joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, apricots, hops and pien needles.
Fruity flavour of caramel, apricots, hops and pine needles.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a medium beige head . Sweet malty aroma with caramel, hops and piney notes. Sweet flavovour with loads of hops, lemons, pine and hints of malt. Finished bitter.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head. Tart, citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit, yeast and afgain loads of dry citrus without being overly hoppy. Deliciously fresh. 030110
garthicus (2685) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry for sharing. Appearance: Murky brown, small but lasting white head. Aroma: Sweet hops, banana, cream with some vanilla and lemon too, very nice. Flavour: Slight mango, hops, sweet up front but with a nice long dry malt finish.. nice hops mixed in the finish too. Good indeed.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: An crisp and sharp flowery and fruity Saison with a truly original character. Wow!
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when 6 to 12 months of age.
The look: Cloudy dark golden body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose of bubble gum, garden flowers and wild berries and wild yeast. Taste of unsweetened red liquorice hard-candies, grapefruits, red grapes, tangerines, toasted biscuits, herbal spices. A lot of flowery hops. Finish is a little dry, some flower juice, a light red grapes tartness/sourness, medium astringency and with only a mild bitterness. Overall very sharp. Not very wild or barnyard but still manages to have a Saison character. Lively carbonation and mouthfeel. There is something different about this beer that I cannot put into word other than to say that it is really original. Quality-wise this is almost to the level of their fantastic Saison IV, but this one is a lot less “standard”. This new brewery is simply amazing. And I have more of it, incredible, me, yes me, I have some good cense.
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brown color. Plums and licorice in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Toffee, milk chocolate and licorice in the malty flavor. Plums. Fairly long finish. Not bad.
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009-11-27. Hazy amber body with modest white head and lace. 3+ Lovely aroma! Citrus melange (clementines, grapefruit, other) and light malts. Flavour is a lightly muted version of the aroma. Bitter citrus hops up front is briefly astringent, moderate bitterness throughout, mild malt. 7+ Average palate is just a touch lighter than my preference. Very nice. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 [2607-20091127] 750mL bottle. Lovely rough citrus aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Rich rough citrus flavour, bold. Medium-full body. Simple, strong, and tasty. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)
[3329B-20100810] Tap. Sweet maple barrel malt aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy cookie dough flavour has a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Tasty cookies, quite good. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Le Poechenellekelder, Brussels, Belgium)
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at pre-Zythos bash, Alvinne, March 2009 (thanks due to JoeinUccle I think for sharing). Cloudy amber colour. Nice tart citrus bite. Some distinct aromatic, floral US hop character. I was looking forward to trying a new beer from this quite young but very accomplished brewery and I was not disappointed. Really tasty if hardly a traditional saison.
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 3rd Brugs BF. Hazy dark amber colour, dense yellow/orange head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, light laurel, blood oranges. Flavour is very fruity, as above, some laurel, caramel, grapefruit bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.