Idiosynkrasie (5960) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Cloudy, nicely dirty, orangey golden colour with average to huge, fluffy, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Damn fucking complex and variegated, sweet-ish fruity, spicy, bretty aroma, notes of apricot and peach, mirabelle, nectarine, varied in all possible stages of maturity from unripe to overripe, therefore peppery spicy and tart components, rather ephemeral bretty notes with well-known sweet-ish bubblegum touch, hints of red berries, especially strawberry; a dusty touch of white pepper, hints of vinegar, grapes and white wine. Taste is initially dry hoppy, intensely peppery spicy yeasty, white pepper, notes of dry white wine, background-ish fruity sweetness gains weight and contributes to a harmonious general impression at least from the middle part on, likewise a plethora of yellow stone fruit flavours with mild tartness; viscid palate, lively carbonation. Saison with tremendous complexity and wicked wild and dirty touch. Boss!
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750ml to chalices. Slow gush. Hazy golden. Big white pillows. Tart and fruity. Very fruity, juicy, and a huge brett presence that dries the entire mouth. Biting carbonation.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a massive 2.5 finger head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, slightly musty aroma with some funky brett, pale malt, light fruit and a strong citrus component. Some tangerine, papaya and blood orange along with farmhouse funk and an overwhelmingly strong brett presence. The musty yeast character overpowers the other notes making the aroma a bit one dimensional.
Medium bodied and with strong carbonation and prominent funky brett flavor. One dimensional with all brett and mineral flavor. Musty funky and earthy farmhouse yeast along with very subtle citrus fruit and bready yeast character. The mouthfeel is off and there is a surprising lack of complexity. Disappointing.
minutemat (3750) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Keg @ Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Pours murky yellowy orange, no head. Aroma is yeast and brett. Taste is smooth farmhouse cider, almost no carbonation, faint sour with no saison characteristics whatsoever. A bit mucky and possibly tastes past its best. Unless it’s actually supposed to taste like this?
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This on the other hand is amazing stuff. Great tartness from the yeast that is similar to classic Fantome, overall a huge improvement from the base bottle that I tried.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with some sediment and a white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemons, brett, pepper, and yeast - with a dry finish.
wchesser (1809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruddy orange. Nose of pineapple. Pineapple, peach flesh, spicy yeast esters, white pepper. Great stuff.
Hoprider (341) - DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky light orange pour with a big white head. The nose has a very typical saison character initially with lime and yoghurt, lemongrass and tangy pear juice. Taste: the same with focus on the lime and lactic qualities. Sharp, crisp yeasty, metallic aftertaste. Good saison.
allmyvinyl (8828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of beau sarongs, funk. Taste is wheat, funk, yeasty finish.
Stuu666 (9555) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy yellow orange, nose is citrus, toffee, floral, taste is dry, citrus, fruity, yeasty.