beer4eternity (217) - Tauranga, - 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 you’ll 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.
jmgreenuk (7690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a slightly hazy orange amber with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is orange citrus, light mineral, light hop. The flavour is light acid citrus sour with a crisp big citrus fruit, grainy mineral, light acidic palate with some grassy hop notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A superb and very nicely balanced saison. Pretty awesome!
TimE (5049) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy. Big big frothy white head the head just kept coming and coming. Big hoppy nose with oak, though it doesn’t seem oak barreled, tons of hops. Lots of funkiness with juniper berries and caramel. Light hoppy mouth with tons of citrus jumping through. Dry and hoppy. Big bitter hoppy finish.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fork&Bottle, Zurich. Hazy golden, nice head. Intensely bitter, orange zest aroma. No compromise hoppiness, hints of fruit. Nice.
Bule (1836) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a very hazy orange color with a lot of frothy head. Nice wild yeast flavor, a little citrusy. A lot of flavor for a saison. High sweetness. There is an oakiness, but I don't think it's been in a barrel.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is good, the body blond and cloudy. It smells yeasty, malt-aromatic, bit hoppy, aromatic. The taste is alcoholic, fruity, bit spicy, yeasty, a bit dry, aromatic, nice! 3.8
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a medium sized white head, aroma is orange, taste is bitter with fruit with a short bitter finish.
Jado (773) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a rocky white head. Aromas of orange juice, orange zest, hay, lemon, banana and spice. Taste is a little funky at the front, but fresh fruit - notably apple, orange and banana - come through. Touch of cloves. Lemon zest bitterness at the end. Peppery citrus aftertaste. Very good.
floydian1 (1355) - FNQ, 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 (400) - 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 (313) - 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. I’m getting some honey and mandarin on the nose, and then when I drink it there’s citrus peel that bounces tangily across the tongue and right underneath. There’s quite a lot of hops in the finish too.
Is it finished already? I reckon those Belgian peasants would have had the same response.