Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, consumed on the same day as Anna. The pour yields a lightly hazy, beautiful golden body that shines brightly in the light and shows consistently streaming micro-bubbles. A short but steadfast blanket of creamy, snow-white foam sits at the head, giving tissue-thin, tattered sheets of lace to the glass. The nose is masterfully simple, based in über-fresh malted grain with dry, peppery, floral yeast and crisp notes of grassy hops. Like in Anna, there is a suggestion of wet hay or straw that lends a bit of farmhouse character, but missing is her subtle honey kiss and wildflower complexity. This one is more classic saison. Flavors follow the nose, crisp and snappy, biting grass bitterness showing atop a base of fresh cereal, hay, and dried bread. White pepper and other dry spice show in the yeast profile. The palate is dry as a bone, laced with lively carbonation that quickly clears away what little residuals the fully-attenuated, moderate body leaves behind. Damn fine beer. Not quite the showstopper that Anna is, but an excellent example of a straight-up, classic saison. Close your eyes and you’re instantly transported back in time to the fields of Wallonia.
sjogro (2496) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Murky golden, thin white head. Sweet malts, grassy, elderflower, floweriness, grapefruit, milky. Light sweet, mild sour and mild salty minerallikeness. Medium body, soft carbonation, milky and minerallike texture.
Maakun (3618) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at THT. Bit hazy bright golden with white head. Lemon, quite some spicy yeast, some flowers, lime, light fresh baked bread, soft sour berries. Under medium sweet sour and bitter. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice!
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at anchorage brewing, hazy yellow beer, nice white head. Aroma is faint kombucha and lemon. Taste is light lemon, slightly pale malty, black pepper. Very light and clean, carbonation subdued in spite of active head.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Hill Farmstead Arthur) Bottle 750ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 6%
Bright sunny yellow colour on the body, clear, with almost two fingers of thick, snow white head on top, with average retention.
Aroma has citrus, fresh grass, light peppery notes,
Taste is mildly sour, with light floral notes, citrus, grass, some funky character, lemon zest.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, tangy on the palate.
Very nice saison.
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THX to Yngwie 250316. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus, yeast, floral. flavour is sourness, brett, citrus, lemon, citrus, yeast, floral, orange. Very nice beer.
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2016. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, light sourness, yeast, brett, wood, hay, citrus. Flavor is light sour, malt, bretty, wood, hay, citrus. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, light acidic finish. 130516
oh6gdx (25187) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CBC2016 (Yellow session). Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, wood, some lactic notes as well as mild funk. Flavour is fruity, floral, toffeeish, some fresh citrus and mild earth. Nicely tart and dry finish.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is floral and some citrus. Taste is sweet and funky. Great saison!
Malin_aiisa (793) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Yellow session
pale weak aroma
luttonm (4524) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at King Arthur, Rome. Hazy white yellow, ok creamy foam. Lovely bright brett aroma. Very well balanced and clean, explosive brett fruit. Lovely, tart brett, a little stone fruit. Clean funk. Delicious.