hopscotch (9733) - 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!
Japalo (1294) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Small head and light carbonated. Copper near clear. Flavour unit one; mead wort. Sour citrus dryness. Some stale flavours too. Wooden complex. Top dollar for the Crown ;)
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with weak hints of hops- Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak tart flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak tart finish.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with some head. Funky aroma, light grape, fruit, and spice tones. Flavors follow, full flavored saison, and easy to drink.
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, caramel, fruit and had some notes of spices. Flavor was lightly sweet and acidic with fruit, yeast, earth, funk, citrus, a bit of caramel and some mild spices. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Travlr (13707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of somebody, thanks! Beautiful barnyard aroma complement funky fruit in the taste. I really liked this one.
Huhzubendah (2729) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is hazy and golden with a thick, white head. The aroma offers lemons, farmhouse funk, grape skins. Mild acidity with some citrus notes, floral and herbal notes as well. Light to medium in body. A touch of earth and some lemon rind counter a mild sweetness. Tasty.
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Tuck. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is a earthy malt and toast. Medium mouthfeel with tart citrus, bready malt, light dry finish. Very good.
PotjeBier (1774) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared with JulienHuxley, Borresteijn & caesar @ Julien’s Klein Maar Fijn tasting. Amber color, (very) cloudy, murky. No head. Aroma’s: sour, brett. Flavor: sour, with a light bitterness. Light bodied. Finish is dry, light bitter. No idea why this is called saison. Not so pleasant, alas.
caesar (5403) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled thx to Julien @ Julien’s neighbour is a metalhead according to Rob-tasting, small sample. Hazy amber color, medium off-white head. Aroma of peppery yeast, citrus, caramel, cookie. Slight sweet, bit dry, soft bitterness. Bit strange combination of flavors, not perfectly balanced. Ok stuff.
Borresteijn (5003) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl Bottle, tfs JulienHuxley! Hazy light-amber colour, white head. Aroma is light sour, Brettanomyces, funk, apples, yeast, some caramel, reminded me of a really good Orval. Flavour is a lot more sour, lemons, funk, hay, yeast, hint of toast and caramel, tart lemony finish. Light-bodied, firm carbonation. Nice. Wouldn’t call this a saison though.