Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A low abv and well hopped Belgian blonde ale that is not watery. Interesting alternative thirst quencher.
How: Bottle 750ml, a few times, always fresh.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: This is a beer I’ve had a few times, never thought it was much of a Saison even if ratebeer says it is a Saison. Of course the beer is dry (d’oh, 2.9%) but I never thought it had that Saison character. What it had was extremely high drinkability, as easy to drink as a 2.9% beer should be without sacrificing the taste. You’ve got the typical Belgian blonde ale fruity esters and flavors (bananas and others) and a generous grassy hoppiness. Doughy round chewy cereals. Never watery despite its size. Quite an aromatic little beer. I wish someone would make beers like that in cheap 6-pack, but in semi-pricey 750ml I’ll go back to cheaper low abv pale ales to quench my thirst. Named after a famous book, that thing that is like a very long rating that doesn’t talk about beer.
Hermod (5147) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, Gråsälstasting #4. Thx Jookos! Pours hazy golden, frothy white head. Nice citrusy, fruity, sour notes, apricots in aroma. Flavor has apricots, wheat, citrus and kiwi. Nice fruity finish. Awesome. And only 2,9.
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SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 75 CL. Ty to Jookos. Hazy yellow color with frothy lacing head. Nice fruity hops, apricot, citrus. Great taste for such a low alcohol level.
jookos (4219) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (pre batch 11, I guess). Pale yellow, hazy. Dry stone fruity, some hay wheat. Some ginger. Light body. Wheaty malts, soft fruityness. Dry, citrus. Fruitier than the princess, softer too. Bit more flavour. Excellent low abv. Refreshing, nice.
Steve_0 (3652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from some shithole liquor store. Hazy lemon pour with a big white head and sticky lacing. Citrusy, straw, biscuit, lactic, light vanilla, light herbs, and basil in the aroma. Taste is biscuit, crackery malt, grassy, somewhat earthy, and lactic with some sour lemon notes on the backend. Light body with high carbonation. Really nice quaffer and perfect for what it’s designed to accomplish.
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Nice white pepper saison nose, light lemon sourness. Taste has more sour and yeast notes. Refreshing and good for the strength.
McNeillR (2023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale, watery golden with floss thin ringed head. Neat dusty light sherbert. Steely bitter, gritty enough hop. Terse dryness towards the finish, soft enough carbonation bolsters the lack of ABV more than I though.
Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting, Cheers All My Vinyl
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden yellow, yeasty, light spice nose, taste is dry toffee, yeasty, refreshing.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Euston Tap, London. Poured a cloudy ochre colour, with no head. Aroma was funky, with notes of wet dog, yeast esters and unripe fruit. Flavours were more appealing; some dry hops, straw and earth. Finish was light, crisp hops, grain and some dried fruit. Different.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a light dirt yellow color ale with a super huge slightly off-white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of funky yeast notes with light rustic notes and light peppery notes. Taste is a refreshing mix of rustic malt with a pinch of lemon and some light peppery yeast with a light dry funky finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. This is exactly like the farmhouse ale must have tasted like in my imagination.