rosswoo (7) - - MAR 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dehydrated pee colour, fruity nose of pears and melon. Too big, too much to say for it’s self. Maybe more the style i have issue with rather than the beer. Too much alcohol for me, don’t know why brewers want to pack Saison’s with so much alcohol, it makes them cloying and sweet. Saison’s were meant to be a light and refreshing summer drink. Did not enjoy.
Alengrin (2938) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Norwegian take on the reviving saison style, with medium thick, irregular, cream white head with decent retention; colour is a deep and lightly hazy ’old gold’ with vivid sparkling, more ochre-like and completely cloudy with deposit. Pleasant fruity and slightly ’barnyard’ aroma of red apple, peach, banana, starfruit, sourdough, hay, orange peel, white wine, yoghurt and chamomille. Vivid fruitiness in the onset, apple and peach with a light citrus touch, crisp and refreshing, medium carbonation, soft bready pale malt sweetishness, spicy yeastiness as in any Belgian saison, tingling and supple mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasantly lingering malt sweetness paired with a good dosis of leafy and lightly peppery, even somewhat quinine-like, ’deep’ hop bitterness, as well as a hint of warming, wine-like alcohol. Nice and a very ’typical’ saison indeed.
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Unclear orange, off-white head. Citrus, fruit and light malt and yeast. Medium to light sweet, dry bitter finish.
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian farmhouse yeast and a nice doughy quality. Flavour is along the same lines, with farmhouse yeast, dough and cereal notes. Super fresh and doughy, with a lovely yeasty quality. Excellent.
erohne (64) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ikke så mye å si om denne, annet enn at det er en ganske god og frisk øl. Hipp hipp hopp!
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adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very slightly hazy golden colour. Aroma is a basket of fruit. Taste is peach and cereal with a hint of bitterness.
Camons (7112) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, spice, light pepper, grass, little citrus. Flavor is malt, wheat, yeasty, pepper, citrus, grassy hops. Medium body, lively carbonation. 230510
Maakun (1191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kaapse brouwers. Clear straw with short lasting white head. Lemon, light leaves, herbs, peppery, sweat, fresh cheese, lots of fruits. Medium bodied, slightly sweet with some tartness all the way through. Ok saison.
Hammy78 (831) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a yellow/ gold/ copper, with about a half finger of pure white head, some minor lines of lace. Nose is spot on for style, spice, a touch of funk, a bit of the citrus you find with some euro wheat beers. Tastes sweet, wheaty, citrus and a touch of bitterness from the hops. The spice is hard to place completely, but I do get some peppercorn. Quite sessionable.
sharkydodson (493) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is malty with hints of flowers, herbs, straw and citrus... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of orange, herbs and spices... smooth hoppy bitterness... dry, sweet and bitter aftertaste... good saison...
GuideDogSaint (681) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast and malt. Bitter finish. Not much going on here. Thought I’d choose Nogne O for rate 500 but this was a little disappointing.