ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has savoury, meaty smoke notes set against a funky sour background, with some leathery notes coming through, as well as a touch of bittersweet apple. Peppery hops up front lead into a touch of oak and some savoury, meaty notes. The sourness shows in the mid-palate, bringing lemon and tart apple skin notes into play, creating an unusual but very pleasant blend with a drying smoky flavour. This blend continues through into the finish, with smoky Scotch whisky becoming more prominent. A lingering whisky sour aftertaste is left behind. This is an incredibly good beer. The blend between smoke, oak and sourness is done with a deft hand, creating a delicious and pretty unique ale.
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a pretty solid smoky beer, albeit it wasnt too much. a decent representation of the style.
Beerconnaiseur (68) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale pour with aromatic hints of wood, banana, candy, hard to decipher. A mish mash. Tasting this saison, the taste shows the aroma is over light and under bodied. Feels like a basic beer without vision and added on the pecan wood to give it character. My philosophy is to produce a strong basis to believe in... and then supplement.
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a monster jester king box a while back. Definite smoke action and it is a smoke I’m not particularly find of. It is over an otherwise light and delicate beer which kind of just tastes like smoke to me. There is am underlying salty sourness working but that gets overpowered prett quickly. Ok just not my personal fave.
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @joes. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells smoked, leather, sweet. Tastes the same, smoked, leather, some fruit, sweet and sour.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ joes. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells leather, smokey, salty. Tastes sourish, leather, smokey, slightly salty. Bit freaky. Medium body, medium carbo.
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 30 2014; eye: gusher, straw, slightly hazy, average effervescence, light lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, musk, wild yeasts, smoke, citrus; mouth: sourness, acidity, smoke, musk, light wild yeasts, citrus, lightly salty, smoke finale with light presence of musk, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 30 juillet 2014; œil : geyser, paille, très légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, musc, levures sauvages, fumé, citron; bouche : aigreur, acidité, fumé, musc, léger levures sauvages, citron, légèrement salée, finale en fumé avec légère présence de musc, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : correct
ej (695) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slow gusher, pours a very cloudy pale orange with a fluffy head. Funky saison aroma with notes of tar, smoke, hay and gras. Taste is refreshingly tart with hints of smoke and wood. Fairly dry but also a slight alcoholic burn. Body is medium with fairly high levels of co2.
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-JUL-2014, bottle @Kregme. Present from Topdanmark for hosting a tasting earlier this year.
Hazy, milky yellow with low yellow head. Aroma is huge smoke. After some time I get some fruit, citrus, orange. But mostly smoke.
Taste is Smoke, wheat, Wood, funk, lemon, orange, yeast.
Tart with a touch of salt. Creamy, medium carbonation and body. A strange beast. Works better than feared, though.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got round to drinking this! Bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours cloudy golden with a decent white head. The nose is earthy, wood, smoke, barnyard, lemon peel and some sherbet. The taste is crisp, smooth sourness, smoke, farmyard, mild acidity, salted lemon, grapefruit, toasted nut, straw and dough with a dry, smoked finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting combination of flavours all meld together well. Very nice indeed.
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, sweet and tart up front, light, salty, smoky bacon finish.