Swaroga (1953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is clear with a golden color and white head. The head retention is moderate. Aroma is esters like peach and pear. The hop aroma is citrus. Yeast notes are hay and barnyard. There is a delicate wet cardboard and alcohol in there too. Moderate carbonation and medium density. The taste is moderatly sweet and the alcohol is present. Plus the alcohol is accentuated by hop bitterness that stays long in the aftertaste. I don’t much enjoy it.
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 18/04/2015 Color amarillo pajizo, espuma blanca persistente, Aromas frutales. Acidez final
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale blond with large soapy head. Aroma of grass and lime at first with some floral hop too. Very light and refreshing with a sharp orangey tang. Fairly sharp and mouth watering with a nice, moderate hop bitterness in the finish.
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Hazy golden, medim white head. Earthy malt aroma, some peppery yeast notes, citric hops, some chalk, Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
sharkydodson (955) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is malty and herbal with notes of animal farm and straw... the taste is malty and hoppy with shades of spicy herbs, spruce cones and feijoa... dry bitter aftertaste...
wiedrzensky (670) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma of malts, fresh, fruity, citrusy, light honey, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, light caramely sweet with some acidic notes. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Bit strong for a saison, but although very fresh.
mathieuc (2958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled in 2012 so really not fresh anymore, still far from its "bäst fore" in 2017 though. Pours a clear golden with a medium-high white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is kind of strange with strong candi sugar fighting some peppery esters. It must have been a lot different fresh so don’t let that stop you. Alcohol does show a bit, too. Taste strikes you with burnt sugar or maybe candi sugar again and fruits. Kind of sweet and un-saison if you ask me. Still, not gross or anything. Body is medium, carbonation too. Overall I’ll need to rerate a fresher sample but I’m still a believer that saisons should be less than 5.5% ABV and not contain any excess sugars.
metalspice (522) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lysbrun med høyt og fast skum som holder lenge. Lukta fyller rommet med banan, roser og friskt gress. Smak av brøddeig og nyslått gress med en blomsteraktig bitterhet mot slutten. Fyldig ettersmak. One more please!
RipuvariiAlu (22) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma and Taste: Nice fresh and fruity hoppyness in the nose. The same can be tasted, from the aromatics I would guess that this is mostly Galaxy. Saison esters could be a bit more dominant, especially some earthy notes, but I am just nitpicking. Pleasant bitterness
Appeareance: Pours a bit hazy but great, fine pored head.
Palate: Relatively high carbonation. Very drinkable body ;-)
Overall: Great and nicely balanced.
HKdIPA (611) - HONG KONG - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop Leaf at home. Dirty hazy yellow pour with big fluffy head - saison-y. Aroma is slightly sweet, honey dew melon - hops? - and usual saison notes of pepper, farm, etc. Taste is a bit hoppier than most saisons, and a bit smoother. Citrus hoppy bitterness and again a slightly honey dew melon taste - unusual but good. Not a bad combo of the two styles but definitely more on the saison side. Would probably get again.