hockeybeerguy (578) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark brown body with red tinges at the edges, one finger white foamy head that dies a bit leaving some concave lacing, super foamy all around as I had to hold the bottle over the sink so not to waste any of it as it tried to spill over.
The smell had a tart funkiness up front with an earthy/musty woody yet sour cherry (this is a saison, huh, ok, smells closer to a wild ale), ok, no worries, Ill proceed.
The taste is extremely tart/sour/ and funky with the same earthy/musty/woodiness.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, though a lower ABV-ed beer - not feeling the love of decent drinkability - probably one and done; tart, yet sweet aftertaste, sticky finish.
Overall, I don’t see myself consuming this again.
puboflyons (1835) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 750 ml. bottle. Batch 22, Bottled 04-05-013. The pour is deep amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is very subtle with malts to start but there is a grape-like bitterness going on too. The body is light to medium. There is a decent enough caramel malt note but there is also a wine-like or grape-like thing. A fizzy bite. Not my favorite style but reasonably drinkable.
Inbreak (1395) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
11.03.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Huge creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, hay, oak, roasted coffee, burnt caramel, yeast, weeds, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry and neutral, dark malts, oak, burnt caramel, hay, paper, weeds. Medium bitterness, very high carbonation. Meh!!
RuneStumo (2040) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
23.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. Brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of yeast an dark malts. Sourish notes with barn, hay and lots of yeasty notes. Not as fresh as expected and there is way too much carbonation, almost a gusher. Not good I think.
BEENJAMIN (256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draught - Poured a murky brown with a tan head. Smells of raisons, cherries, chocolate, and funk. Very mineral driven in flavor coupled with a slight acidity. Body was very thin and the finish fell really flat. Not worth the price of admission.
Habanero (2013) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.pours chestnut brown with a small, lacing off-white head. Aroma of brett, vanilla, cherries and chocolate notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery carb. and lively carb. A crisp and a bit weird saison.
Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Nut brown shade with patchy foam. Aroma of vinegar, grape skin, apple and all that darker malt brings. Taste has cherry, malty nuttiness, oak. Slight sourness going on. If I didn’t know better I’d say there was an infection, but I’m new to JP and maybe that’s just the way they do things. Not wholly convinced by it anyway.
kevinator (675) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was just OK. Fruity and some roasted aromas, maybe charred wood . Probably the darkest saison I’ve had as it looked like a dark brown ale. The palate was pretty light and the carbonation relatively low. More of the same with roasted and fruity flavors, slightly tart at the end. Average and not as good as the regular Bam.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun farve med maaassse lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og gjær. Smak av malt, frukt og gjær. Vaaland Ølutsalg.
nilsas (872) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft av frukter. Dyp mørk brun farge, nesten sort. Mye kremet skum. Smak av frukter og gjær.