fidelis83 (1795) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy chocolate brown pour with an explosive, huge, chunky beige head, even though it was poured fairly gently, that has decent retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is, funky, stone fruit, mineral and cereal. Flavor is somewhat funky, somewhat sour, some tart stone fruit, hints of spice, light woody notes, hints of toast and cereal, floral, sharp spicy, and citrus hops. Light crisp and dry feel with a light, but quite blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation, amazing it had any left after the explosive pour. Really tasty stuff, packs a good amount of intensity and complexity for 4.3%. Without being overpowered by the pleasant funky notes, I might add.
Inbreak (1393) - 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 (250) - 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 (2008) - 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 (672) - 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 (756) - 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 (867) - 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.
Camons (4837) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, slight gusher. Pours hazy brown with a huge light tan head. Aroma of malt, light yeast,bready, little tart fruit, dark fruits, raisins. Flavor is lightly sour, malt, yeasty, light brett, bread, dark fruits, grapes / green apples. Thin to medium body, lively but gentle carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinking. 030114
kerenmk (1881) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks arizvisg. I am rater 666 of this beer! cloudy amber with beige head. Pleasing marmalade on bread aroma, with something sour in the nose as well. Delicately sour taste. Light body, juicy finish. Nice.