ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Undated bottle, purchased from Martyís Newton, drunk 8/16/15.
Clear, dark golden body is topped by a very large white head showing good retention.
Well, guess this one sat on the shelf too long....Incredibly oxidized. The flavor is sweet, too much so, seemingly, with massive esters, phenols and dominating oxidation. Again, had the brewery bothered to put any sort of date on the bottle, this may have been prevented. That being said, Iíve had very old bottles of Saison Dupont that have sat on the shelves for a long time and were still wonderful. Dunno. Heard a lot of good things about this one, so will certainly try again. Guess itís not one to age....
UXO (918) - CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: clear to hazy pale gold with one finger of pillowy white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: earthy, citrus, Brett funk, some stone fruit. (8/10) Taste: very mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart and funk. (9/10) Palate: light body, moderate to lively carbonation, bone dry crisp finish. (5/5)
Very nicely done Saison - not sweet at all, but pleasantly fruity, with a crisp dry finish. Very much to style, and a pleasant thirst quencher while working in the yard. I like this a whole bunch. (18/20)
SuperTiti33 (787) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde. Voilé. Forte effervescence. Légèrement sucré. Épicé. Très minérale. Citronné. Florale. Rafraichissante. Finale sèche et astringente. Très bien.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a small white head. Light grain aromas with some white pepper, lemon and grassy hops. Taste is more of the same. Quite bitter on the palate for a saison. Nice lemon zest and white grapefruit pith in there as well. Almost has a pilsner like Saaz hoppiness on the finish.
Tide (2360) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cerveteca Lisboa. Hazy yellow color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, grass, spices, earthy notes and yeast. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, spices and grass. Very nice saison.
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at MoederLambic brussels. Kind of funky urine aroma. Very sweet peaches almost and a bit of grain .
SirOlf (2) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Certainly the best beer I ever had!
It has a fragile taste and my first time it was served in a champagne-glass. Marvelous. The second time it was served in an ordinary glass and the flavour was gone! So be aware, use your wives champagne-glass and donít let her see it, she will finish your bottle ;-)
Garrold (2865) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Curious Hop, Otley. Cap came off in silence. Clear, green tinged, gold. No head. Lemon. Bread. A bit pissy. Missus gets plastic milk. Which isnít a sentence Iíve used before, Iíd wager. Taste is fusty lemon sweet. Some privet bitterness. Low carbonation. Feels a bit oily. Not as itís intended, probably. One Iíd try again, though. Just to check.
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 311214. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, orange, fruit. Flavour is dry, yeast, orange, malt, fruit, grass, citrus. Nice beer.
Akiro (26) - ITALY - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Degustata in bottiglia da 75 centilitri non so se scaduta... Impeccabile al bicchiere giallo paglierino oro leggermente torbido schiuma persistente bolle grosse. Al palato líunica nota positiva che ho riscontrato odore erbaceo gusto amarognolo. Sentori dolci. Finale con il lievito dal color latte e albicocca :)