Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mondial. This and Zeeland were the 2 best saisons of the fest by far. Pours a nice light golden hazed with a fluffy lasting white head and nice coating of lace. Aroma is spicy orange zest, with apricot, mango, peppery spicy phenolics and grass- mostly doughy clean bready malts and very low sweetness- good belgian/french saison yeastiness. Flavor is more pineapple and grapefruit from the hops and yeast, apricot, orange juice, nelson sauvin, gets to be white wine like, some mineral and grass in the end and nicely dry on the end with good tacky bitterness in the end. Nice Hopped up saison.
Flanfl (363) - 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 (1477) - 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 (2358) - 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 (2641) - 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 (516) - 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 (1584) - 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 (952) - 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.
bytemesis (5195) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, large puffy white head, fluffy lacing. Aroma is quite dusty, hints of spiciness, hay, pepper. Flavor is dry, spicy and dusty, white pepper, mowed grass. Medium body, high carbonation.
s_r (73) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe jaune, au nez les senteurs d’agrumes dominent. En bouche c’est l’explosion de ces arômes d’agrumes, mêlé à des notes épicés. Une bière très équilibrée et désaltérante.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->stem at Partisan DC. Hazy gold with moderate fluffy white head. Yeast, grains, grass, citrus, floral spice. Dry. Decent saison, prototypical characteristics.