orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Hunger N Thirst.
A - Pours slightly murky orange with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin sheets of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of bready yeast, black pepper, banana, dash of fruit and some earthy hops. A traditional Belgian saison for sure.
T - Starts off with some mild black pepper spice quickly being joined by the bready malt and fruity yeast and finally the banana and light earthy hop bitterness. Finish is a little sweet with plenty of chewiness, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, effervescent feel with only a faint hint of booze as it warms up.
O - A nice example of a traditional Belgian saison. It has just enough to keep me coming back for more.
Nische (985) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is quite yeasty and has a little lemon. The taste is dry lemon.
Dervock (523) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours hazy gold with a nice big white head. citrus, pineapple and spice with a hint of something soapy. Slightly sweet up front before a dry fruity finish. carbonation is lively with a nice smooth mouthfeel.
murran (285) - - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden body with a thick head. Perfectly funky aroma and a very nice and balanced taste.
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Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear, deep golden with a large, lacing, white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus and bread. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, acidic and bitter. Medium bodied, watery texture and soft carb. A very nice Saison.
biirusaikou (900) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow quite an impressive saison, silky texture and lovely balance of biscuit malt and apricot fruitiness with a clean finish and dangerously high drinkability :)
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a large creamy white head that moatly diminishes. Body is hazy light yellow, sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, hay), light hops (spruce, orange, lemon), lightnyeast (dough, leather) and banana, bubble gum, ineapple, cherry and other aour fruits and slight alcohol.
Flavor starts off light acidic, then light sweet is added, then it's light acidic and light bitter and finally it finishes in bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Refreshing, quite balanced, dry finish. Good.
rdb84 (198) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Bottle. Pours a pear juice color, very hazy, large sediments. Aromas of white wine grapes, Emerthaler cheese, Rochefort cheese. Real nice. Taste is mellow and very well balanced, sightly citric but mostly creamy. Dried citrus fruits, hint of Rochefort again. Mellow and agreeing aftertaste. Not bad, would definitely recommend this as appetizer to a nice summer meal.
keanex (1575) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy golden body, almost milky, with a towering fluffy white head.
Aroma: Slightly yeasty with some phenols, a tad peppery, with prominent lemon aromas, though not out of balance. The aroma is a bit mellow, but it’s enjoyable and nice for the style.
Taste: Very nicely balanced. Hints of malt with balanced lemon and peppery phenols. The spice, malts and citrus are nicely balanced.
Palate: Creamy body, but definitely lacking in bubbles on the tongue.
Overall: I feel that I would like this much better if the carbonation were there. It’s odd though, it has a huge head but the body is just lacking because of the lack of carbonation. Really nicely balanced though, if this were available in cans I’d pick this up through the Summer.
DuffMan (7338) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at the lake. Hazy medium gold colour with an enormous and messy white head. Aroma is yeasty, hay, with a touch of dried apricot. Fairly malt heavy, pale and biscuity, but lacking brightness. Again the dominant fruit ester for me here is dried apricot, and there is very little in the way of spiciness or hops. Disappointing overall, given the hype.