tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Cloudy, vivid-yellow body with a chunky & foamy white head that puffs up & retains itself nicely. Lovely aroma; classic saison musty funk, mild damp cheesecloth & dusty cobweb notes with a whole different tartness angle in the form of mild lemon zest, stone fruit, & sweet honey. Smells sharp, crisp, lightly tart, & full of funk. Taste has lots of lemon flesh & lemon rind up front, hitting with ample candy-like tartness followed by a yeasty & musty funk that comes into play; reminders of a damp cellar floor & funky cotton blanket. Notes of hay, straw, & lovely stone fruit flavors collide in the back-end, finishing with a hint of tartness... Very dry, funky, & super-light on the palate. Effervescent. I was really blown away by this, drinkability is off the charts. So nice & refreshing. This rivals (the best bottles of) Fantome Saison as one of the best saisons I’ve had.
SpongeRuiner (568) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to tectactoe again. Easily one of the best saisons I’ve ever had. Big grassy smell. Big lemon citrus. VERY refreshing.
umich03jm (1576) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to 46er3498. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours a hazy yellow with bubbly, foamy head that lingers a while. Leaves some soapy lacing. Aromas are black pepper, musty yeast, lemons, and sweet candy. Tastes like sweet tart candy mixed with honey, black pepper, flowers, and yeast. Light tartness in the finish. Possibly my favorite Saison I’ve had.
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazed golden color with a tight white head. Nose has a strong floral note, faint honey, juicy notes and light sweetness. Taste is very nice, floral up front like Clara, juicy bright fruits as the well carbonated finish brings in the sweet honey balance. Very tight and balanced, nice dusty quality mid palate from the Saison yeast with an interesting sweetness of honey in the finish.
TheJvd (681) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing JulienHuxley! Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has sweet citrus, fruitiness, peach, spices and some malts. Taste has peach, apricot, quite fruity, some spices, a soft sourness, soft bitterness and a little bit of funk. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle @nieuwjaarsborrel.
Thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. A nice sason.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of JulienHuxley at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium to light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big yeast zesty citrus light acid. The flavour is medium sour with a lovely smooth slightly dry acid palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Full of zesty fruit flavours!
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of JulienHuxley. Slight gusher. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is slightly sour, slight peppery saison notes. Flavor is light sour, typical saison with a bit mellowed pepper in the background. Short, slight watery finish. Decent saison, not overly impressive.
dEnk (3481) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ nieuwjaarstasting. Aroma is tangerine, orange, manderine, lemon, some peppery and yeasty notes. Touch of flowers. Very nice. Flavour is dry and fruity, light citric touch, some pepper. Great! Long lasting tangerine lemon finish with some pepper.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours cloudy golden with a big white head. Aroma of light funk, citrus, peppery saison yeast, citrus and a little grass. Flavor is light sweet, light moderate bitter and acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.