KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren. Lovely hazy gold. Apricots and funk in the nose. Sweet orange, barnyard, grapefruit in the finish. Just lovely.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma presents with dry chardonnay, citrus, lots of funk, barnyard, crisp green apples, some bretty stuff but not a whole lot. Also some earthy stuff, a dash of moldy age. Taste is initially sweet but quickly evolves into a mildly dry bitterness. Not much sourness, but more of a bubbly spicy/earthy feel accompanying the initial sweetness. The aroma is a bit tame, but the taste is quite fresh and nicely spiced.
BuckeyeBoy (4434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a cloudy light straw topped with a small white head. Nose is spice yeasts grass and some pepper. Taste is as the nose with lots of spice notes and a nice touch of belg yeast.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and fruity - tangerines and apples, notes of peppercorns and a sweet-ish raisin note. Good subtle funk to it as well. Taste predominately funky - a clean fruity bretty character alongside a nice estery and spicy saison yeast. Green apple notes, crisp brett and a nice and bright hoppiness in the finish. This is a really nice, bright and clean saison that I could drink very frequently if it was A) available more and B) not as expensive and C) available in cans that are always cold and located in my fridge.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hay with some citrus and light barnyard aromas. Pours hazy blonde with good head and lacing. Finishes with some crackery bitterness. Soft carbonation. Good stuff. Bottle.
egajdzis (5783) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices, green grapes, and earthy yeast. Taste of citrus, green grapes, light brett, lots of yeast, and a dry finish.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy lemon snow with a beautiful creamy white head. The aroma brings warming white wine grapes and some non funky smooth saison yeast. The flavor brings a well balanced dry white grapey body that settles smoothly without much funk having developed yet.
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle split two ways. Cork opens with a small pop, pours hazy light yellow with a firm head. Nose has tons of yeast and some lemon peel. Taste has yeast, herbal notes, the pepper comes through a lot and some light funk.
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a firm head. Loads of funk and pepper in the aroma. Dry and bitter. Good stuff
Tide (2568) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, hops, coriander and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, spices and grass. Excellent saison.