Finn (4161) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Port St Beerhouse, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. Parfymert - litt uvanlig fruktig aroma. Smaken er oppvaskmiddel. Svakt syrlig. Håpløs.
Nische (676) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated from backlog. The pour’s a hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma’s mildly soapy, some saison yeast, dried grass, lemon peel. The taste is full of hops and fruity mango and orange. Medium body.
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Cock Tavern, Hackney E8. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy malty yeasty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty dry spicy bitter yeasty flavor. Has a dry spicy bitter citrus yeasty finish.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Cock Tavern 2013/5/11 Very hazy deep amber. Poor head retention and low carbonation. Very sweet. Quite resinous. Full body. Very complex flavour that doesn’t quite work for me. Lots of banana, orange peel and yeast and hints of vanilla, spices and more I’m sure.
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th February 2013
Craft, Islington. Almost clear amber beer, tiny white head. Palate is minerally crisp and semi dry. Sweet tangerine citrus under pronounced sweet floral flavours that are strongly reminiscent of Parma Violets sweets. Touch of marmalade bitter hop. Minerally finish. Marvellous mad concoction! So Parma Violets!
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Peter. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a fine white head. Quite dark for a saison. Smell is all about perfume. Herbs and some fruits are overtaken by perfume. Taste is slightly crisp, quite dry, but overpoweringly perfumy. What’s going on here? Strange beer for sure. Not sure I’d finish a full pint of this.
Leighton (10847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, creamy white cap. Hugely perfumey and herbal nose. Medium sweet flavor, lots more perfume, some berries, light bready malts, ripe citrus. Mesium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lots of perfume, bitter flowers, herbs. Interesting but I’m not a massive fan. Just too much perfume.
Rune (8000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask, half pint shared with Finn at Port Street Beer House. Patchy surface on top of an unclear, dark orange coloured body. Perfumed malt-fruity aroma. Orange fruity taste added by banana sweetness and some kind of spices, dough-like. Short ending. Medium bodied. Not that great, a bit disjointed, in fact (Manchester, 27.01.2013).
Theydon_Bois (8375) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, 08/03/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber wth a thin off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is sugars, spice, citrus, pear drops, orange, perfume notes, turkish delight.
Tastes of Irn Bru, toffee, cinnamon, orange, perfumed, floral, turkish delight.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation befitting the style, some sour notes in the finish.
Ok - rather a strange one, not particularly saison like, way to sweet and floral.
Wouldn’t bother with it again to be honest unless there wasn’t much else on offer.
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Bodega, Newcastle. The pour’s a hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma’s mildly soapy, some saison yeast, dried grass, lemon peel. Orange, notes of perfume and hops. The taste is full of aromatic, perfumy hops. I get rose petal, jasmine tea, summery herbs. Fruity mango squash, sweet glazed donut. Slightly syrupy and hot. Medium body, a bit flabby. Overall, decent stuff.