Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Local Option, Chicago. Clear golden - white head. Peppery. Dryness. Apples. Fruity. Light malty. Citrus. Orange. Grainy. Flowery. Light zesty. Nice.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours brassy gold with a white head. Flavor seems rather white grape with some earth. Cider aspect. A bit of sour. Slightly astringent. Nice saison.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Adam of Somalia and Taylor. Crystal clear. Golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of lightly funky straw. Taste is light straw and lemon, little funk. Fair.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange amber ale with a thin off white head. A pleasant fruity aroma with notes of strawberry, light herbal notes. In mouth, a sweetish candy sugar, light solvent, strawberries. Oily mouthfeel. Festival Bières et Saveurs, August 29 2008.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Saint Bock. Pale golden pour with a thin head. The aroma is soft and spicy. Lightly herbal with a touch of soft berry fruit. Lightly sweet but still a little bit lean on the palate. Fairly spicy aroma with a sort of gruit-like flavour. Soft Belgian malt sweetness. As it warms it integrates quite nicely. Spice and fruit. A nice saison - could be dryer.
Sammy (7707) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First served and enjoyed at Bu au Festival Bière et Saveur 2008. Funky aroma. A great herbal malange of seven herbs that are difficult to tell apart or even guess, though I did get ginger. A lemony sourness mid-sip. Big malt behind the herbs cushioning the mouth. The second batch was also served and was smoother.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a murky dark yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Peppery, green herbal, bready, coriander, grassy, orange citrusy aroma. Fairly refreshing, lightly tart, orange/tangerine citrusy, light mango, bready yeasty flavor. Easy to drink. Probably would be fun to beer bong if given the opportunity.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml. Lightly hazed amber gold body with a short white head. Soggy cardboard honey / amber malt with a lot of goopy, sweet, overripe fruit aromas with a light mineral / phosphorus yeast note. Stewed apple flavor with hints of higher alcohols, a lot of honey melanoidin malt sugars. Acidic and vitamin-like and rough up front with a flabby body late.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Citrusy herbs are ably balanced throughout this spiced-up, lean half-Saison-half-Gruit, offering constant refreshment and intrigue.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-The chewy cereals provide enough sustenance for the thyme-like herbal bitterness.
-The prickly little bubbles uplift the slender mouthfeel and make this very drinkable.
-The spices are very well blended; it is nearly impossible to tell them apart. This sometimes feels and tastes like a Witbier.
Bottle, and from the tap at Festival Bières et Saveurs.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010-12-11. Lightly hazy pastel yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Flavour has a sharp bitterness up front with a sort of dandelion/floral bitterness to it. 7+ Aroma is similar, grassy, notes of dandelion, hints of lemongrass. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate is pleasantly carbonated. 3+ Very enjoyable. Tap at Volo, Toronto