ThirstyBird (1956) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale wheat color with a big white head. The smell is wheat, yeast, spice, orange zest. The taste is spice, yeast, citrus ending dry and crisp. The body is medium with average carbonation with some zip. A nice full flavored saison.
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange yellow pour. Frothy head. Aroma grapes, slight funk, wood, under ripe peaches. Tastes very sweet that comes and goes. Slight ammonia, slight sulfur, horse blanket, grassy hops, light spritz. Very slight dry finish. excellent.
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Well well well. A pleasant (because it was an unknown) surprise at a local taphouse. Fruity, hoppy, and spicy all rolled into one tasty package. Tropical fruit, melons, banana, a good dose of hops, and light spice (more in the aftertaste) in the nose and flavor. This will be revisited over the summer."
fishonmyplane (497) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An unusual saison with a lot of tripel character. Very light in color, with more fruit and less spice than a typical saison. Pretty dry, a little sour, with hints of orange, sugar, lemon, and yeast. A unique beer that doesn’t really fit into any one style. I taste some Orval in here as well. Really impressive - I wish this were more widely available.
ninecats (245) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Pours dark hazy yellow with a huge head, dissipating slowly leaving lots of lacing. Freashly sour aroma with citrus, lemon soapy phenolic nuance, freshly cut grass, hay, wheat, some malt. Just lovely. Taste is also on the fresh side, with a nice balance of citrus, zest, herbs, fruit esters, yeast, resting on a just enough malty ground to carry it up, finishes quite dry and sour. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbo, dry texture. A lovely saison with great character and, beyond everything, high drinkability.
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unclear yellow color with white head. Spicy andyeasty aroma witrh some acetic. Dry with some spicy flavour.
Ragnampiza (596) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark canary yellow, pretty hazy, with a big, fluffy and persistent bright white head. Glorious aroma, pretty hoppy and zesty, lots of freshly cut grass, bread crust, fruit esters, light citrus notes. Moderately high bitterness, again quite lemony and zesty, a hint of spiciness/peppery presence, very delicate but at the same time full of flavour. Not the dryest saison ever, but pretty close. Slightly warming, but the alchool is overall well hidden. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, slightly creamy texture. Excellent.
wvhoran (390) - Tasmania, - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice hazy golden colour with a large, lasting, foamy white head. The aroma is rather spicy, pepper, clove, freshly cut grass, some citrus, some yeast. The flavour is more malt-driven, but with spice, a sour note. The mouthfeel is dry and there is a bitterness. Very refreshing. Not quite the best saison I have had, it’s unchallenging, but I will definitely drink this again as it is well balanced and has a classic feel about it.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Belgiuminabox
hazy pale amber with lolloping white head eventually collapsing. Sweet banana yeast esters, touch of higher alcohol and wheat spices. Full bodied, fruity, almost tripel like with a long fruity wheat finish.
Garrold (2213) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, dark straw colour. Thick, dense, lasting, white head. Sweet grain. Lemon. Feta cheese. Taste is light sweet. Dry, and light tart, too. Creamy palate. Finish is dry, with some bitterness at the end. Decent, funky saison.