jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Tastes like a james squire with some rough cider poured in on it ie decent beer but nothing that interesting and the sweet cloying juice makes tacking a pint a chore rather than a joy.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour with no head. A malty aroma with some hints of apple/cider. Very malt driven palate with a slight sourness & again only a hint of cidery apple flavour. This beer is quite confusing to me, they describe it as a saison but it seems more like a bitter with some sour apple than a saison. I think the brewers own hype gets a bit carried away with this one.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Platform Bar, Brisbane. Pours amber with a white head that quickly disappeared. The nose is musty apples and spicy yeast phenolics. There’s no hiding from the sweetness in flavour though, with a few murmurs around pointing out the similarities to common mainstream ciders. It’s definitely sugary in taste and a tad overdone. It lacks the inviting dryness of a true saision, and I found one glass was a little rough to get through.
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2010 640ml bottle, 10C. Pours clear copper with a small and rapidly disappearing light-beige head. Aroma has yeast, apples and spices. Decent sweet/ tart balance with some depth and barnyard touches. Really rather cider-like. Finishes tart with allspice, white pepper and a hint of metal. [3.3]
Bottle. BB earlier this month. Burnt orange with a small light beige head that lasts in a tulip. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. More malt sweetness and spicier than it was with mellow apples, some slight sour funk and a mildly sweet peppery finish. Has improved a bit and will make pleasant summer drinking.