Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a nice medium yellow color, with a moderate white head. The nose is initially a bit unpleasant, showing grainy notes mixed with an unnamed aroma. However, as the beer warms, pleasant notes of lemongrass, southern hemisphere spices, and citrus come through. The palate reveals a well-brewed and conceived saison; light spice and lemon up front, a slight malt character in the mid-palate, and a dry finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are appropriate to style. Overall, a very enjoyable example that, perhaps as an apt indication of this enigmatic style, takes its time to reveal its true beauty.
Jorn69 (487) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Fruktig och syrlig, citrus, en aning jäst.
Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cereal, citrus, orange, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, average carbonation, thin feel, oily feel, light body,
jfb (3439) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a murky golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy powdered sugar and pepper, with notes of yeast, walnuts and earth. flavour is heavy yeast and gooseberries, with a hint of black pepper, talcum powdered and green bell peppers. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
bartlebier (1092) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pour, Braukunst Live München 2014. Spot on dry, non-chemical smelling, light and refreshing. Velvet yeast with peach peel quality, excellent grass&pepper hop kick.- Elegant NO saison that revives the hope that a humble and straightforward foreign saison after the classic Dupont, without any artificial brett injections or generous helpings of fruits is not an impossible order.
Beerhunter111 (3230) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes goldenes Bier mit mittelmäßiger Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, süß, Citrus, Gewürze. Geschmack malzig, leicht trocken fruchtig, würzig.
bjerkeaa (132) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy straw colour, with small white head. Aroma is a good mix of pilsner malt, wheat, belgian ale-like spices and some orange-zest. Taste is pleasantly spicy and refreshing, but still complex, with subtle undertones of the aforementioned ingredients. Texture is sticky/oily, with a soft carbonation.
Beerathon (885) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doesn’t come through at much of a saison. However, it’s wheaty, fruity, and dry. Decent nonetheless.
InPivoVeritas (182) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with small, white head. Sweet, fruity aroma (citrus, apple, mango, pear) with nice pepper and spices note. Rather sweet. Medium bitterness with light sourness in the finish. High carbonation. Good beer, though I expected it to be more refreshing.
swalesaint (8) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is expensive but a very nice beer. All the way from Norway. Definitely drink this again
Holmen1 (1857) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske (batch 1051) fra polet: meget veloppdragent skum! Deilig aroma av nellik, bitterappelsin og umiskjennelig belgisk gjær. Smaken er tørr og har en fin blanding av beskhet og friskhet. En typeriktig og lekker øl.