Benzai (6240) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Hazy yellow to orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste some malts, a light sourish-bitterness, a touch of pepper. A bit fizzy carbonation, average body.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, oranje kleur, niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt zoet, fruitig, beetje kruidig, smaakt appel, kaneel, manderijn, kruidig
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy orange with a firm and big white head. Smells fresh, slightly fruity, orangepeel, herbs. Tastes fresh, herbs, slightly bitter. Low to medium carbo, medium body.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. This one I picked up in Rome. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a large, frothy white head. Nose holds spices, dough, some marmalade and mandarin orange. Light sweet flavor with bitter citrus rind, dry dough, light dry herbs. Light bodied with high, lively carbonation. Dry finish with floral bitterness, dandelions, dry dough, hay. Alright beer.
Foffern (1041) - BodÝ, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a small off-white and whipped eggwhite-like head. Lots of spices in fruity aroma with cinnamon and some citrus, Very nice. Thereís also a lot of spices and flowers in the flavour as well, but in addition dry grassy hops and has a strange bitter taste in the end. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. The aroma is interesting, but feels weird and unbalanced in the mouth.
Camons (4834) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Salling. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, yeast, spice, light sourness. Flavor is malt, yeast, spice, pepper, cinnamon, little floral hops, light sourness. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry spicy finish. 210313
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
>Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Orange hazy, massive white head. Smells of cinnamon, clove, bakers yeast and malts. Light to moderate sweet, moderate fruity, alot of different spicy aromas and flavors. Medium bitter, quite grassy. Very interesting saison; alot of stuff going on in this one. Iím not a big fan of cinnamon but it works here
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle. Itís alive this! Slightly gushing my kitchen desk, but in the glass it has a cloudy, glowing slightly yellow-golden look with a massive and everlasting fluffy just off-white top. Have to admit that it looks pretty awesome this. The aroma has a nice sweet-fruity yeasty thing. Some sweet grapefruit with dried orange zest and saison yeast. Smells quite alright also. The taste? Hmm.. A soft infection on the verge, no doubt, with loads of bitter citrus peal and grapefruits. Soft traces of honey near the finish. Somewhat dry in the mouth and it has a flowery and soft pepper-burning aftertaste. Not something I would want to drink loads of, but an interesting and quite complex saison undoubledy. 22.12.2012
gnoff (7327) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Doorstep Brew. Looks like they missed typing out the BB date. Sampled on January 14, 2013.
Hazy golden color, huge lasting white to off-white head with plenty of lacing. Spicy, cinnamon, clove, some citrus, fresh scent. Bitter, pith, fruit peel, alcohol, yeast, phenoles taste. Bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Fairly smooth low co2 mouthfeel, though a tad weak. Medium high dry resinous bitterness.
Turns cloudy with yeast streaks all around with the later pours. Bitterness also enhanses with the added yeast and sediment.
mmahut (527) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with mountain heavy head that lasted for ages. Really, ages. I was waiting like 5 minutes until it got itself under control. Longest 5 minutes of my life as I wanted to taste it so bad. One of these waiting like you remember from your childhood when you were all done with your Christmas dinner but had to wait for your parents to finish their meal first before going to the Christmas gifs - that kind of waiting. Hazy amber body color, noticeable carbonation on appearance. Spicy and sour aroma thought the foam. Herbal and earthy, similar to Melissa flower. Less spicy on the taste, but you can still feel the peppercorn, here Iíve got more fruit characters followed by sweetness. Hoppiness appears from the background. After a while the bitterness from the hops overwhelm the fruity sweetness. Interesting how the peppercorns flavour sticks to the foam. Light body with high but pleasant carbonation.
No best before date on the bottle, not sure what to think about that.