MelvinKalksma (631) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, fruit, grain, hops and brettanomyces.
Opaque golden/amber beer with a medium white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with grain, hops and brettanomyces.
back (1746) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gylden klar skum hvid
Citrus frugt stald gśr
Bitten lidt sur lidt
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange with a small white head. Aromas of citrus/grass. Flavor was a dry, yeasty tinge to it. Overall very drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, musty and chalky with pepper and funk. The flavor was dry, tart and citric with perfume, must and funk. Long musty citrus finish. Medium body. Decent.
lightbias (432) - USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Why did I expect it to volcano from the neck? Smart beer girls always open a caged bottle near the sink, and in this case, although it didnít get crazy on me, it definitely gave the experience of popping the cork a bit of excitement. Poured into a tulip glass, the color is the shade of an apricot, warm and ripe from the sun. Hazy with bits of sediment, the liquid is blanketed with soft, off-white down about three fingers deep.
- The aroma is amazing; tangerines in sweet dough, sprinkled with clove and left to rise in a warm oven. If given a choice of the meal with which I should imbibe this heavenly brew, I would choose brunch, as it vaguely reminds me of a simple combination of coffee cake and mimosas.
- I pull at the rim, the beer flows between my lips fresh and clean; the flavors mimic the aroma, conjuring palate-pleasing, earthy tones and delivering a bit of spice in the swallow. The hops incorporated into this brew have all but given up their pungency, but add a lightly bitter accent in the taste despite their age. Itís an excellent nudge to the yeast and gives it an edge that is both exciting and inviting.
- I know Iíll have to find this again, try it fresh and compare the two experiences, but this is quite nice and I hope that a fresh Carnevale Ale is not a disappointment after the delight I am finding in this mature example of the brew. It just goes to show...sometimes older is better.
bastarda (365) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
kindly shared by impuritylaw@bartlebierís Saison tasting/Bierhandlung FR, 3/16, thanks a lot! aromas of vanilla bean, honey, white chocolate and white peaches, lots of tropical and yellow stonefruit in taste, great, chewy mouthfeel with an aftertaste of apricot jam. Wow!
kespecial (187) - - MAR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber, on the dark side for a saison. Nose is great, yeast, pepper, honey, lemon peel, maybe coriander? Taste is solid, some hops, lots of dry spiciness. A bit oily and overdry on the palate. A fine saison, not Lost Abbeyís best, but quite tasty.
bartlebier (3179) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle (2015 vintage?) shared by impuritylaw @Bier mit Stil 2: Saison, Bierhandlung, merci! - Front label says 8%, importerís label 6,5%... - Graingolden pour with quite some body to it. Slowly opens up to a nose of nectarine peel, light vanilla, cashews/white nuts, white pepper and biscuit grains. More blond, mouthfilling whole-grain biscuit grains in body and taste, very much like a less alcoholic biŤre de garde, sweet cereals with an almost Saaz-y bite and IKEA rough wood furniture finish. No real wildness or sours - hm. Comes very close to LAís actual biŤre de garde interpretation Avant Garde, as I recall.
fordest (2344) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted Carnevale way back around 2006. Hadnít had it since and never realized they changed anything. Still not sure as I wasnít a huge fan. Itís still ok. Just like I remember it being.
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like other people, I had an 8% abv labelled bottled. And I think it really was 8%. Hazy golden with a frothy head. Spicy, yeasty, light funk. Sweet with a light tang and sourness. Dry spicy finish. High carbonation, oily. No american hops aromas. Nothing more than an average belgian triple.