floydian1 (729) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml brown bottle. Cloudy amber body beneath a large fluffy white head that shows good retention. Aromas of orange peel, straw, malts and a hints of blue cheese and pepper. Taste is delicious somewhat tart bittersweet malts with a lovely dry spicy hop finish. Refreshing slick mouthfeel with a medium body and spiritely carbonation. A very commendable Antipodean attempt at this style. Would love some more!
pmuzz (286) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was fantastic, in fact this is the best Australasian Saison I have had. Lovely, balanced taste that leaves you regretting your decision to not buy more than one!
LesArgen (135) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the things I love about my relatively new conversion to posh beer is learning about the weird origins of so many styles. They used to brew this beer for the peasants at harvest time and, um, this is quite nice. Iím getting some honey and mandarin on the nose, and then when I drink it thereís citrus peel that bounces tangily across the tongue and right underneath. Thereís quite a lot of hops in the finish too.
Is it finished already? I reckon those Belgian peasants would have had the same response.
Navarre (9) - - DEC 4, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer starts with a good aroma of honey, caramel and malt with a strong flavuor of malt and CO2 it has a like foamy finish with a bitter after taste that leavs u salivating for more
beer4eternity (198) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle delivered from the brewery. Aroma: big estery heavenly Belgium yeast aromas dominate. Blissful spiciness; clove, nutmeg, light cinnamon, and honey, bread dough, just mouldy tangelos, at the end some cheese, and coconut. Taste: is "sweet, kind of tart but we think youíll like it" (though not quite like Ocean spray cranberry juice). Some notable sourness in the long finish. Palate: Lively carbonation which loses it exuberance fairly quickly, lightly syrupy sticky texture, crisp dry, slightly tart finish. Overall: started out ok and just kept on getting better as it went, ended up being delicious.
TheRealMGD (541) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift. Hazy orange-gold pour with a nice white head with small bubbles and leaving heavy lace. Citrus and tropical fruit nose with a hint of funkiness. Medium body, fine and lively carbonation, yielding a creamy mouth feel. Orange, pepper, mango, light bubblegum and oaky funkiness. Finish is long and more umami, but there is an underlying sweetness from start to finish which I wasnít expecting. I prefer drier saisons, but other than the balance, this brew from the bottom of the planet is quite special.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Big deep head of white foam. Solid dark amber colour with summer fruit aromas of passionfruit, peach and apricot. Full flavoured and dances across the tongue. Mango citrus in the mouth with a smooth velvet silky finish. One of the better saisons I have had.
Jimthechap (1205) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I doubt Iíve ever seen a beer as clear as this one. Full orange gold with a white head that is transient, leaving a film across the top of the beer. Aromas of hay and orange sherbert, a touch of citrus grassiness. Similar to authentic Saisons Iíve had. Full, prickly carbonation and an orange juicy quality that spreads across the palate. The finish is medium-short, but leaves you in need of another quenching slurp from the glass, which is about as good a recommendation as you can give for a golden beer. This is a bloody good effort from the brewer.
bluevegie (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangey body with very short head. Nose of very ripe oranges along with bubblegum. Dry taste, light spice, light to medium body, drinkable though doesnít turn me on.
gam (2697) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour strong carbonation good head very fruity aroma tangerine mild passionfruit rich on th nasal passages flavours very good bitter strong peel of citrus taste sharp tangerine a wonderful hop taste spicy touch nutmeg and cinnamon sweet floral taste very bright saison finish bright hoppy flavoured saison rich sweetness spicy overtones lasting bitter classy saison