste.
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Tide (1692) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, spices, earthy notes, hops, grass and a bit of ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, spices and earthy notes. Very nice saison.
VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear golden liquid with huge white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon peel, grain, white pepper and floral hops. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, lemon peel and white pepper. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice stuff.
hirigalzkar (2265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saison rating #100. Estery notes from the yeast. Flowery and spicy. Notes of thyme in the aftertaste. Rather good! A bit too carbonated.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
jbuskirk (416) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Funkwerks Saison does justice to the brewery’s name. This Farmhouse Ale does indeed boast a lot of yeasty, Belgian-style funk. Yet, it has more to offer than that. For starters, the hazy, brownish-orange body produces a massive amount of head. The frothy, robust suds do a fine job of propelling the aromas of earthy yeast and tropical fruit esters. On the tongue, Saison starts off with spicy black pepper kick with some sweeter herbal tones to balance it out. At the middle of the mouth, you get some crisp hoppy bitterness. The finish is mellow and fruity with orange, lemon, and tangerine. The superb balance, rich complexity, and full-bodied flavor make this a world-class Saison that would taste good when paired with about anything and would suit any season of the year.