Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at pre Xmas Tasting #Juan, thanks to Bropey, 09/12/15.
Hazed golden blonde with a decent off white covering.
Nose is straw, trace metallic, lemon rind, yeast esters.
Taste comprises apricot jam, bitter orange, straw, light spice, funk, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft. It pours hazy deep gold with a thick, foamy white head. The nose is fresh, bready, doughy, cereal, mild, toasted grain, nougat, straw, hay and lightly toasted sugars. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, toasted grain, minerals, grassy, straw, bread, lemon peel, hint of banana and cracked white pepper with a bone-dry finish. Medium body and moderate+ carbonation. Well-rounded and very drinkable. Good work.
melush (2462) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 37,5cl / Botella 37,5cl.
@ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España.
A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio.
T/S: Yeast, fruity, citrusy, cereal / Levadura, afrutado, citrico, cereal.
Flanfl (548) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body, three fingers of white head. Aroma of saison yeast, peach, citrus, spices. Flavours of yeast, peach, cirus, spices, orange zest. Bitter backbone. Medium dry and bitter finish with lots of citrusy freshness.
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Mortlach (1797) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours deep golden with a medium and persistent white head. Aroma is fruity, peach, lemon, orange zest, light spices, amazing. Flavour is well balanced, medium to light sweet with a perfect bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. A great saison!
SlackerMads (2689) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a large fluffy off white head with good retention and lace. Fruity nose with raspberries, peach, lemon candy, honey. Flavour follows with some bread, hay and dry grass also. Medium body, some sweetness, lively carbonation, mild bitter and dry finish with lingering fruity notes. The carbonation is a bit too high for my preference, but otherwise pretty enjoyable tractor stuff.
drpimento (2892) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this beer restores my faith in Saison/ Biere de Garde/ Farmhouse styles again after the Saison Dupont debacle. Aroma is mainly yeast with some lemon/citrus. Flavor has some of that plus just enough malt sweet to balance and keep it interesting plus add body. The carbonation is perfect. Super drinkable. Outstanding suds!
josanguapo (889) - SPAIN - OCT 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Ikea’s pint glass. After dinner. Easy drinking, great aroma and tasty. The saison ive liked most so far. Hoppy and itchy.
Tranquillity (1721) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. The aroma has hay, herbs and citrus. The taste however is spicy! It has ginger and kardamon. Really interesting!
Kauge (1325) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bar Hop’s new place on St Peter, Toronto. Darkish opaque yellow with white head. Retention and lacing good. Oh no... Spicy bandaid aroma... Also flavour... But if I look past this - which is difficult - I get fresh sweet and sour fruitiness, and quite some funk. Carbonation active but rather pleasantly so, dryish finish. No, I didn’t really like this one.