Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, - APR 2, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Here is the story; I left my house last night, going to the hospital with my wife. 4½ hours later I return with my new born son Melvin, a perfect little boy. Sitting in my couch at 1 am looking at him I need something to celebrate and find my newly arrived EYO from JP in the fridge.
It might be the situation or it might just be the beer, but this is the most perfectly balanced beer I can remember having since.....well since Orval maybe. Fruit, funk, drinkability is just perfect. It makes me think, this is the kind of beer thats the reason I’m in the beer business, the reason I started drinking craft beers to begin with. Thanks a lot JP and cheers to my new son Melvin! I will take you to Dexter when you are old enough so that you can experience maybe the greatest brewery in the world for yourself!
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy deep golden pour with a lively white head. Lovely biscuit malts allow delicate,beautiful floral elements to shine. Some subtle spicy notes, mild bretty character and a tartness that doesn’t quite cross into sour territory. The finish is very dry. Fantastic.
superspak (2122) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/10/2013. Massive gusher upon opening, but no lost beer. Took a while to pour it. Pours very hazy reddish orange color with a fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big green apple, pear, cherry, pineapple, lemon zest, rose petal, herbal, floral, grass, clove, light pepper, light caramel, bread, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, pear, lemon zest, cherry, bread, light caramel, rose petal, herbal, floral, grass, clove, pepper, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, pear, lemon zest, cherry, bread, light caramel, rose petal, herbal, floral, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced saison. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, flower petal spice, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
seth_lfod (316) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Nick! Pinkish amber pour with a massive head that lasts forever. Smell is cedar, must, and hibiscus. Taste is lemon pepper, hibiscus, must, slight funk and tartness. Dry finish, great!
daje (1799) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Øltorget, november 9th 2013. Hazy dark orange body, wildly white head. Fruity aroma with pepper, rosehips, brett, hay. Taste of barnyard, pepper, ripe berries and lactose. Strong fruity finish lovely fruity and zesty aftertaste.
falco242 (207) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Been sitting on the bottle a few months so may be a tad behind freshness but wow this was good. Great fruity tart aroma, almost like a sour tea. The light pink head, and there are lots of it, is great and fluffy. Awesome tart berry and herbal taste and pretty smooth palate. The sour isn’t overly powerful, this beer rocks.
Tobiasoe (51) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige, large, persistent head over orange amber beer. Medium plus aroma intensity, malty and herbaceous with tangerine, spice and honey. Smooth palate, my kind of lively carbonation, barely off-dry and lingering midpalate to a decent finish. Floral, dried fruits and herbs, though with a (for me) intrusive medicinal element. Still, a very good, almost great, beer with my burger.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sour grape and a bit of grass. Cloudy gold with a bubbly white head. Sour grape, flowery, yeast and booze, sweet and fruity. A refreshing saison, but a bit too sweet for me.
kevinator (672) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant and easy to drink. Floral and fruit esters in the aroma. Wine-like. Ruby copper color that didn’t give a hint to its carbonation as it was pretty clear but had a big foamy head that was cream colored. Clean and smooth palate with a somewhat dry finish that left a sourness on the tongue. This was on the sour side of saisons with more wine and fruit flavors with some
traces of oak. Subtle beer that was relatively complex.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a reddish brown-pink, LOTS of off white head. Aroma floral, fluffy and funky, subtle yet complex. Body is lively, fruity with some herbal bitterness. Sublime.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, red-brown, slightly pink-cast head.
Flowery, Hibiscus aroma...
Taste is tart, berries, florals.
Pretty good..after the wait for the tide to recede.