Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Effervescent light brownish-amber. Aroma is heavily yeasty, and this is before pouring the sediment. On the palate it is still yeasty though less so, with some herbal hop and a touch of buggy complexity coming through.
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange/gold, billowing white head. Massive aroma which can be enjoyed from 1/2 metre away - pineapple, melon, lemon, orange and lime juice, barnyard funk and some cereal malt. Flavours of lemon and lime juice, white wine vinegar, alcohol which mellows as it warms, Brett notes and a strong peppery finish.
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willisread (2272) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle discounted at Tanakaya. Cherry wood brown with a finger of beige foam. Aromas of oak, light horse blanket, earth and caramel. A brown saison with brett I am assuming. Soft carbonation (probably due to being an older bottle, although the bottle says good until November 2016). As it warms more funk comes out, cobwebs and wet hay. Not bad, but more of a wild ale rather than a saison in my opinion. Not bad, but not up to par with their other releases.
Soupoftoday (54) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to properly enjoy, and pour, due to over-carbonation. Prickly and overly gassy mouthfeel overpowers the the apparent ’elegant’ and ’delicate’ flavours others are talking about. Although there is a nice, citrusy, slightly funky saison lying somewhere beneath the bubbles, this is a very hard to ignore flaw. I think the marketing of La Sirene as different to typical breweries, with their backgrounds in winemaking and ’science’, and their ’classy’ bottles and labels cloud peoples judgment and leads them to be more generous in their reviews of the beers. They make reasonably good saisons but are overrated and not as accomplished as they are often presented. 10 out of 10 for marketing though.
trith1 (53) - - APR 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely not my favourite Saison, I would go back for a second round that's for sure. It was sour, but with a lesser sense of... Quality, I'm sure for some this is a real hit, but for me... No, sorry.
Supertrev (102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours well. Tight white head, golden, well carbonated. Smells clean. Tastes of horse blanket. Dry mouthfeel with some residual funk.
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Muggus69 (2035) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle from Slowbeer. Enjoy before Nov 2016
Odd noise on opening - like the releasing of demons or something. Anyhow, she’s a lively one - pours out a big billowy white foam atop a bright hazy orange-straw body - much the same as their regular Saison.
The two beers take different roots once you get a whiff - funky fruit aroma, those tropical notes you often get with certain strains of Brett - pineapple, papaya & paw paw with grapefruit rind, an underlying hay-like cereal maltiness in there too.
Dry and well attentuated without being chalky or abrasive, or watery. Moderate carbonation, quite fine.
There’s something really elegant about the body of this one - whilst their regular Saison is quite in your face (as much as a Saison can be, and in a good way), this is restrained, somewhat delicate yet no loss complex or delicious - citrus rind (almost kaffir lime-like), subtle paw paw & guava notes, faintly leafy, touch of old cheese, nice lightly toasted cereal malt note, hay, bitterness with an earthy note lingering, a bit of citric acid there too.
Intriguing, funky yet restrained, highly enjoyable overall.
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge off-white head. The aroma has citrus and stonefruit (apricot) with yeast. The palate is light and lively with strong lemon and yeast upfront, and mild pepper and earthiness. Very nice.
mkel07 (5087) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 290115. Super big head of thick foam that looks like some one dumped a scoop of ice cream in the beer. Golden in colour with a big whiff of sweet fruit in the nose. Thick and creamy in the mouth.
Shark_Pants (596) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold colour with loys of sediment and a big aerated but persistent white head. Can definitely smell the wild yeast in the aroma - expected funk, apple cider vinegar astringency, light lemon and toast. As others have said, a very delicate taste with all of the above aromas also present in the taste. The light astringency actually complements the dry finish nicely and makes this a very refreshing drop.