mentalmind (10) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good tribute to Flanders style beers
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solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smell. It has some wine as well as funky hay and some fermented field fruit. Pours cloudy orange without much head or lacing. A sweet tangy aftertaste with soft carbonation. Nice beer - big thanks to Chris for this bottle.
Brew42 (61) - - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow
Taste fruity with a hint of spices
Palate- Very crisp and refreshing
OVerall- I thought it was a great saison. Definitely worth trying
HeadyDE (363) - Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pour..fairly medium.darkish orange color similar to a dipa..fluffy head that dissipates..nicely carbonated as expected..nose is spice laden with traces of pepper..lemon..some fruit perhaps apricot..papaya.mouthfeel hits initially with the 1st punch of Belgian yeast characteristics.which is slightly sweet but evaporates into a dry finish..this seems to lack that extra something of intensity but shortly after does leave a pleasant lingering finish with a small reminder of the almost 8 percent..intriguing saison that seems to have qualities of a bpa and also a wheat beer..quite easy to drink and an enjoyable offering in this sweltering summer 13..
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy yellow with a pale head. Aroma is pear, apricot, peach blossom, lemon peel. Creamy mouthfeel, nicely balanced, smooth finish. Taste is apricot, pear, lemon peel.
Maltser85 (107) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting beer. Pours a nice golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a zesty spice with hints of fruit coming through. Notes of breadiness. Carbonation not as strong on the taste as it was on the pour and in the glass. Taste follows the nose, but nothing that really sticks out. Hardly any bitterness. Finish is very clean. No trace of the 7.9% alcohol. Good beer, just not overly impressive.
maneliquor (2224) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A very unusual Saison. Yellow pour with a small, firm white head. Nose shows funky lemon cake and a touch of dried fruits - apricot mainly. Taste shows apricot, peach and a heavy dose of funky lemon. Quite juicy - like tangerine. Very fruit driven and the funk gives it another layer. Unusual stuff but enjoyable
Helibrewer (14) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great saison. Peppery, citrus with a nice dry finish. Slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head. My new favorite saison.
hackobock (660) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 061313. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Strong typical saison aroma with spicy yeast, pepper, lemon peel, light grain, tart green apples. Taste follows aroma with a light bitterness. Nice apple tartness to it, dry and easy drinakable.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My father is now stocking the house with craft beer when I come home to visit, which is excellent because I never thought that I'd be able to bond with my ultra-religious dad over good beer. Sorry, off-topic. Nice outdoor beer, but really expected some richer flavors, especially with a saison at 7.9% ABV. Very drinkable though.