adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Foco. Pours a clear yellow orange appearance with a big, fluffy off white head. Plenty of perfume and white flowers in the nose with some lemon syrup, banana, and white pepper. Gooey and effervescent. Thick lemon-lime, pineapple flavor. Mild spice. Moderately high sweetness. Slightly artificial flavor with a touch of booze on the finish. Disappointing.
Ernest (6353) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of taffy, gum, fennel seed, plastic, celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, syrupy/oily/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A weird, mostly unpleasant beer. Aroma has a couple nice things but the plastic, celery, artificial taffy-ish sorta notes tend to dominate. Those dirty aspects carry through to the mouth experience in the finish, and the mouthfeel is slick and syrupy, just not enjoyable. Looks nice, but that’s about it. This brewery has seemingly lost its way in the past several years.
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a lovely Saison a bit on the sweet side but very easy drinking stuff.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting, 11/3/14. Pours a hazy orange with a large creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malt, spice, citrus, yeast, dough, mild oxidation and vegetal notes. The taste is spice, apple, yeast, mild oxidation. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
stoutnick (620) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy straw colour. Aroma is very mild citrus character. Taste is lovely tropical fruit - lychee, banana. Nice tartness. Abv not very apparent but then this was a well aged bottle. Sweetness on finish. Nice one.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Special edition of Saison d’Erpe-Mere made in 2008, with an off-white head and golden blond colour with ochre hue, hazy. Aroma of bitter honey, bread, apple, grapefruity green hops; dry taste with subdued fruitiness, some citrus freshness, malty with a strong, resinous, green hop bitterness which ensures a long finish and through which some noticeable, wodka-like alcohol also pierces.
Oldmanriver (53) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bartlebier. Pours a golden straw with fine bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma has a slight lemon citrus, some hop spice, Alcohol on top of a sage sprinkled malt cracker. Has a big white fluffy head that sticks. On the palate is a slight chewy banana, lemon, citrus, and transforms into a white pepper, dried grass and alcohol heat that dissolves into a sweet tang on the sides of the tounge. Not a bad beer but the Alcohol dominated way too much for me to thoroughly appreciate.
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, rich head. Fruity nose with lots of hay and mild citrus. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel, Cointreau-like flavour of sugar, orange and brandy. Warming and creamy, elegant malt and hop profiles but intense alcohol.
larsniclas (5743) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy golden with a large, white head.
Yeasty, citric aroma with notes of rosė pepper.
A bit alcoholic with marzipan.
Yeasty flavour with citric notes and some tropical fruits.
pilsnerrogge (2536) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale, muddy brown with a large head.
Aroma is wheat, yeast and raw onions.
Sweet flavor with notes of wheat, yeast and banana. Somewhat harsh alcohol finish.