HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tannic, light and clean, slightly doughy saison. Easy to drink, but a bit one-note in comparison to the really fascinating blend of citrus flavors and light herbal notes in Soigne. Really a very good beer, but no Brother Soigne.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our ever dependable LKS for this one. Hazy pale gold beer, residual white head. Palate is very light and crisp. Light lemony sourness, touch of floralness. Very light mandarin. Light sherbet before the light finish. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, big thanks as always to Leighton, 09/05/14.
Hazed orange with little in the way of a head.
Nose is bitter orange, straw, mandarin, tangerine, light spice.
Taste comprises tarte orange, tangerine, spice, grass, light herbal notes, orange pithdom, light yeast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying grass laced close.
Super solid saison, lots of flavour for 5% ABV, crisp and clean, super drinkable.
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Hazy gold, tight white head. Very musty. Plenty of mandarin orange and lemon peel. Cotton candy. Countryside summery yeast. Woody. Taste is very tart. American saison sourness. Bugs, lactic funk. Citrus, peach skin. Light body, soft carbonation. Yeasty, ok.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours clear, pale yellow with a creamy, white head. Super clean aroma, nice lemony citrus, a bit of hay, light floral notes. Light sweet flavor with lightly juicy lemon, mild acidity, slight bitter hay, a bit of jammy mandarin orange. Light bodied with average carbonation and airy mouthfeel. Nicely drying on the finish, good moderately tart lemons, slight bitter straw. Well balanced, refreshing. Very clean. Delightful beer.
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy pale gold with a tiny white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, orange, sherbet, marmalade, mandarin, and some fruity tang. The taste is crisp, light tartness, sherbet, orange peel, mandarin, floral, some acidity and decent crispness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, dry and quaffable.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle. Hazy gold color with lasting head in a tulip. Aroma is light tangerine, grass, hints of oak, white grapes and lactic acid.
Flavor is spot on the aroma. Very bright with a dry texture. Earthy hints with the oak, over top the tangerine, oranges, white grapes, and light tart funk. Body has a grainy texture and wonderfully tart. Awesome effervescent mouthfeel.
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review is of a fresh bottle, shortly after release with double damon. Thanks Starr! Side by side w b5 Flora.
Pours a lightly hazed straw golden color with a wispy white head. Doughy malt nose and citrus juice; flavor is more acidic than fresh Flora and not as bright. Bottles drink much better with some age, developed a little more tartness and dough flavor has dropped out.
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Pete and Mary Lou- pours hazy pale lemon, bright white brief head. Nose of perfection. Tannic grape mustiness, lemon, saison yeast and some oak. So appetizing. On the palate, light with some tannic acidity, quite drying almost like a good sour. Definite citrus notes along with the traditional oak aged saison hill farmstead is known for. A beer to strive for. At 5%, can I have it all day?
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cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a transparent pale yellow with a thin white head. Nose has a faint farmhouse note to it with a balance of wheat malt. Light oak and some white grape/tannic notes, a bit of lemon, some lacto, and a touch of citric acid. Taste is fairly subtle, nothing overpowering. I thought the citric acid would provide a light burn but it does not. Mostly white grape with hints of tannins. The citrus flavors don’t add much, the farmhouse notes have mostly vanished, the lemon comes out stronger as does the lacto. Palate is quite soft with a nice level of carbonation and a dry and fairly sour finish.