The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Pale brown, cloudy, big off-white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, sour. Body is medium, low carbonation, pretty foamy in the mouth. Taste is tangy biscuity malt, earthy, soft bitterness.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wines meet. Poured a hazy, cloudy brown body with a weak head. Sour notes from the start , fruity, yeasty and notes of dirty farmyards in both the aroma and taste. Not my sort of thing, but a fine example of a Saison.
EithCubes (5239) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25.4oz bottle, Batch 920 Bottled 10-18-2011, so 3.25+ years ago. Nose is lightly sweet but quite tart with lactic, lots of floral and lightly lavender tones. Pours deep amber-ruby with a large rocky tan head. Taste is sweet and tart but not particularly sour, all kinds of dry Brett scratchiness, some earth and black pepper, old leafy greens that have faded; body thinned out significantly (actually quite dry from the attenuation perspective), need to get some wheat and oats into this jawn. Touch dust, hay, wood but not roast at all at this point,.not getting any "noir" character to distinguish this from a generic, accidentally soured saison. Will happily seek a fresh bottle, but for now this stands as a misstep from JP.
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
big taste, medium head, cold - so nose was subdued. slightly spritzy, longish fhinish, sour--acidic, slightly murky--unfiltered, deep brown colour, excellent
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Wines Convention, supplied by mR_fr0g many thanks. Hazy to cloudy amber with slight head. I had a sour sweetcorn note from this, if that is possible, some sourish fruit. A heavy beer for a saison in my eyes. Not really sure about it.
Garrold (2593) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy brown. Light, sour fruit. Taste is much the same. Too much fizz. Dry finish.
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; cloudy brown pour with a big beige head, caramel, straw and coconut aroma, taste has light funk, brett, some dark malts, and some toast.
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers!
hazy dark amber brown, frothy tan head, earthy dry wheat, lively carbonation, barnyard notes, sweet, carbonic bite.
tommann (3002) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a large head. Aroma is farmhouse vanilla and a little pepper. Taste is peppery with burnt toast.
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a red/chestnut color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa, light wild yeast, and coriander. Taste of light roast, dark fruits, toffee, brett, with some leather, and a lightly sour finish I gotta get more of this