jgb9348 (5430) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp, very hazy and super blonde coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of pears, apples, white grapes, light hops and a hint of flowers - a lot of character, but all mild. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent brett and floral notes hit first then show some subdued yeast and grassy flavours, coupled with a very light and not very sweet white grape flavour. Aftertaste hits more from the brett and yeast than anything else with not much body and that dry herbal flavour coming at the end. Overall, a decent saison, but a nicer easy-drinking ale for the summertime with some good super mild complexity. That said, if this didnít sport the label on the front it would have a much lower score. A decent beer for sure, but not a great saison nor a beer worth searching out for. Iím happy I didnít spend much on this, otherwise Iíd be even more harsh on this one. I sampled this split 37,5 cL corked and caged bottle, purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-November-2013 for US$5,03 sampled at home in Washington on 08-August-2014.
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma of citrus, brett, raisins, peppery notes and yeast, Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry, Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A crisp and hopppy Saison.
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. White pepper essence but I'm not getting the raisin. Very dry. Not my favorite saison but smooth and clean. Some Belgian qualities. Brett is subdued.
falco242 (365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy banana color with nice lace, it has some fruit and funk in the nose. Not my favorite, as the white pepper and raisin taste good but donít really make the beer great. Solid, but Iíve had better saisons.
ekstedt (6315) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml), shared with some Untappd dudes. Shady golden, medium white head. Fruity, earthyy and peppery aroma. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry wiith medium bitternness.
yiannnos (1233) - , CYPRUS - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma and taste is funky, citrus, pepper. Sweet, finishes with a slight bitterness
SamP01 (650) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden blonde with a medium white fluffy lasting head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity notes, yeast, mild dried fruit and citrus notes Taste is sweet fruit notes, yeast, mildly zesty and peppery spiced hops. A medium body on the palate with good lively carbonation. Finish is mildly sourness and sweet fruity flavors,yeast, some wildly mild sour notes of white grapes with a mild peppery hops bitterness for balance. A very good flavorful brew.
jandd1983 (3575) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was peppery, with grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, funky and some bread. The taste was similar and moderately sweet with some hoppy bitterness. Nice.
MarinEvelyn (756) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light, dry grassiness, a little dusty, refreshing, a little wine aspect. very high quality Belgium. Light citrus fruit (grapefruit).
beerbaaron (1866) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage. Unclear medium yellow golden with a creamy white head, lasting with nice lace. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Mild Brett. Citrus. Tropical fruit. Grape. Raisin. Straw. Lightly spiced. Light and very dry, much more so than the nose lets on. Same can be said for the flavor, which is less fruity and sweet compared to the aroma. Lots of Brett influence. Dusty. Peppery. Grapefruit. White wine.. Grass. Earth. Cracker. Mild to moderate bitterness. Complex. Iíd get a bunch of these if not for the cost. Great beer.