zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexey and Refaela’s place. Thanks Mom and Dad. Pours yellow hazy with a huge head, aroma of brett, yogurt, french cheese, flavor of yogurt, brett, hay, herbs, wood, cheese, wine, floral tones, medium to full bodied. Different
KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Salmon pink color, cloudy, lace. Nose of grape, yogurt, canilla, grapefruit. Creamy, wine-like flavor, wood, grapes, lovely smooth body. Wonderful.
TimE (4695) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Amber color. Big oaky nose with modest sourness a DJ dried apricots. Medium body. Medium heavy mouth, with lots of oak. Slight sour, peppery with some fried fruits. The oak lingers, slightly sour. Very nice, but barrel aged saisons aren’t my favorite.
gyllenbock (6897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Hazy golden with a white head. Nice sour and vinous aroma of fruit, oak, some light berries, funk and wine. Similar taste. The finish was long and nicely sour. An interesting and nicely drinkable beer. Could I have a bottle please?
Bule (1648) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy yellow Amber color. Great blend of mild sour, wild yeast and mild hops. The sourness mellows after some breathing time. Superb!
TBone (15505) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. Hazy orange color, small white head. Lightly tart aroma, a bit fruity. Light-bodied. Grapefruity, light fruityness. Refreshing.
rlgk (16536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Sourish vinous aroma, grassy, oak, perfume notes, grapefruit, citrus, banana notes, pine, woody, raisins, spicy notes. Perfume flavor, vinous, spicy, grass, hay, raisins, hoppy, warming alcohol, raisins, oak notes. Crazy and totally wonderful!
omhper (22603) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, coarse head. Oaky, fruity nose with vanilla and cobwebs. Mid dry with medium body and dense, well rounded mouthfeel. Oaky white wine, funk and hay. Mid bitter finish. Conentrated, complex and unusual flavours, great balance.
JorisPPattyn (9048) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge, dense, slowly collapsing yellow head over finely carbonated orange beer, cloudy. Lactic, sourish, Brett-like, citrus in the nose, further aromas of (wild) mushrooms, barnyard, old wine. Deep, complex and tantalizing. Bread - and Brett... Lactic acid, fruitacids and.... malonic, maybe? Fresh double cream, red fruit; alcohol and fusels in the finish. Again a ’wild’ streak - mushrooms, and, indeed, noble rot. Warming up, strawberry liqueur. Very spritzy, acidity making it very lively, refreshing. Long lasting acidity in feel and aftertaste. Only medium bodied. Superb realisation. It’s a true sipping beer - which means it is ANYTHING BUT a Saison. Imagine drinking this whilst mowing a field... OK, that doesn’t diminish any of its qualities. Grand merci à Jean H!
Swaroga (1949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
60cl. Bottle at Moeder Lambic.
Greatly balanced and easy to drink yet rich palate. One of the most agreable sours I’ve tried so far.