bartlebier (1087) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(backlog ZBF 04/2013) 75cl bottle, poured and sold in pretty spring-yellow wrapper as "Lentebier" saison at the same 9%. sweeter esters bringing fruitier compote notes to the fore than usual in a saison, while still keeping some dryness, astringent aftertaste. As balanced, spectacularly modest acquired taste a standout beer, albeit with odd ABV for a spring beer, at ZBF for me.
thornecb (4102) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a tulip. White head with excellent retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Cookie and hay aromas. Dry with sweet caramel, bread and honey upfront turning to mild bitter earth in the lasting finish. Tastes like a tripel....
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a golden color with a medium sized white head. aroma was some spice, grain, saison yeast notes. Flavor was sweet notes, some earthy hops and saison yeast notes. Funky, pretty enjoyable.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at rustic it is a cloudy golden and it has a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is citrus with a hint of peppery flavor
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Rustico in Alexandria, VA. Pours a murky yellow gold with an off white head that recedes leaving lacing. Nose of cardomom. Flavors of white pepper, Belgian yeast and a hint of citrus. Bitter finish.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours murky yellow gold with a white head, aroma of citrus, peppery saison yeast. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazed gold with a fine white head. Candy sugar, honey malt, pineapple soda, white peaches and white pepper aroma. Sweet, sugary, cloying fruity taste. Small touch of overripe apple. Light touches of minerals, metal and a bit of solvent with a pear and banana fruit flavor. Creamy carbonation and soft body. Very much like a triple, or what I remember of them.
Erzengel (1696) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
75cl. Thanks to thirstybird! Version 2012 with fresh Hallertauer Hops!
Mild-weicher Antrunk, 9% nicht zu spüren. Dabei etwas muffig. Der Nachgeschmack ist etwas metallisch, komisch-chemisch. Lang anhaltend, aber das machts nicht besser...
--> sehr enttäuschend...
Lukaduke (1669) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich golden color with a three finger foam sticky head... Some doughy bread, honey, citrus pith, pepper, floral honey, touch of grassy bitterness. Round nicely carbonated bitter finish.... spicy floral finish. Nice beer.
caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, as Saison d’erpe mere Lentebier at 2 march 2013. Clear yellow color, big frothy white head. Aroma is very spicy, peppery, citrus, tangerine, lots of yeast esters, slight cheesy. Lovely carbonation. Medium bitterness in taste, dry and peppery, some spicy sweetness. There is some spice around which I cannot identify, but is quite present. Bit sharp on the alcohol, but yet again a great beer from this brewery.