Swaroga (953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
33cl bottle. Well filtered, light amber with medium white head. Nose : strong tart and alcohol, strong safran. Notes of wood and smoked meat. Sip : medium carbonation, low to medium body with oily texture. Sweet taste with really strong attack of safran spice. It’s a safran bomb. End is quite earthy and bitter. Aftertaste is safran, nail polisher. Really undrinkable. Wow !
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Beer with the spice safran is not a match. Nice appearance though, yellow with a white, lasting head. Odd aroma and flavor, astringent and like earwax. Lively carbonation.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Opaque orange with a medium, firm and lacy head. Very strong stingy-sweaty-metallic, chlorine-flowery, grassy nose (i.e. nothing but saffron). Flavor is also strongly dominated by the same elements, with some stingy alcohol hints and huge grassy-saffrony bitterness. Also a bit meaty. Medium body, foamy CO2, slightly astringent. You need to be a real hardcore saffron fan (or a hophead) to enjoy this. 3735
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
light sweet spiucy aroma,yellow,hazy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, dry spicy finish. not nice.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy strange lavender aroma. Light bitter flavor. Strong perfumed lavender notes. Average finish. Oily palate.
onystrom (1315) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with fine head. Bitter medical flavor the saffron gives a somewhat smoked taste and aroma.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Golden with a small head. Saffron, lemon, hops and yeast in the aroma. Rather interesting taste with saffron standing out along with notes of honey, yeast and hops.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Malting Pot, Brussels
Hazy light amber color with generous head. Very nice aroma of saffron, powerful. Good ale, with mild saffron flavor, solid Belgian brew with the required moderate sweetness for this spice.
The saffron is more evident in the aroma, and overall this is a good beer.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Hazy amber, mid sized head. Big time saffron aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Saffron lingers in the finish.
MrW (336) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Bottle @ ZBF ’12
Re-Rate @ZBF 2013
Evident saffron aroma, like rice pudding.
Gold colour with light yellow lasting head. Not lacing, no sparkling.
Tastes like it smells, rice pudding, sweet, some non-harassing bitterness, something burned like the top of a creme-brulée. I like it but it is kinda monotone.
The saffron lasts in the aftertaste.