aenima (301) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice reddish colour. Very much spices in the aroma. The taste is also spicy. Dry finish with little bitterness. Missing some complexity in the flavour.
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Tap@ZBF 2014-ZA. Pleasant enough Belgian ale/saison crossover from tweaked saison specialists Jandrain-J. Both style currents seem to contradict each other here, though, with a pleasant fruitiness stopped short by dryness before it develops, adding chalk to pear/apple/tangerine or spiced caramel malts to saison citrus. Still on the fence, will revisit bottled. / Rerate bottled, 75cl bottle, merci! Much more an exotically hopped, luscious Spéciale belge than a "Belgian farmhouse ale", with very organic, richly fragrant amber malts and velvet yeast profile. Peach, caramel, earthy. Pretty straightforward for its 7% but good.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours deep amber to brown with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, cheesy, sharp, spicy. Taste is medium bitter, light to medium sweet, slightly malty, spices, rather dry. Light bodied, medium carbonation, sessionable, bit watery. Good.
Renobob (1141) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur ambrée trouble. Equilibrée et agréable à boire. Assez neutre en général.
DuffMan (7627) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark amber, quite hazy. Caramel apples, dates, light spice. Light effervescent mouthfeel. Cidery qualities, but with obvious malt structure. Quite odd and awkward really.
danielyabu (1354) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
huge frothy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark amber body. aroma: moderate hoppy, apple, smoke. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, light astringent finish. Sabor de maçã com leve amargor defumado, final com taninos, lembra vinho branco, diferenciada do estilo, 120 s
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by scottatron. 2 year old bottle. amber with an off white head. belgian candied sugar, and yeasty esters. more of a BSA then a saison. nice beer, it has aged well.
sdmmb (1185) - USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown cloudy beer. Drunk from 75cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels.
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Minderbinder (2414) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with medium frothy beige head. Aroma is of belgian yeast, citrus, honey. Taste is of belgian yeast, slight bitterness, fruits, malt, honey. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Surprisingly malty. Good.
tom10101 (3704) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy amber with a medium mostly lasting off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, some spicy notes, yeast and light fruity notes. Taste is also of caramel with a light acidic presence, yeast and some spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Average Belgian Ale. Too much caramel. Not as sharp as I was expecting considering other ratings.