jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Leighton via Josh. The pour’s gold with a small head. The aroma’s of tropical fruits - mango, pineapple. A bit of earthy yeast. Rotting peaches. Similar flavors. More peach, sweet yeastiness. Caramelized pineapple. Light body, soft carbonation. Actually pretty good stuff. A good offering from OZ.
floydian1 (800) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375ml). A decent Aussie approximation of a Saison DuPont with yeasty cheesy straw aromas and a fine bittersweet palate with lively mouthfeel. Pours pale golden-yellow with large loose white head.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton and Josh. Hazy gold beer, good white head. Softish palate with good fine carbonation. Slightly bitter floral note. Whisper of citrus. Softish dry finish with a floral bitter linger.
Theydon_Bois (5487) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jack’s Farwell Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 06/08/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is tarte fruit, apricots, farmy, grass, lemon rind.
Taste comprises tarte apricot, light tropical notes, soured peach, light funk.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and refreshing in the finish.
Very good saison.
Scopey (4728) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton at Jack’s farewell tasting. It pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. The nose is earthy, peach, apricot, yoghurt, light sourness and some sherbet. The taste is sherbet, earth, hay, orange, peach, apricot, straw and sweet dough. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth, well balanced and rather drinkable stuff.
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Josh for trading this one to me. A slow gusher! Pours mostly clear, pale yellow with a fine, foamy white head. Some dry and yeasty dough in the nose, a bit of lemon. Light to medium sweet sweet flavor, a bit of funk, some lemon merengue, hay. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Light sweet finish, fairly sweet white bread, subtle horse blanket, wet hay, light funk. Very drinkable and refreshing.
HopRedHead (294) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours an attractive cloudy golden straw colour with a quick bubbly head and lingering lacing. Very acidic lemon and sour hay notes dominant, you can almost smell the lively carbonation. Yeasty barnyard haze with vinous aromas also coming through. Taste is very spritzy, champagne-esque carbonation with earthy flavours and spices. Like a blend between a geuze and a saison. Carbonation is so big I can actually hear it in my mouth. Lingering dryness in the aftertaste makes it so refreshing, I can’t put my glass down.
Rangi (500) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome sour beer bloody nice just what I was after the old night shift. Will have to remember to stock up on some sour beers. So good with the hot weather as well. Sour zingy. Enough said.
maneliquor (2297) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours straw yellow with a big, fluffy white head. A little over carbonated by the looks of it. Nose is in between a saison and wheat. Lots of hay, banana, shortbread and lemon. Taste is very lemon forward with a touch of wheat, spice and a strong banana finish. Nice stuff. Super, super sessionable and clean
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark straw colour with huge dense rocky white head. Great aromas. Lemony acidity, plenty of spice and the funky barnyard aromas thanks to the yeast. Flavours are a little more saison like. Plenty of earthy spice offsets the sweetness from the malt. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Really good attempt