smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasting at WWT lll. Nice beer in its style! Light smell. Very interesting but lacking taste.
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ WWT3. Hazy yellow pour, thin white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, some fruits. Flavor is bitter, spicy and a hint of funk. Well balanced and decent body. Nice brew.
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ WWT III, courtesy of Vaiz. Pours a slightly hazy blonde beer with a big white head. Aroma is funky, slightly sour smell. Flavour is medium sour with some sweetness in there. Quite refreshing to drink and great sessionable. Nice.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 75cl at wwt3.
Thin white head. Clear golden blond pour. Nice and refreshing.
poech73 (116) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 75 cl dégustée à la maison à température ambiante.
ROBE: jaune-orangée avec un col mince
NEZ: piquant. Forte senteur d’agrume et de citra fleurie
ATTAQUE: palais sec, douceur de céréale caramélisée
BOUCHE: moelleux due au céréales caramélisées. On sent l’apport d’un autre houblon aromatique et d’épices
FINALE: légers arômes de caramel salé, amertume presque inexistante finale surette
En résumée : bonne bière douce à la saveur aigrelette d’agrumes et de houblons aromatiques
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle (at the bargain price of £7) at the Sportsman, Hudds. It pours golden yellow with a bubbly white head. The nose is straw, hay, dough, spice, green apple, white grape and apricot. The taste is straw, earth, spice, moderate bitterness, dough, citrus fruits, apple, pear and vinous apect with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Elegent, well rounded and readily consumable.
bartlebier (1161) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 75cl bottle - Spectacularly balanced fresh saison that pretty much comes close to my ideal beer for the spring, summer and warm and thirsty days in between. Almost a perfect blend of a saison (dry, subtle, simple), wit (cloudy, coriander) and I/PA (I kid you not, is that Citra and/or Amarillo in the aroma or just added zest?).
Ideal smooth mouthfeel, citrus and spicy yeast, taste develops considerably with temperature, increasing bitterness and decreasing fruitness on pouring the yeast remnant towards the end of the bottle. Leaves behind Dupont as austere and metallic compared to this liquid citrus flower of a beer. Not a bad introduction for this microbrewery previously unknown to me: looking forward to I-III and V. - Rerate X/2013. BB?, new batch bought VIII/2013. Far grassier, drier, less floral than the1st bottle. Still a terrific saison, but not an impressive crossover feat anymore. Run out of C-hops? 4.4-> 4.0
Arctium_lappa (1) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer came across so well and strongly in a sampling of mixed styles - nicely floral aroma and deeper bittersweet taste afterwards. Darker golden ale with a good full body that repays savouring. In this session we sipped beers from 4 countries and over a wide range of styles - this was THE outstanding beer.
lachrymalisis (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
grass, barnyard, basement aromas, earthy, herbal, floral, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, lively carbonation.
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from (I think) Hop City in Atlanta, Stored for a year or so. Honey, yeast, sugar, and light pear and peach aroma, with a very little bit of funk. Hazy honey color, with a solid rocky wghite head and lots of lively carb rising. Getnle fruity initial: some lemon and grass / honey settles in mid palate / very refreshing finish that has small trails of bitterness. Thin-medium body. Very tasty, thirst-quenching stuff. Good farmhousey character. Unfortunately, there was some rust on the edges of the bottle cap and the lip of the bottle, and there was a little note of oxidation.