Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just about as good a saison as I have ever tasted. A soft marshmallowy maltiness in the aroma. A thick white head with lots of lacing. A peachy color and a little cloudy. Some nice alcohol warmth if you hold it on your tongue. I am all about balance -- that’s what I look for in a beer and this one has it plenty. Some solid malt character but enough hops to make it a great mix. It whafts to the back of the throat long after the swallow. Some sweet toffee. Absolute brilliant.
RexTalionis (2923) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange in color, off-white head. Funky and fruity notes in aroma, bit of crackers too. After that some sour notes and lemony juicyness appears. Lemon and bready pale malty notes in taste. Bit of funky yeastyness as well. Tart mouthfeel with a dry bitter finish. Lemon and notes of spices in aftertaste.
tmoreau (2764) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a tight layer of white head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was yeasty funk, tartness, spice, citrus, some pit fruit, and a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste added to these notes a dry, citrusy, rind-like, and earthy bitterness that included some lingering, tannic astringency. Finished quite dry, but also quite tasty.
danlo (1475) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle. Hazy amber colour, lively with a frothy white foam head and aroma of lemon peel, fruity, candy, funk. Taste is citrus tangy with barnyard notes, grain, coriander & spice plus some woody bitterness. Light to medium bodied, high carbonation, lingering bitter yeasty finish. Quite drinkable.
Tsekouratos (446) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Beer-Shop.gr, Athens Greece. Orange color, very hazy with a big white head. Aroma of lemon, spices, yeast and some funkiness. taste is great. Sweet, but lemony and funky, with a nice peppery touch, with maybe some oak at the back. Very complex and nice. Medium body with medium to full carbonation.
Kita (1328) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Clear deep golden color with rocky white head, excellent lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of must, wine, sour apples, citrus, yeast and some spices. Tastes refreshing musty with sour notes of ripe fruits, grainy malt and yeast, aftertaste in the back of palate is incredibly pleasant peppery and herbal, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Damn’ good...
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a large frothy white head that mostly diminishes. Body is sparkling hazy yellow orange.
Aroma contains light malts (straw) moderate hops (herbs, citrusfruits), light yeasts (soap) and apple, cherry, cask wood, forest fruits and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light bitter and finishing in light bitter.
Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Not bad, but not as much to my liking as I had hoped. I expected more flavors and aromas.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/31/2015. From bottle. Hazy orange with a huge, fluffy head. Spice and citrus aromas. Orange peel, peppery spices, bitter hops. A bit tart, but very balanced. Awesome!
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 30, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled june 27, 2013.
Light hazy golden amber with a large frothy white head slowly dissipating. Aroma is barnyard, lemon zest, orange notes, oak, coriander and tart apples. Taste is light sweet with tart fruity citrus and dry woody notes, some funky barnyard and leather notes coming through in the end leading to a dry tart spicy finish. Light to medium bodied, quite fizzy carbonation.
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Batch 788/790 Bottled 5-18-2011. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, lots of head. Aroma slightly spicy, some citrus rind and grassy notes. Body lively and dry, with a little hint of juiciness. Finish slightly bitter, with more grassy character. Jolly Pumpkin kill it, as always.
ttoadee (828) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy gold pour. The head is crazy, rocky whiteness trailing lace everywhere, that replenishes itself. Nose is spices and Belgian yeast, little Brett. Bittersweet. Middle is almost like a sour, but there is soft malt with a little more spice. Finish is dry and a shade peppery. Interesting beer.