77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Obtained in a trade. Thx! 750 ml. bottle split by 4 @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Bottled on 07/2014. Hazy citrus with no head. Nose is citrus, lightly tart, brett, sour bacteria, very HF, unique mix. but not best possible one. Taste is straightforward, lightly sour, tart citrus, tad lactic sorbet, wheat, lemon drops, brett, strong wheat presence,… Low carbonation & very easy to drink. Quite lovely but overrated all the same as usual.
nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Hazy golden with a one-finger white head. Funky Belgian wheat aroma, slight citrus. The flavor is nice and wheaty with lemon and funk. Mildly tart. Fairly full carbonation with medium body. Good beer, as expected!
Beerman6686 (5333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of light lemon acid, wheat, earth, and sand. Flavor was lightly spicy, Belgian whit character, some wet rocks and light ability. Pretty solid.
gEUS (1472) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Side by side tasting of bottled Anna, Florence & Arthur at BBF’14. Props to Mike Morse. Thank you!
ANNA: plays on the light floral notes, but especially on the spicy and yeast compared to the other two. 4.1/5
FLORENCE: more zesty lemon with a drier body and a great dry finish, a real thirst quencher. 3.8/5
ARTHUR: fruitiest of the 3, with nice balanced pineapple notes and a tad of the yeasty saison chareter. 4.1/5
Quevillon (2663) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchase at the brewery on August 21, 2014. Hazy yellow, small head. Sour wheat aroma, with notes of lemon and light herbs. Sour lemon and herb taste, notes of apple juice, sour dryness. It taste like summer in Vermont!
GothGargoyle (1690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Mike for sharing @ Borefts. Hazy pale yellow with a good pale head. Aroma is funk, lemon zest, stone fruits, citrus. Light bodied. Tart on the palate, well balanced with a lightly citric finish. Taste is lemon zest, lime zest, wheat, funk.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 750 ml bottle received as an extra from a killer trader. Thanks buddy! Pours very light yellow, almost perfectly clear, with a huge fluffy white head on top. Aroma of lemons, grass, barnyard funk, yeast esters, strong hop presence, spice, some definite tartness. Flavor is tart fruits, lemons, grapefruit, grass, some hop bitterness, somewhat acidic, major funk, dry, with a crisp finish. Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and tart dry finish. Interesting brew--only my 2nd from HF--and not what I expected. The tartness note here is pretty unique and very nice. Worth a try, though I was hoping for a little more sweetness and spice from this one. But that’s just my personal taste, and there’s nothing I can find that’s wrong with this. Crisp and super clean brew. Nicely done.
Trying for the second time now, and really digging this one. Like it better than any of the other HF saisons I have had. Good stuff with a bit more sweetness than the likes of Anna/Arthur/Dorothy.
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At BBF14 .
Pours unclear yellow , no real head . smell is bit butter-funk , bitterness. Taste is bit bitter, some herbal aspects . Natural, bit grainy . Rather common taste
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, 2011 bottle. Thanks Jeremy. Saisonnny, tart. Lemon pepper, touch of funk. Similar to Anna, Arthur etc.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a sunny yellow with a medium sized head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is floral and lemony. It’s got what I would best describe as a rich, or multi layered funk with some hay & some general farm animal character.
The flavor is dry but nicely bright with a decent fruitiness throughout. IT’s earthy and tart with some lemon and some great light peppery and floral notes. The bitterness is fairly low but well employed. This is about as balanced as funky saison gets.
Maybe I’m a sucker for these beers? I don’t know, seems like this is pretty great though.