cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ...olden amber ... big white head... soft funk y barnyard nose... light yeast... soft zesty orange ... light bitter... again funk... light pepper corn in linger
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle courtesy of Joes. Clear yellow / golden color, average sized white head that leaves a fine lacing. Smell malts, herbs, spices, some sourness. Taste malts, sourness, herbs or spices which I think is rosemary. Average carbo and body.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren.
Libely carbonation, hazy gold, creamy head.
Fruit aroma with some wildness.
Peaches, a hint of yeast.
Some funkiness, but some more brett would not have hurt.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren shared with Daje
Pale hazy, enormeous white head. Smells of wheat, brett, yeast esters. Nice malty flavor, good sweetness, very fruity, some acids too. Nice bitter finish
tderoeck (3566) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/II/2012 33cl bottle from Nel Buco del Mulo (Roma) @ home - BB: 23/VII/12 (2012-111)
Clear orange beer, (bit of a gusher), aery off-white head, adhesive, bit stable. Aroma: bretta nose, smelly even, peppery, urine, rotten fruits. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus at first, then overripe fruits, herbal notes, pretty spicy. Aftertaste: rotten fruits (or is that yuzu? I’ve never eaten yuzu, so I wouldn’t know), citrus, grapefruits, sour bretta touch and a bitter herbal ending.
pushkinwow (1553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
120z bottle from Hill Farmstead. Relatively clear amber with a huge white head that dissipates quickly to a more manageable finger or two - be careful pouring because it was a gusher. Ginger, grass, kiwi, orange, light pepper, lemongrass and a bit of barnyard/funk. Moderate body with above average carbonation that settles down after the first few minutes, slightly dry, creamy, bitterness and barnyard are intertwined quite well, alcohol finally makes an appearance towards the end, very smooth and tasty.
shoulderbroken (1500) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craft. Cloudy pale yellow colour with small thin white head. Looks exactly how you would expect a saison to look. Aroma is slightly herbal, bit spicy, lots of yeast and a bit of funk too. Also peach and mango. Very fruity. Taste adds a touch of bubblegum, bit of citrus. Nice and crisp with a lovely mild hoppy bitterness. Something else in there too, which after reading the description must be the special ingredients. Very nice.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a tulip.
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. The nose has really nice exotic fruit plus some light spice. Stone fruits. Flavor is impressive as well. Similar but not as intense. Good fruits and dry finish. Good carbonation. Really solid. Glad I ordered some of this.
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes très originaux d’agrumes, de poivre et de brettanomyces (bruxelensis ?). Robe blonde pâle et limpide, effervescence moyenne à grosses bulles et délicate dentelle. En bouche, le poivre aromatique et les agrumes sont plutôt présents, mais demeurent bien intégrés au profil de la bière. Les brettanomyces restent en retrait, mais apportent tout de même des notes rustiques et herbacées. Le malt montre un caractère léger et aérien, mais mène tout de même à une finale légèrement sucrée. Amertume moyenne de houblon en finale. Originale et très intéressante.
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 "Purchased this at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in Monteplier Vermont around the 1st of January. Paid about $6 for it.
Served into a Riedel Snifter at 40 Degrees F
A - Poured vigorously and produced a 3 finger creamy colored head. The beer itself is a very light shade of amber..almost looks like a darker lager with lots of bubbles rising to the top. There’s no sediment or debris at all.
S - Oh man. Alright, this is one of the top tempting beers by way of smell. It’s just begging to be consumed. It’s a strawberry or kiwi scent very classic Saison but with a peppery spice that hits the back of my throat via the nostrils. I’m getting a lot of apricot as well. Smells fantastic!
T - Is this a cup of iced Earl grey? That’s what this tastes like. After swallowing the spicy pepper flavor does hit hard like I just cracked open a peppercorn with my teeth but the start is this creamy almost tea like texture with a delicious apricot and mango start. For 7% ABV, I don’t taste any beer or alcohol at all. This is all fruity tea like an unsweetened bottle of Snapple.
M - This is a medium-bodied beer with a nice mouthfeel of carbonation and spice. The flavor isn’t too pronounced though on the finish. It fades pretty quickly.
O - Given the very low amount of reviews for this beer and the limited brewed-once aspect of this, I’m really astonished I found this beer in a grocery store. It’s a great Saison beer and one that I’d love to have again but never will.
If you see this, pick up a bottle."