fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (W. Broadway), Vancouver
Murky blond color with generous head. The aroma is nice, fresh and perfumy, flowery, some jasmine and coriander. It’s a bit too much carbonated; soft mouthfeel, rather dry; strong wheat flavor, spicy, with some dry and bitter orange peel. The bitterness is on the high end for this style.
Good, but also somehow rustic, dirty, not elegant.
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at redlight... Light golden yellow.... Thin white lacing... Soft peppery lemon... Over fizzy... Zezty peppery hop... Dry fruits.. Bitter peel
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light tan/blonde. The aroma is light and spicy. The palate has light fruitiness and a hint of spice. A fairly refreshing saison, nicely done.
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Churchkey. Amber/brown color, huge solid white head and a solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of white pepper and hay. Taste is an odd combination of sour and bitter with some gun metal, perhaps overhopped, or perhaps an infection. I’ll have to try this one again, either from the bottle, or closer to the source, to see if this was just a problem with this batch.
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hefig fruchtiger Antrunk, leichte Zitrusnoten. Fruchtiger werdend, wenig grasig. Helle Kräuternoten, zum Ende wird das Bier deutlich milder. Gut! 12/12/12/12/11/12
Lubiere (9869) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber saison with a thin white head. A plesant fruity aroma with light Brett and coriander, fruity esters. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with light catnip, smoothh and fruity, with a bit of Brett. On tap at Mondiale 2010.
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy dark blond beer with a little foam left; yeasty and brett-like aroma; medium-bodied and gently sour; quite dry and long fruity acidic finish; notes of hay - fresh and enjoyable
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Volo. Barnyard aroma. Middle bodied smooth decent saison. Ok taste. Lacey.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Grassy, hoppy, dry, Saison Dupont style true saison
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Marche des Saveurs Montreal ][ $5 ][ Unibroue Tulip ][ 6/7/14 ]
>> Pours cloudy, full haze glowing golden straw with larger, soapy, bright white foam. Excellent retention and spotty lacing. Nose is yeasty, not estery, no Belgian Tripel garbage esters, zesty lemon, white dough, green grass. Taste is bright, highly carbonated, dry with Saison Dupont type of faux crystalline sugar, grassy hop bite, no concrete or harshness. Clean and refreshing, true saison in its pale grist and green hop balance, no esters, no sugar, high carbonation. On point and very good. Worthy of Top 100 Saison.
>!< slight chalk
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, earthy notes and an almost nutty note. The taste is tart citrus, bready notes, hay, pear. Pretty much like sucking on a lemon. Medium bodied. Weird one.