Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CrackedKettle. Poured hazy, honey yellow color and an off-white lacing head. Peach, honey, hoppy aroma, very summerish with the sour, almost tarty notes. Medium dense body with low carbonation. Enjoyed it much!
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with moderate white head. Lots of lacing. Bright aroma of citrus hops, spice, mild wet hay, mown grass, just a little bit of a fruity sour note and earthy mildewed leaves. Syrup-like sweetness and some alcohol dominates in the flavor, some barnyard funk and around the periphery, finishes with peppery bitterness and lightly astringent alcohol. Lots of interesting hop flavors, coupled with the brett and yeast flavors make this beer a bit of a challenge something to reflect on.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some Brett/wood/cherry. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, Brett/cherry, light bread. Low carbonation, medium body.
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good saison and, with some time, might be a great one. For now, there isn’t quite enough brett character and it’s a bit sweet. The aroma is strong and bright with good barnyard brett notes. There are also notes of citrus, Belgian earth and fresh grains. American hop citrus is interesting in a saison, but it’s also a bit too hop bitter, in my opinion. Mouthfeel is just a tad heavy, but it’s still easy to drink. Of course, it will be interesting to see how it develops.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l, sampled 2010-02-05) Hazy golden with a small, firm, white head. Mild aroma of peachy fruit, some berries and a touch of bretty sourness. Flavor is sourish, pale malty, softly fruity, somewhat yeasty and slightly alcoholic. Medium body with soft CO2. In real Saisons, the spicy, tart and dry freshness makes it tempting, but here the stuffy sweetness has been attempted to compensate adding brett - with pretty lame results. Not a bad beer, though.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Sweetish malty fruity spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish with hints of citrus.
Beer5000 (5310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Golden body with a fine, lasting off-white head. Nice and soft aroma of malt, coriander and distinct Brett. Flavor is refreshing fruity, some sweet malt and some acidity with the rest of the Brett flavors. This is really nice, pretty complex and refreshing.
Knownfactor (9) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours Cloudy Copper/Straw color, 2 inch head. Aroma: Grapefruit, Sav Blanc, Hay, Light Spice. Taste: Sour, fruity, spicy, hint of grapefruit, tangy. Medium bodied with with a soft clean finish. Another banger from The Lost Abbey!
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head. aroma is a nice lemon, lactic acid, funkiness. bright. nice. flavor is melon, toast, light booze anad some light dough. a bit of a disconnect between the lemony lactic nose which is almost gueuzelike and the melony, burnt, rustic flavor. but it works. solid beer.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. 2009 version. Finland.
Hazy yellow colour with creamy white head.
Belgian yeast, fruits and spices in aroma.
Flavour is Belgian yeast, lots of spices and fruity bitter hops.