Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden. The head is thick airy and white. Citrus, yeast, hay and herbs in the aroma. Feels dry light bitter with a vague sour hint. Light body with thin texture and fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish. A refreshing beer and a nice saison feeling to it. Maybe a bit too light tasting.
ClarkVV (5392) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from cogo, drunk 5/26/16.
Perfect appearance, sparkling copper-golden with a big, off-white head atop showing strong retention.
Vanilla, very light caramel, plentiful rustic grains and soft, herbal and peppery hops fill the nose.
Though it’s obviously bigger than a grissette/table beer, it comes off that way to me, with very dainty, clean esters and phenols and a charming malt character filled with baked bread, biscuit and a pinch of caramel. A touch sweeter than a table beer, but again, it helps offset the generally dry nature of all the characteristics here. Tight carbonation and a nearly creamy-like texture. Clean and certainly charming.
Even despite not caring for the Saison Extra (on account of the massive amount of off-putting specialty malt), I was immediatly drawn to the obvious high quality of their brewing. It’s good to see that really shine here. Thanks Christer!
NORSAND (69) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy, medium yellow-orange amber colour with a long lasting off-white head. Nose: Fruity, coriander, lemon, some funky leather, hay and smoked cheese. Quite pleasant. Palate: Arrives with quite rich mousse/carbonation and a medium body. Then builds out with fruitiness in a rounded, soft style. The bitterness is moderate, refreshing and appetising and doesn’t really show until just before the exit. The aftertaste is medium long with a nice balance of freshness (orange acidity), soft bitterness and slight sweet notes. The 7.5% ABV is nowhere to be seen (or felt). Rather well made! All in all a "softly fruity" and appealing beer without any sophistication at this stage. I assume however that this might develop interestingly in bottle over the next 2-3 years.
AnG_BrgNor (410) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Hazy golden with lasting head. Nice apperance. Aroma is citrus, yeast and malt. Taste is citrus, hay and mold.
Justin666 (120) - - MAR 27, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden pour, small head. Aroma of fruits and yeast. Soft carbonated, seems a little flat. Tastes of wheat and yeast, some fruit. Ok, but not as good as other saisons I’ve tried. I hope this was just a bad batch.
mrol (230) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with a small white head . Grain, herb and yeast, with a bit of alcohol. Yeast, malt, fruits and hops.
ston3s42 (168) - - FEB 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown appearance with some head. Tastes of grass, hay, citrus and dough. Medium body, somewhat aggressive carbonation and a finish of caramely hay. Good enough wit, but nothing special
tmrmwel (1669) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BØ 15. Pours hazy golden, with a small head. Aroma is fruity yeast, and roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with cereals, bread and honey, as well as wooden yeast.
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 75 bottle, yellow colored with nice foamy white head! Smell: malty notes, yeasty. Taste, sec... hmmm average. But nice try.
Beerhammaren (1581) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.3l on tap @Harry’s. Pours deep hazy light orange with low head. Aroma is malts, floral, caramel notes, banana, dried fruits, exotic fruits. Flavor is mostly same plus hops in the end. Nice but not saison enough.
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg (William K Kurvi, Helsinki)
Pleasant saison aroma, a little dirty and dusty. Mouldy taste, dirty. Thinnish palate. Nothing to grasp on to after the dirtiness.