czar (6500) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. unclear light yellow with a small creamy white cap, some retention and lacing. bretted apples - some red and green ones, peppery pears and white grapes, sulfuric citrus, citrus and bitter peel, flowers - lilac, white pepper. light carbonation, light body, smooth and drying bretty-peppery-grassy finish. tasty and rustic farmhouse.
MrOrla (1383) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 Bottle shared by Stefan. Pours hazy orange with a lasting white head. Aroma of hops, spice, yeast. Taste is the same, bubblegum, very sweet.
Rerate - Clean - Fresh. No bubblegum. Hops. Citrus. Light yeast, balanced.
Werckmeister (1517) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Couldnt find the BB date. yellow clear color, obvious carbonation. small white head. smells lemongrass, citric notes, herbs, light sweetness, sweet herbs, lightly acidic. quite nice smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, acidic, herbs again, light sweetness, tobacco, bitter herbs, lemongrass. finishes quite dry and with some bitterness from herbs and lemongrass. good stuff, nicely balanced.
Nische (1505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, touch of wood and pepper. Clean and dry mouthfeel. Taste is moderate dry, yellow fruits and apples, with a light peppery, hoppy finish. A nice one!
ClarkVV (4841) - 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 Marty’s 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, I’ve 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 it’s not one to age....
UXO (1121) - 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 (832) - 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 (1557) - 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 (2556) - 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 (2972) - 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 .