humlelala (1172) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel; Batch #755; BBD; January 25th 2017) Pours a slightly hazy amber, with frothy, white head and lively carbonation. Beautiful lacework, good retention and decent regeneration. Aroma is fresh and vinous with notes of saison yeast and some tropical fruits. Oily texture, medium body with a moderately bitter and astringent finish. Flavour follows the nose but has more herbal hoppy bitterness. An exciting and pleasant beer although I would prefer it with a little less ABV and hop bitterness and ever so slightly more aromatic hops. I guess the aroma would be more hop forward had I gotten it fresher. This one was brewed 12 months ago already.
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 One of the best smelling beers you will ever encounter - fresh passionfruit without the overbearing citrus qualities. Taste is unbelievably smooth - needs a bit more of the yeastiness of a dupont to boost it a little. And yet, still my favourite saison. Love it!
VsXsV (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of white pepper, citrus, wheat, tangerines, grapefruit, tropical fruit and bubblegum. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerines, citrus, wheat and white pepper. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice and refreshing. A good modernization of a classic style.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (BOE) - 22/10/12.
Clear pale golden with a mahooosive frothy slightly off white head that reduces in time.
Nose is bitter citrus, grass, straw, earthy, farmy, lemongrass, spice.
Taste comprises grass, earthy tones, lemon, citrus, mineral, yeast esters, sour gooseberries.
Medium bodied, carbonation evident perfect for the style, softish, bitter dry finish.
Decent refreshing saison.
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours hazy greenish amber with white head. Grapefruit, pear, pine and toothpaste aroma, bitter, a little dry taste. Somewhat chewy texture, medium-to-full body, long finish.
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy deep golden with a big white head. Aroma of spicy/earthy and fruity hops. Dry-ish flavor, yeasty, somewhat spicy, with grapefruity hops bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Very foamy beer with lots of hops. Floral aroma. Definitely for the drinkers that likes a dry beer. It’s refreshing and definitely one of my favorites from Nøgne Ø.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Turbid straw color, huge white head.
Hoppy nose (pine), with lots of citrus notes, bright floral hops and yeast.
Med-hi bitterness, nice hop flavors, light caramel and some soap.
Medium bodied, dry and quite nice.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gylden og godt med skum som er tett og varer lenge. Lukt av tropiske frukter og litt gress. En frisk smak, både tørr og litt søtlig i avslutningen. En spennende øl som nok kler den varmere årstiden.
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Lovely aroma, but not too heavy. Nice flavour of sweetness, bitterness and some fruit. Lovely-looking, and a tasty big foam.