ansalon (1625) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with a massive white frothy head that slowly settles, leaving residual white patterns that stick to the glass. Very nice on the nose: earthy, musky notes of grass, stable, fresh dew grass and hay that blends very nicely with citrus, peach, lemongrass, coriander, orange, slight honey and gooseberry. Taste is extremely well balanced: earthy notes again with musky notes that gives way to orange, coriander, citrus, white peppercorn, peach, gooseberry. Mouthfeel is dry and sprightly, almost champagne in body though somewhat more full-bodied. Aftertaste brings out some lovely tropical fruit and honey that slowly gives way to a long-lasting, very nice earthy, musky tone.
Fantastically well-balanced and perhaps the finest example of the style I’ve had so far. Exceptional!
sirwisa (25) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this was an older bottle from 2011 from 16 tons bottle shop in eugene, or. stored this one for awhile. got this to near freezing to curb the imminent gushing (i’ve learned!). popped and thought i was in the clear for a few seconds...slow off-white rise came out. it didn’t go into full gush and i let it warm up in the counter for a good 15 mins. poured into a couple tulips and enjoyed the earthy, funk with some mushroom and lamb ragout, perfect pairing. the bright acidity came through and the i really enjoyed the earthiness.
Ontape (364) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Haven’t had a bad Logsdon brew yet. Pours a rusty, hazy orange with continuing signs of life. Saison yeast and light grains on the nose. Taste gives you classic lemon and pepper noted, some mild fruitiness, nice complexity. Long, dry finish. I prefer the Bretta version but no complaints about this one.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden orange pour, higher carbonation, active bubbles. spicy, fruity yeastiness, some citrus notes. solid saison
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Time delay gusher! 750 ml bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, citrus, white pepper and yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast pepper and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Slightly hazy bright golden with a frothy white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is quite rustic withf honeyed malt, herbal hops, citrus notes and light spiciness. Taste is herbal with honeyed malt, citrus, light spiciness and a nice gentle acidity. Medium body. Smooth carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Light peppery presence that last in the aftertaste. Clean. Very good rustic Saison. Nothing too fancy here, but heavily drinkable and quenching while being quite tasty and right on style. Good balance. Well executed. Exactly what you can expect from a rustic farmhouse ale.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium off white head. Wheat grass and yeast aromas. Medium mouthfeel with earthy yeast and light fruit with nice sweetness and spice. Very good.
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden - white head. Peppery, apple, pear, zesty. light to medium malty, light banana, light bitterness, rather high fruity, citrus, light light bretty, soapy, herbal, dried herba, spicy, soft body. Nice.
maxwelldeux (3808) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a fairly large white head on it. Nose is actually pretty light for me, and has a little citrus in there and almost none of that saison funk. Taste is slightly sour throughout, but has a subtle sweetness in the finish.
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Cloudy golden color. Fruity yeast aroma. Taste is lightly tart yeast, plum, apple, pear. Aftertaste is full of fruit and light tartness.