jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from gnosis.. thanks.. Bottle back to back with Arthur.. Pour is paler yellow with same 3 finger head. A bit clearer than the Arthur. Lemon, pepper, cloves, sage on the nose..a bit more herbal and lighter smelling. Wow.. buckwheat, honey, citrus, mint. More carbonated and less tart than the Arthur. Same creamy feel but slightly crisper. Prefer the Arthurís tartness but the Florence nose.
nickd717 (3558) - 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 (4404) - 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 (1166) - 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 BBFí14. 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 (2531) - 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 (1302) - 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 (1429) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 thatís just my personal taste, and thereís nothing I can find thatís wrong with this. Crisp and super clean brew. Nicely done.
kraddel (3454) - 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 (1365) - 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 (3321) - 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. Itís 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. ITís 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 Iím a sucker for these beers? I donít know, seems like this is pretty great though.
suprchunk (2263) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw colored pour. Bright. White head, little lacing. Fruity, citrusy aroma. A slight funk to it. Earthy. Refreshing.