Travlr (9954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the release, shared the next evening with Chris, Greg & Niel at Ebenezer Kezarís. Bright hazy golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of meadows, flowers, citrus. Taste has light spice, straw, pineapple. Nice.
chrisv10 (9454) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow with big white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit, brett and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, brett, fruit, spices, fruit, hops, little citrus, little orange peel and a little bitter.
gunnfryd (9388) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, brett, citrus, malt, spices. Flavour is fruit, brett, citrus, dust, spices, malt, hop. Nice beer.
brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a tall white head.
S: Very complex aromas here. Lots of floral hops with tons of citrus notes to it as well. Grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest are all there, as is a bit of pepper and some sweet fruits. Light bready malt and yeast in the background.
T: There is a bit more fruity sweetness to the flavor. Lots of pear and sweet apple to go with the lemon and orange zest. White pepper notes along with some yeast and grass with just a hint of bready malt sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: A very solid saison. Great flavors and a pleasure to drink.
Rasmus40 (8926) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark yellow with a big an d lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, citrus and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180212
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Another contribution from LKS. Pours hazy, shiney gold, effervescent, with a lively, white foam head. Great funk in the nose with suggestions of fruits (citrus, lime) and socks. Light to medium sweet flavor with some dough, bread, big brett funk, mellow bitter grass, wet blanket. Light to medium bodied with high, lively carbonation. Bit more sweetness to finish, with rich white bread, cleansing dryness, socks, dough, very modest grass. Quite wonderfully balanced and delicious.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium yellow with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, ígreení peppery, some funk, and fruits. Tastes follow.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lightly cloudy yellowish pour with a light head. Nice yeast and tropical fruit aromas. I get some fruit coctail, fragrant hops and a light dusting of a pepper note. Flavor is tropical, soft on the tongue, yeasty, a bit of wheat, dry and juicy at the same time. How do they do it!?
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 6. Pours with a very hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aromas of light funk, grassy, grainy, estery. Quite floral and estery with some fruit notes that I canít exactly tell if they are hop based or yeast based. A hint of cheerio/cereal flavor. Flavors are estery, grassy, floral, grainy and hoppy. Some pineapple notes. Light bubbles, dry. A bit minerally.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
This gorgeous Saisonís prolific hop and yeast union delivers oranges, herbs, pepper and pine needles, all in a dry and fluffy mouthfeel enlightened by tartness.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-Light banana esters are a perfect match for the citrusy hops, orange zest, and brett clausenii.
-This is very drinkable.
-The hop bitterness is mostly herbal and a bit spicy.
-How could this be less than excellent? Itís Arthur!.