StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a clear-ish pale yellow with a large white head. Hoppy aroma. The taste is surprisingly odd - malt and hops, but also berries, yeast, vinegar and some citrus flavours. Pretty average in body and carbonation. Got a bitter finish. Not great - I think I’d prefer a nice glass of cold water...or a Budweiser.
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 12oz bottle from 5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse. Cheap, made by a lazy mutt of a label designer lazy macro label caveat... Pours a stale orange. Sharp lactic, slightly rancid, sweetish buttermilk aroma, like an infected macro lager with a hint of industrial Berliner Weisse: almost enticing for an instant. Taste of cooked sweet & sweaty corn in fruity overdrive, cheap peach liqueur ("Pêche" in fumato letters on the bottle), Babybrei, cooked corn and apple juice leakage. Buttery palate, with a viscous dose of canned apricot syrup, slightly prickly by natural infection, that makes it really hard not to keep diving in for new kitchy sips. Yet, so spectacularly off-track that it becomes hard not to self-harm and keep sipping, despite the briny, sulphuric, sticky cider vinegar and mouldy almond aftertaste.
The elusive farmhouse in case must really be an abatoir for unwanted flavours that come to die there among the graves of poor maltreated Tettnanger and Galena, extending a final bitter hand to the palate beyond that grave; may this lazy mutt rest deep enough in its muddy mulch. - come to think of it: In a way, this is as ill-guided as many a Fantôme saison, only much poorer and less lovingly ill-guided.
JorgeLee (1790) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe as part of my efforts to drink lots of farmhouse/saison beers before brewing one. Maybe I should have read the reviews first! It looks ok I guess, although the golden orange tint is a tad alarming. Medium carbonation, no head to speak of. Urgh what’s that in the aroma? Nail varnish? Petrol? Taste is no better and maybe worse. Sweet, buttery, lacks bitterness, flabby and err vinegary. This isn’t ’farmhouse’, this is a crap beer that got infected and no self respecting Belgian would have let it see the light of day.
AtronSeige (1285) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 15, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma: High sourness, green apple, cider (acetaldehyde).
Appearance: Body: Clear, light gold. Head: Small, white.
Flavour: Malt: Medium-high grainy, corn, syrup. Medium-high sweetness. Slight sourness. No hops. Sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Very sweet. I think the fermentation never completed. Very disappointing.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and milky. Sweet, fruit and citric. Milky and citric finish.
madsberg (11399) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. aroma. Some vinegar, barnyard, citrus. Flavour. Vinegar, citrus, bread, Quite thin bodied. Ends sourish and fruity.
CloakedDagger (1969) - - SEP 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Odd sweet buttery aroma, with some....almond? Medium body, sweet and sour fruit and....solvents?? Not sure what’s going on here, but it sure is odd - especially if intended. Absolutely no bitterness. 090914
yngwie (16517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. It pours a dense, finger-thick off-white head over a lightly hazy golden body. Some lacings. The aroma has cider vinegar, cooked vegetables, maize notes and some pale malts and grass. Pale malts, fruityness, cider vinegar notes, and a faint bitterness in the flavor. Medium body, quite dry on the palate. Cider vinegar, generic fruityness and some pale malts in the end. Sort of interesting this one, but not really good. 140816
Meilby (10967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, corn, apple cider vinegar and butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, some fruitiness, malt and butter. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some vinegar, butter and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.