Lukaduke (2312) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich golden straw color with a lively fizzy foam... The nose has great earthy rustic barnyard notes mixed with citrus, pepper and yeasty spice. The palate is everything I want in a saison... straw earthy yeast backbone with touches of honey, citrus, barnyard tang, and some lingering spice that is balanced beautifully of the floral sweetness in the finish !
Torrefacto (616) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorado turbio con espuma blanca generosa. Aromas de fruta verde, manzana, pera, levadura, pan. Cuerpo medio, inicio afrutado, manzana, ciruela verde, con acidez moderada y equilibrada y final seco de la levadura.
travita (4111) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle The look is clear, off white head, and golden orange in color. The smell is fruity, yeast, nice, floral, perfume, wheat, and nice. The taste is tart, wheat, floral, yeast, and good.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle. Gold with a decent head. Aroma is of straw, grain, spicy yeast, and lemon. Taste is of straw, lemon, oranges, hay, grain, earth, spicy yeast.
_angst_ (2939) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big frothy and rocky offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some nice-looking trace and thick lacing on the glass. Smell is estery any tiny phenolic with crackers, cereal banana bread, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, estery and slightly phenolic with crackers, white bread, unripe banana, unripe pears, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, allspice, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly sparkling, slightly dry, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, slightly estery and slightly phenolic with crackers, cereal, minerals, hay, unripe banana, pear skins, dry soil, clovers, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Tasty non-funky strong saison…
Kita (1158) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with friends. Hazy golden orange color with large frothy white head, great lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of wheat, citrus, hay, yeast, alcohol and notes of honey. Taste starts with light sweet and sour grainy malt, following is mild vinous with ripe fruits and some funkiness, mouthfeel is warming spicy with moderate bitter finish. Medium to full body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Very refreshing and rich saison with well hidden alcohol...
BVery (6829) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at WTWBA 2014. Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Soft funk in this one. Some citrus. Decent.
junon (422) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan. All up front and completely drops off. So thin. No mid to back palate. Asdf.
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with lots of frothy, white head. Nose has vinous notes, dried grasses, mild spice, some tropical fruit. Flavor has some tropical fruit, mild candy, some honey, light lemon, light apricot, dried hay. Clean finish. Really solid.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, citrus, yeast, some spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, spices, fruit.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Whole Foods Honolulu. Hazy blonde. Aroma is fairly footy yeast character. Palate is similar, but with a light fruitiness and gentle pale malt character. Overall, I prefer the brett version, because it brings extra dimensions of complexity. The yeastiness here is a bit stale/old, wonder if the beer sat on it too long.