GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at ZBF 2010. Pours a deep hazy orange with good lace and retention. Nose is very nice with cinegar, spices, pine needles, forest floor. Taste is light spices, pepper. Light bodied. Not bad.
Travlr (15078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Zythos Beer Festival 2010. Light brown color, massive lacing. Aroma of grass and herbs. Taste has medium spice, pepper, and nice balance. Very drinkable.
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at ZBF 2010. Cloudy copper, medium off-white head. Hoppy and spicy aroma, with some nutty and caramelly notes, and some funkiness. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draught) pours a hazy dark amber colour with a creamy off-white head. wonderful aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel and dry spices. flavour is citric hop spices over a mellow caramelly grainy base. medium body, a little watery, with lively carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.
yespr (34338) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours cloudy dark orange with a huge white head. Aroma is vitamin c, citrusy and slight yeasty. Smooth malty flavoured. Mild spiced and roasted malt flavoured. Dry malty finish.
omhper (20678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Cloudy copper colour, small head. Slight fruity lemony nose. Medium bodied, mid-dry with clean mouthfeel, Fruity and spritzy with some caramel, notes of almind and citrus as well as menthol. Interesting flavour composition, but it feels a bit too clean.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Belgobaren, Stockholm. Deep brownish amber colour with mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is spices, caramel, alcohol, fruits and yeast with dark fruity hints. Flavour is much the same in a complex way. Also has some rather earthy notes as it’s been around in the glass for a while.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size fizzy white head. Aroma: yes, this smells great! Flowery hops, citrus fruit, yeast, light spices and light malt backing it up -- lots of hops even! Flavour’s also nice, it’s hoppy and fruity along with yeast and spices and again, well backed by malt -- tasty and refreshing! Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Wow, what a nice surprise this was -- I loved it!
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Bierkonig-amsterdam. Pour is hazy brown with a tallish white head. What is it with brown saisons these days - two in a row here in Holland. Not ugly, just unexpected. Nose is first some erathy, muddy yeast, then bubble gum, fresh flowers and a little hint of spices. Flavor is first slightly fruity/malty - tangerines, biscuit, with the slight pine and peppery basil hops showing lightly. Then, an interesting dose of herbs and spices - certainly the basil from the nose, but also a very ’chai tea’ thing going on (cardamom, cinnamon, anise, clove) - really interesting . Finish is quite dry with some bitterness and a slight earthy tartness. Never shows the ’classic’ saison funkiness, but has that ’certain something; that most well-crafted saisons share. High carbonation and a prickly mouthfeel. All in all, this reminded me of a Fantome-esque beer . Weird but good with some really unique stuff that seemed out of place at first but ended up working pretty well.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Toffee and spices aroma. Brown colour, off-white head, fair lace. Light sweet, bitter, laurel, toffee, mint, basil. Dry mouth feel. Interesting, well brewed, but not my cup of tea with all those spices.