Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A semi-rustic blond Saison with tropical fruits, flowers and honey.
How: Tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal.
The look: Cloudy blonde topped by a large white head with good retention leaving a lot of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is bright and vibrant with tropical fruits, rustic countryside character, honey flowers. Taste has honeyed cereals, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, freshly cut wheat and hay, flower petals. Low sweetness sensation despite the honey flavor. Lots of tickling hard bubbles. Refreshing beer. Very good beer even if I prefer their dryer more rustic Saison Du Tracteur, actually I thought Mellifera tasted a bit like a honeyed version of Saison Du Tracteur. A nice honey Saison named after a species of honey bee, and I think my father must have messed up our "bees deposit pollen in flowers" sex talk when I was a kid because I can’t drink a honey beer without getting horny.
dfearnley (1613) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour apricot with a smattering of yeast.
Adjunct: Bread, wheat, and hint of skunk rounds out the taste; light sweet and funky aroma; hazy light amber with no head, but decent effervescence.
DeanF (2234) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So John Wayne’s sendin’ his boyz to battle on the ol’ movie monitor and herez I gots me a honey biere from Montreal - nice, eh? Like, I wonder if this movie was subtittled with Francais and Deutsche back in the day too, gotta be’s trilingual to really appreciate it? Time for some language classes, let me repeat, one click is responded by two clicks, let me repeat, send the enemy to Hell. Now you gotta say this beer rating in a John Wayne Voice ta really appreciate it - its gotta decent golden body with carbonay-shun and some foamy stuff on top. You gotta smell it, getchyer nose really in thar, and ya smell some fancy Belgian yeast and a littal hint a honney. Tha flavar is a nice mix a honney and sam a that yeast flavar like ya get fram a Belgian Lyambic beer. Lemme repeat - one click is responded with two clicks. If not, send ’em ta hell. This is a good beer Igottasay, next stahp Normandy. Far more beer.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy golden pour. Thin frothy head. Sour aroma, quite salty. Honey flavour with a nice bitterness.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste.
Tranquillity (1743) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at bar hop. Yellow orange body, small white head. The aroma is yoghurt and yeast. The taste is tart, citrusy, and you might get used to the bitter taste. I didn’t.
robinvboyer (4000) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour, with a medium off white head. Sweet, and tart aroma. Some floral honey, peaches, lemon zest, and some apricots. Not sure id categorize this as a saison, i find its lacking some crisp body, and effervescence. The mouth feel feels heavy, and muddled with a soft carb. The finish is tart in a lactic kind of way, more fruit, wet hay, and some low bitterness. Interesting beer, not at all what i was expecting.
UXO (1353) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: hazy pale gold with a short off-white head diminishing gradually to a medium cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: stone fruit, lemon, grainy toasty malt, honey, lactic sour, dry hay funk, white pepper. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate funky tart, light pepper. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, drying tart and funky finish. (3/5)
An interesting are on the style, with some honey flavour coming through alongside lactic sour and dry funk. Somewhat sweet for the style, and not a lot of peppery spice. Despite being somewhat out of spec, it’s a pleasant, solid performer. (14/20)
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Party Source at home. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, lightly toasted bread, caramel, mild funk, honey, light lemon citrus, mild spices, some interesting individual parts but they are somewhat disjointed.
reebtogi (5471) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing as it settles. Aroma is light stone fruits with light honey and spice notes. Taste is a bold fruity and malty sweetness with a touch of lemon tartness and a light spicy hop bitterness. If this truly is a saison, it is quite sweet and does not suit the style well, that being said this is still a unique brew that is worth sampling.
Idiosynkrasie (6070) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle. Clear, brass-golden colour with average to huge, frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, white head. Tartish, yeasty spicy aroma, hints of lactic acid, a touch of protein, hardly describable herbal and peppery spiciness. Taste is initially slightly tart, juicy fruity, hints of unripe yellow stone fruit, a touch of lactic acid, some honey sweetness in the middle part, confluent sweet-and-sour finish with hints of nectarine, correspondant and parings of comparable fruit; quite dry and slightly tangy overall, a carbonation induced intermediate layer prohibits an uninterrupted reception of flavours. Meh.