hirigalzkar (1846) - Stockholm, - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. True to style. Sour, yeasty, white pepper. Semi-dry finish.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Deep Ellum, Allston, MA. Served in a dimpled High & Mighty mug. Pours hazy yellow with a big soapy, white head. Aroma is mildly fruity, toasted malty and vague esters of funk. The body has a light to medium body with a creamy texture from moderate carbonation. Flavors of grass, fruity yeast, light touches of barnyard. A little bit of bread malts. Overall it’s ok and worth a try if you want a more mainstream "saison"
GuillaumeCL (319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with tons of foamy white head and some visible carbonation. Smell is spices, cloves, coriander, grassy hops, and a slight fruity sweetness. Palate is light bodied with aggressive carbonation. Taste is sour and sweet at first, then gets bitter, then gets even more bitter with some sweet and sour undertones. Finish is quite dry. Interesting, though not really my style for saisons.
Tonkun (344) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Pine, biscuit, floral, sweet spice, citrus, apple, orange zest, dried flowers. Light sourness, nori sea weed, orange zest. Good carbonation with light waterly and slightly bitter finish. Very good.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th April 2012
Very hazy gold beer with a good white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Sharp carbonation. Light pale malt with light seltzer minerals. Mild citrus and a trace of spice. Semi dry finish. Light and refreshing.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Enormous off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, dusky, white pepper, some straw, light apple. Taste is medium sweet, white pepper, dusky, some straw, apple, light lemon. Light-medium body, some effervescence.
_angst_ (1796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of rlgk. Pours tiny hazy golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is dry, slightly perfume-like and slightly spicy with crackers, lemon zest, dried apricot, lemon grass, cloves, apples, cloves, white pepper, dry wood, bay, dried flowers and hints of white bread. Taste is tiny tart, dry and spicy with crackers, green apples, cloves, dry soil, dry wood, cloves, apricots, cloves, allspice, grape zest, clovers, green grapes, lemon zest and hints of hints of dandelions. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter, dry and spicy with crackers, dry soil, black pepper, dry wood, cloves, lemon peal, grape zest, dandelions and white pepper. Very nice and refreshing. Great stuff!
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at pretasting to USA comes to Skövde. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy perfume aroma, citrus, lemongrass, dry, spicy, biscuits, grapefruit. Floral hop flavor, perfume, grass, citrus, some lemongrass.
Dazz3 (1266) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Smells woody, sour, dry citrus. Tastes creamy sour, abit lemon. Good balance
thebeertourist (4311) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cask, Pimlico. Hazy pale golden, small head. Fruity, slightly sour nose. Definitely a good blend of sourness and bitterness. Very refreshing and complex for its weight.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Keg Liquors in New Albany, IN. Pours a hazed, golden colored body with an inch thick, dense and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has a light pils malt sweetness and graininess with a light yeasty spicing, some fruity esters, a touch of coriander, and a light herbal dryness. Flavor is similar. Light yeast spice and pepper up front with some citrus notes before a grainy, lightly sweetened pils malt comes in. Touches of coriander, dry herbal hops, and a few floral notes before this finishes dry, crisp, and refreshing with a light bitterness and a touch of sweetness from the malts. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid saison at a lower ABV% (listed as 4.5% on the bottle). Dry, somewhat grainy, lightly spiced, and balanced with a light pils malt sweetness. Very enjoyable beer.