dwm1034 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks!
Pours a foggy yellow with fizzy head. Definite sour / funky nose and initial taste. Lemony edge...excellent.
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StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a clumpy white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with white fruits and Belgian yeasts. The taste, features apples, grapes, pears salt and pepper. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A good saison.
EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Paul Unwin tasting at The Kernel. Amber colour, murky, dull white head. Nose is fragrant, perfumey, floral funky farmyard, citrous fruit, orange. Taste is slight citrous orange and lemon, farmyard, saison yeast, white wine grape, quite acidic citrous.
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Kernel Huge thanks to Paul Unwin for muling this over the atlantic. Aroma is earthy light fruit, pineapple, hints of funk and brett?. Cloudy light orange colour with a frothy white head. Flavour is earthy, orange, lemon, belgian saison yeast, touches of phenols, hint of funk.. Medium dry in the finish with velvety spritzy carb that lifts it off the tongue. Very very tasty.
Theydon_Bois (6993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Kernel, big thanks to Paul, 09/11/13.
Hazy orange amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is spice, tangy fruits, straw, bitter orange, yeast, farmy, lemon rind.
Taste comprises orange pith, straw, light spice, yeast esters, earthy farmness, light soap notes, tarte fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy finale.
Scopey (5518) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Paul Unwin. Bit of a gusher! It pours hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. The nose is sweet tangerine, clementine, earthy, barnyard, spice, sherbet, candy, banana and parma violets. The taste is sherbet, orange, tangerine, spice, hay, barnyard, icing sugar, light bitterness, earth, funk, light banana, grapefruit rind and decent bitterness. Medium+ body and high carbonation. Smooth, funky, fruity and damn tasty. Nice complexity. Utterly drinkable.
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Thanks to Paul himself for this one it pours a hazy golden colour with a huge fluffy white head. Nose is citrusy, Brett and peaches, spicy. Light body with good carbonation. Taste is similar to the nose with citrus, Brett, peaches. Spicy finish. A bit boozy and sweet, yet good.
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Paul tasting. Perfect bright orange pour with a big fat white head leaving terrific lacing. Nose is slightly vinous with lemon tart, a touch of funk, berry - raspberry, blueberry, tarty and sweet with a hint of orange zest. Taste is heavily vinous with a big berry hit, works well. Citric rind and light spice round it off nicely. Light sweetness but dry finish. Rounds off perfectly and superbly balanced. Very good
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with white head. Funky peppery lemon aroma. Similar taste. Slightly tangy. Very nice.
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gushes, cloudy gold with pillowy white head. Nose is great: floral, pepper, fruity esters. Flavour... dry and thin at first, seems to have alcohol, barnyard and pepper soon take over. Traditional yeast-forward Noble style. Very nice, but alcohol was definitely apparent here for me in the flavour, I guess it’s just the high attenuation.