Nephilium (1348) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly fruity aroma, with a hint of the hops right at the beginning. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a full white head. I’m not quite sure what to think of this, it has the mouthfeel of an IPA, with caramel malts sweetening it. The Saison side just seems to exist with some spice notes at the very beginning. There is a touch of alcohol heat in the finish as well. This is a confusing beer, that doesn’t really match well to the Saison side of the equation.
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Raisin, pineapple and grassy hops in the aroma. Malty sweet, grassy raisinny citric hopbitter flavor. Warming alcohol. Red berries. Full bodied. Very aromatic and tasty. Super charged indeed.
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65l bottle brought home from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Well it looks really nice in the glass with a light cloudy almost glowing deep golden body. It also has a small to medium sized off-white head with good retention and some nice lacing capabilities. Really enjoy the first inhale on the nose. Reminds me of fruity soap. A ton of lovely hops just rushes in the nose. Lots of piney tones, a strong sticky malt sweetness with old grapefruit, citrus, defrosting strawberries and yeast. Damn, strange thing, the aroma develops for each sniff. Oh my this is sweet! Super almost cloying and sticky as hell. Soft to near flat on the carbonation and it’s just like drinking fruity sugar water almost in the mouth. A ton of defrosted fruity strawberries in the taste also. It’s bitter in a old hoppy way. Yeast, melon and honey syrup finishes it off. Could easily have been a nutty American barley wine this. This is way over the top most likely, and since it’s evolving both in the aroma and in the taste, I’m quite glad I got a chance to try this creation. 18.11.2013
cernjoh (117) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pulled this out of my beer cellar, 19 months old. First I was overwhelmed with the aroma. It was fantastic with a slight hop and strong honey scent. Appearance is a clear golden red amber with a 1 finger light tan head. Taste is sweet honey and orange with a slight remnant of the saison it once was. Palate is smooth and slightly syrup like with just the right amount of carbonation. If you have one of these you are aging give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
fitwitchik (294) - USA - APR 12, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged 19 months from a bomber into a Hoppin Frog snifter an amber orange with a thin beige head that left soon...
Aroma is sweet orange. Floral. Slight funk.
Flavor is off the map incredible. Tangy sweet citrus. Fruity. Touch of spice. The sweetness is so fine. An all star event here. The funk of a saison is there but the balance of the sweetness with some light bitter hops keeps this brew an IPA like none other. Blessed to have one bottle left laying down.
Philym (984) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with no head.
Aroma: Apricot, pine, resinous, syrup, citrus, hint of Brett, hint of citrus, raisin, dried fig and spice.
Taste: High sweetness, low bitterness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, no/low carbonation, lingering sweet liquorice, dried fruit, spicy, fruity finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: Tasty reminds me more of a liqueur than a saison or an IPA due to the syrupy sweetness.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Cloudy, dark orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is of caramel, biscuit and spicy baked pear. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity, spice-rack flavor and finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkles Bernstein mit feiner Crema und reichlich Hefebrocken. Süßmalzig-fruchtiges Aroma nach Mandarine, Citrusfrüchten und etwas Tanne. Vollmundiger Antrunk. Der Orangen-Mandarinengeschmack startet sehr, sehr süß. Der aromatische Hopfen greift zum Glück ein und verhindert, dass das ganze IPA klebrig wird. ABER der Hopfen spielt hier -leider- klar die 2. Geige. Die Süße drückt mit Wucht auf die Süffigkeit und erdrückt fast Fruchtigkeit und Hopfen. Insgesamt gut, aber da hatte ich mir klar mehr von versprochen!
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by Cuso, many many thanks! Amber color. Aroma of berries, honey grapefruit, tangerines. Taste is spice-sweet, with light hope finish. Very tasty beautiful beer. I love it. Beer for relax.
Dohny (214) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy copper color with medium frothy head. In aroma dominate citrusy and spicy hop tones. Fruity and malty sweetnes in beginning followed by pleasant bitterness. Some leather tones. Full bodied medium carbonation.
Nice cross style experiment.
Cuso (4429) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de.Amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of malt, honey, red berries, tangerines, grapefruit. Taste, is initially quite sweet with sweet malt and honey together with spices, towards the end, aromatic hops arrives in light not disturbing version. Light hoppy finish. Delight. I am courious how De Molen version tastes.