hopscotch (8246) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky amber pour with a large, frothy, white head that never fully dissolves. The bouquet is bursting-at-the-seams with fresh, juicy peaches and pears. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is quite tart, but has some spicy farmhouse yeast characteristics that I can’t entirely sink my teeth into. Finishes tart, raspy and bone dry. The firm acidity saves this one for me. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus. Cloudy amber - white head. Peppery, orange, soapy, fruity, toasted, berries, nutty notes, light ryebread notes,light bitterness, knækbrød, sparkling feeling, hay, light straw.
pentaz (589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Farmhouse tasting, Mikkeller&Friends. Pours clear orange/amber with a lasting and good lacing diminishing beige small head. Aroma is spicy, lactic (fruit yogurt), citric, hay, toasted malt, almost wooden, brett. and apple. Taste is light sweet, bitter and light+ sour. Body is light, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and tart.
jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s hazy amber with a big eggy white head. The nose is cinnamon, some orchard fruits. light fart, farmhouse yeast. Orange peel. The taste is quite tart, a bit of brett. Some cinnamon spice, red berry. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, OK.
jcnielsen (967) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a hazy amber orange color with white head. Citrus, caramel, toast aromas. Toast, tangy, peppery, spicy flavors.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in KC @ JetsonFest III. Thanks to a generous trader. Pours a bit hazy dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Orange citrusy, lightly toasted malty, cracker, a bit spicy, lightly peppery aroma. Slightly tart, tangy, tangerine, lemony, slightly acidic, slight nutmeg spicy flavor. Definitely tasty but not my favorite of Shaun’s Saisons.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to Leighton. It pours murky amber with a massive off-white head. The nose is earthy, mouldy wood, wet leaf, tang, touch of sweetness and faint blue cheese. The taste is initially tart, sherbet, lemon, tart green apple, caramel, earth, light acidity, cheap white wine and spice with a dry, somewhat tart finish. Medium body and high, spritzy carbonation. I’m not a huge fan of the aroma, but it is rather tasty.
humlelala (716) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sample @ Nørrebro Bryghus Tasting; Bottle says "August 2013; 1,600 bottles") Pours a cloudy amber with medium, white head. Good lace. Aroma is saison yeast with pepper notes and hints of malt and straw. Slightly watery texture, light-bodied, medium carbonation and a short, slightly tart finish. Flavour is slightly tart with a malty edge.
Bamsen78 (1038) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear tea/amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops with notes of malt and dried fruit. Vinous onset, giving way to pronounced, hoppy notes with sweet touches of malt and fruit. Very interesting.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share courtesy of Adam Jackson. Chalice shows a brown dirty color. Brett and sour cherries on the nose. Funky oak, tart lemons, funky yeast notes. Serious level of lactic acid. Has a level of complexity at this point in its life. Lots of funky sour and tart notes. Palate gives a nice pucker factor in the back of the glands. Dry texture. Nice; damn nice.
adamjackson (1316) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ML purchased at Harvest Fest last year in a big plastic 20 ounce Dodgers cup that glows in the dark
A - Amber, Michelob Ultra appearance, huge soft ice-cream like creamy head that fades to some very gorgeous lacing
S - Huge cherry tartness on the nose, big oak response, sort of a kumquat nose...tart juicy and bright.
T - Wow. Okay, tart, funky, some shoe-string and cherry. Nice peachiness, grape skin, some lactic acid and horsey brett L.
M - big pillow like mouth feel, medium body
O - seriously, great job Shaun...I’m not sure if I feel good about not opening this until June or if I should have opened it sooner.