rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, batch 755, honey gold color, with a frothy bubbly white head, with a mild floral fruity mango, pear, light tropical fruit, peach hoppy nose, with some spicy yeasty, pear, peach esters, with a faint olive soap, mint, subtle apple sauce, cookie dough accent, with a light pale, wheat, toasted malt, crackery note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, flowery citrus, tropical fruit, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy character, with some pear, spicy herbal flower petal, lemon marmalade, faint wheat, pale, toasted malt, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel flavours, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, lemon peel fruitiness, lingering leafy, grassy, minty, citrus hop bitterness finish.
Enegaard (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, fresh beer for a summers day in the park. Hoppy and slight, very slight tartness in the nose, more so in the mouth. Pine, citrus and mild belgians yeasty tones. Not a masterpiece, but a very enjoyable one!
Vells (416) - LATVIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty with huge hoppiness, pine, peachy, yeast. Moderate bitter finish. Nicely balanced, but I would like more intensity.. guess should drink IIPA then X)
Melnis (34) - LATVIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spongy foam, fine/mild Nelson Sauvignon hops aroma. A bit sour honey-ish taste. Great aroma and taste compatibility. A pleasant aftertaste.
RihardsF (29) - LATVIA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick foam. Smell not intense. Nice balanced full taste. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Overall nice beer.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky Brownish Yellow, Huge Foamy Froth Head, Lots Of Lacing. Floral Pine Hop Aroma. Fruity, Floral Hop, Citrus, Mild Hop Bitter Finish. Medium Body. Hides high ABV real Well. Finishes with Nice Warming Sensation. Real Nice. Enjoyed It. Left me wishing for more. Recommended....
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A yeasty, fluffy, semi-rustic and very hoppy golden-blond ale. Excellent.
How: Bottle 500ml, Consumed almost 4 years before expiration date (!!!).
The look: Mostly cloudy golden-blonde body topped by a large white head with good retention.
In long: An inviting aromatic nose that is floral, estery, dry grass, citrusy, more… In mouth the beer explodes with its expansive carbonation. Taste manages to make the rustic Saison yeast shine despite the more-than-generous IPA hopping. Citrus fruits, fresh baguette, cookie dough, lemon. A sharp bitterness of medium intensity with a certain citric acidity. A salty and grassy spiciness. A body that is “full but light”, a mouthfeel that is spongy with lots of bubbles. I’m a sucker for this crossover style so my hedonistic scale (only scale I know) is making me give high scores to this. Lovely beer. I stood up at night wondering if this Saison should be listed as an IPA on ratebeer and why smurfs don’t have nipples, so yes, I need professional help on many levels.
Inbreak (1056) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
06.03.2013, smoking fresh 0,5l bottle sampled @ Grand Whiskybar:
Frisk lett "sur" lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, kattepiss, tørka frukt, sitrus, høy, gras. Frisk tørr smak med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, høy, syregras, våte blad, sitrus, alkohol. God bitterhet som set godt. Grei.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle 10/17/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Tulip-Pours a murku yellowish orange with a huge white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and spices. Taste of pineapple, spices, yeast, pepper, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced with a lot of flavors. One of the better Saisons I have had.
StilleStorm (216) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with huge lasting white head. Yes, hoppy, floral, fruity citrus aroma. Taste of malty, hoppy exotic fruits with spicy peppers. Balanced with long lasting finish. Me like..