UXO (1257) - CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: hazy straw with one finger of loose white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: brett funk, lemon zest, stone fruit, oak, leather, tobacco, wet straw and bruised apples. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild funky tart. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate-high carbonation, crisp slightly spicy and funky finish. (4/5)
Enjoyable farmhouse style saison, tartly flavoured with a definite but not overwhelming brett funk and a complex suite of organics. Really good, but probably not really worth the slightly eye-watering price. (17/20)
Stuu666 (9279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the cottage. Pours pale golden, nose is funky, lime, Brett, toffee, taste is similar, chewy, dry.
The_Osprey (5323) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s 15K extravaganza, thanks to Fergus. Hazy orange / dark yellow, opaque, small foamy white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is dirty, pissy, lemon and lime. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is straw, dried apricot, lime, vanilla, smooth rounded buttery oak vibes, soft finish. Pretty nice stuff.
Theydon_Bois (15635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at LKS 15K Tasting, big thanks to Fergus, 02/11/15.
Hazed orange with a big ole off White covering.
Nose is funk, orange, pissy tunes, citric doused straw, wood must.
Taste comprises tangerine, tarte citric rinds, straw, farmyard, light spice, yeast esters, apricot jam.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough well rounded xaison.
Nocturne (1598) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #2 bottle. Hazy golden pour. Lasting white head. Aroma is bretty, oaky, lemon zest, banana. Taste is lighter and nimbler than expected with slight tartness, more lemon and orchard fruit notes. Overall a very drinkable and refreshing saison.
mR_fr0g (7847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the 10k 15k tasting at craft beer co. From Brewdog online. Aroma is light saison funk, show leather, faint citrus. Translucent yellow golden coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Flavour is composed of light tangy, funk, farmyard, straw, grainy, little yogurt. Palate is fresh, grainy, highish carbonation with a semi drying finish. Firm bitterness.
Scopey (11395) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Leighton’s 15K. Big thanks to Fergus. The nose is pretty dirty, farmyard, brett, manure, over-ripe orange, mouldy peach and light caramel bubble gum. The taste is crisp, tart, grape skin, redcurrant, hibiscus, minerals, sherbet, wood, funky brett, some mouth-pucker and apple with a dry, funky finish. Medium body and sort of high, foamy carbonation. Perhaps too dirty even, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Nevalainen (454) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale color with white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry. Taste is sourish with notes of citrus. Dry finish. Enjoyable.
martin00sr (2136) - Haderslev, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, light golden. small white head. Malty, funky, bretty aroma. Sourish and fruity funky flavour, sour grapes. Citric and acetic. Creamy, fluffy mouthfeel with good, acetic bite. Everything goes together very well. Complex and well balanced. Very good.
Bamsen78 (4787) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Rowdy Rebel Revel, Sønderborg. Pours hazy straw with rocky white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with malty and estery notes and salty touches. Vinous and hoppy flavour with malty and estery notes and funky touches. Citric and salty aftertaste. Decent. Very decent.