TBone (13637) - 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.
olsvammel (3885) - 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 (171) - 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 (4132) - 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 (837) - 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 (2434) - 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.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Cloudy deep blond color with generous compact head. Some aroma of spices and plastic, lightly fruity. Dry mouthfeel, spicy, some fruitiness; correct bitterness; sweet oranges.
Not bad, but not exciting, compared to better products from Jester King.
beerbastard (761) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, that pours a straw color with a fluffy head and moderate lacing. Has a strong grass malty lemon pear nose. Flavors are a bold apple citrus mix with lots of carbonation. Overall it is mostly dry. Nothing makes me think of strong Belgian, at least from the yeast. Spicy finish. Interesting label.
jesperhammer (3319) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25-OCT-2013, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Morten.
Hazy yellow with lasting white head.
Aroma is yeast spice, weat, malty toast, a touch of brett.
Taste the same. Medium body. Creamy. Very fine drink.
superspak (3161) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in March 2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apple, apple skin, pear, lemon zest, hay, grass, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light caramel, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of apple, pear, lemon zest, coriander, clove, pepper, hay, grass, wheat, bread, light caramel, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pear, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, coriander, hay, grass, wheat, bread, light caramel, musty funk, and earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison style. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very crisp and smooth to sip on for 9%. A very enjoyable offering.