Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours a hazy orange with fine white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is strong floral, fruity, mild alcohol and slightly musty. Mildly herbal. Flavor is sweet, grain/wheat, fruity yeast, citrus, with a mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly dry texture.
notalush (4574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a turbid gold with a fluffy, lasting head - nicely rustic nose of hay, wildflowers, honey, lightly musky brett, bright acids - very soft and creamy carbonation in the mouth - medium body, fairly light, hiding the alcohol very well until the finish, why a moderate warmth arrives - sadly, the flavor has a lot of dull, neutral yeastiness to it that covers up a lot of the complexities of the beer - fairly dry for the abv - flavors of straw, wheat - spicy, peppery phenols, some rustic basement notes - somewhat unrefined brett funkiness brings a mixed bag of pleasant and off notes (a little bit of sulpher and egg shell in the mix of otherwise pleasant and subdued wildness) - warming finish starts to get stronger as the beer warms - a lot of potential, but a bit muddled and doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be when it grows up.
LomYst (369) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rough looking murky liquid, earthy hops indeed, citrus.. sweet/sour subtle balance... long warming finish
drjay44 (2439) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick , well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is light fruits with peach, hints of apricot, floral honey tones, light hop spice......taste is lightly sweet to start, with floral, light fruit tones including hints of peach and other stone fruits, slight citrus, allspice notes, finishing with a light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation makes a pleasant tingle, with light acid. This is a bit of a twixed and between beer. It is at the intersection of Triple, Golden Strong, Dark Strong. It is technically well done, tastes good, but it is a melange of aromas and flavors that do not mesh into any particular style. BJCP 7/3/13/5/6
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Hazy golden color, small white head. A bit grainy, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, sweet mango fruity, some alcohol, light vinegar. Balanced.
Frovigalning (2660) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2013. Fruity and earthy smell and an aged aroma that reminded me of an old attic. Similar fruity taste with some apple peels. A bit harsh and hard to drink.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours as hazy yellow with a thick foamy white head. The aroma is a citrus yeast. The taste is hoppy and wheaty, overall pretty good. Smooth with a medium body.
jkwalking05 (3366) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy light amber appearance with a large off-white head. Aroma is tart with note of bread dough, citrus and yeast. Taste is of citrus, light funk, bread and spicy hops.
gowdy (675) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. Quite cloudy. A darker golden colour. Not quite as thin as expected.
merc7186 (1642) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Apples, Grassy, Pears, Mild Black Pepper
T: Apples, Black Pepper, Pears
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Drying
Overall, a pretty nice ’sessionable’ saison, nice spicy, fruit profile.