kespecial (218) - - 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 Abbey’s best, but quite tasty.
bartlebier (3408) - 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%, importer’s 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 bière 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 LA’s actual bière de garde interpretation Avant Garde, as I recall.
fordest (2455) - 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. Hadn’t had it since and never realized they changed anything. Still not sure as I wasn’t a huge fan. It’s 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.
mile (3810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and fruitiness with light citrus, light spiciness (coriander - light pepper), faint alcohol. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light citrus and spiciness, light hoppyness and alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and citrus, light - some spiciness and hoppyness, some alcohol. Sharply spiced saison - too much alcohol in the finish considering the body.
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour. Aroma of orange zest, caramel and mild brett. Taste of mild funky grain, soft brett, orange and some caramel.
haukur (1742) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
backlog. Golden colour with a firm head. Nice barnyard brett notes in the aroma, some spices. Dry mouthfeel, balanced, good.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange, nose is floral, citrus, toffee, yeasty, taste is dry, bretty, vanilla, fruity.
snoworsummer (4691) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thick, bubbly off white head. Tastes like dried fruits, white grapes, light herb, grassy, straw, biscuit and cracker malt, and light booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like white grapes, dried fruit, herbs, and biscuit and cracker malt.
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bright gold with frothy white head. Aroma is bready malts, lemon, spice, orange peel, floral hops, and faint tropical fruit and grassy notes. Flavor is dry and crisp with a great malt profile, plenty of light fruit and spice notes, moderate bitterness, and some orange peel notes through the finish. Medium/full body.