Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 year vertical ’9-’12, Pours clear straw golden in color with with an off white head. The aroma brings sweet spring fresh floral notes, but not hops as much as the saison yeast brings a grassy meadow style. The body is quite bubbly like champagne, as described, and not as dry as I expected. The wine comes out stronger with the fresh batches, sweet grapes ending nicely with citrus orange notes as well settling on the tongue. So refreshing and delicious!
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz. (bottled 3/8/12) from Bootleggers) Hazy yellow-gold. One finger of off-white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, yeast. Very light mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet and sour, probably more sour, borderline acidic. Spice, light pepper, yeast and citrus.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden yellowish color with a one inch head that falls apart quickly. Some mild lace sticks to the glass. Barnyard funk with honey and citrus notes. Belgian yeast dominates the nose. Starts off with subdued bitterness and a playful saison yeast and finishes a little tart. Picking up more lemon and straw upfront with a lingering green apple skin sweetness that’s equally tart. Elegant usage of spice notes from coriander to clove to white pepper. Light juicy apricot note. Chalky yeast finish with some caking. Enormous complexity as there are fruit and yeast components I can’t quite pin down. Light and airy in the mouth, smooth and drinkable, mild citrus/floral aftertaste, not drying or overpowering on the palate. A subtle, and yet complex saison, definitely seems to have mellowed out with age, smooth and mild.
madmitch76 (22335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th May 2010
Hazy pale gold beer. Short lived white head. Light palate, crisp and semi dry. Delightfully light malt. Tiny bit of sourness. Shandy like lemonade with elderflower. Finishes soft and semi dry. A lovely light saison.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of lemon, citrus, yeast. Light bodied with a nice taste and a nice crisp palate.
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Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160512
Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright straw with a small head. Aroma of spicy yeast and orange peel and white wine. Taste is quite tart with sour apple and pale grain.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a golden yellow white head. Smells tastes fruity hay yeast citrus. Tastes very same has a small bite. Dry. Sweet. Grapes taste funky smell. Kind of like a pineapple. I like this tastes fresh and refreshing.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. funky aroma from the yeast, bitter orange and some white grape present. some tart notes on the palate, not overbearing and a little sweetness to balance, slightly vinous. Light carbonation with a soft mouth feel. Dry finish, overall a pleasant beer
zvikar (4309) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks DSG, Pours bright with a small head, aroma of honey, spice, some funky tones, leaf and nutmeg, flavor of some brett, lively carbonation, nice acidity, wheat, warmer, milkish tones, medium bodied