flying_pig (1366) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle from Brewdog’s DogHouse BottleDog, Glasgow (£5.10):
I really enjoyed this, mainly as it didn’t seem like as strong a saison since the usual funk & tart flavours were considerably subdued with more emphasis on sweet & tropical fruit flavours. The balance was good though with nice bitterness & I felt the beer would be an introduction to the style; great stuff & one that went down a lot better than I thought it would.
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blonde. Citrus, apricot, malt and a hint of salt in the aroma. malty yet dry flavor with floral notes and mango. Passion fruit. Nice.
vidmidia (248) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cobreada, turva. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma floral e cítrico, com notas de banana. Sabor adocicado equilibrado, levemente ácido, com notas florais, de banana, uvas verdes, cravo, pêssego e pimenta. Álcool ligeiramente perceptível. Retrogosto amargo com final alcoólico.
jamestulloch (3090) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy pale golden body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of yeast, salty bread and straw. Flavour of dried apricot, spices and a hint of banana peel. Thin to medium body with a rough, grainy texture. Light fizz. A rustic Saison.
tricksta_p (3007) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is spicy yeast, fruity, bready malt, floral notes, bubblegum, hint of funk. Flavour is moderate sweet with a little bitterness in the fairly dry finish. Body is medium, pretty lively carbonation. Rich and tasty Saison.
seehaferb23 (168) - - MAR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cannery Row's most favored Farmhouse Ale of the night. It has a great aroma and taste.
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Hanoi (768) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is saison yeast, melon, grapes, goesberry, hints of strawberry and peach a very faint hint of funk. Taste is honey, grape, peach, leading to blossom, pineapple, pepper and spice. The moutfeel is glossy and slick.
This is a very nice, polished saison. It’s rich, sweet and well balanced. A great example, but I could never love it as much as a the rougher farmhouse style.
MetalNHopHead (1207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
By now it should be clear that North Coast has a handle on the Belgian varieties. Still, it always throws me - in a good way - when I take a sip of their brews and realize this stuff is brewed in the U.S. Le Merle pours a straw-gold color. It has a spicy aroma with coriander and light yeast. Taste has lots of bread with notes of bright citrus, earth, and clove. Feel is bright, refreshing, smooth.
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz. bottle from Club de Cervezas Pours a good-looking shiny golden color with orange-ish hues. Head is big white and lingering white head that recedes into a small cap. Aroma is really great, complex and characterful with a lot of barnyard, musty touches and some funk. Fruity esters dominate with mandarines, passion fruit and pommegranate shining above all else. Grapes and white wine give some additional complexity. Spicy traces come to the fore with warming, especially coriander, white pepper and some aromatic orange peel. Fantastic. Taste is mildly tart with fantastic fruity sweetness balancing out. Sour touches are complimented well by orange and grape flavors. A bit of spice of coriander and pepper. Chunks and bits of passionfruit and lemon. Amazing. Carbonation has a soft fizziness that caresses the tongue. Really smooth with a nice aftertaste. Massively drinkable. A bit champagnoise... A fantastic, complex Saison that I could drink every single day.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Bland, some floral notes.
A- Gold color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Black pepper, bitter, floral, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, floral finish.
O- Okay but not as good as I feel it should be. Plenty of spice and floral notes in it.