TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of spicy and very fruity saison character. Almost tropical fruit like. Flavor of the same spicy saison character along with tropical fruits and oranges. Would have like it a touch dryer.
tnkw01 (1442) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with a medium sized head. Aroma is fruity with hints of hay. Taste is mildly fruity, almost like peaches.
MaBeer1972 (1515) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from WM&M. Poured into a snifter. Darker than most Saisons. A clear medium amber. Head that fades to nothing. Strong fruity flavors. Medium bitterness. Dry earthy finish.
MarkoR (783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus. Taste is similar, plus spices, pepper. Very good.
DutchMark (276) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting tasty saison. I would prefer it to be toned down a bit. It is deep orange with soft carbonation. Most saisons I had before are quite fresh with a medium body. This one has a rich full flavor. Yeast notes, tropical fruit and spices with bitter hops in the after taste. Quite a flavor bomb.
Rangi (650) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty saison. Poors sparkling clear golden with frothy white head. Nice saison yeast up front lemon and slight spice in the mix with barn and lawn mowing. Very thirst quenching. Would buy again.
berntholer (1477) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dense ivorywhite head leaves lacing. golden colour. aroma is yeasty, peppery, apricots, peach, malty, esters. taste like aroma, with a slight wry and peppery finish ends with dry mouthfeel. quite dense body, medium carbonation. bottle / bbf may-2016
Douberd (3475) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(North Coast Le Merle) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 7.9%
Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with a small and thin white head on top, witt average retention.
Nice fruity aroma, peaches, apricot, alcohol.
Taste is also fruity, peaches, light saison yeast, alcohol, sugar, apricot. Not much difference than a standard belgian blond imo.
Medium thin body, high carbonation.
Nice and drinkable but not what I would consider a saison.
Mortlach (1397) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours unclear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeasts, barnyard, lemon zest and fruits, nice. Flavour is perfectly balanced between sweetness and bittetness with a nice sourish end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very good!
bartlebier (2769) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bb10/2015 (says Derer Import sticker overlabeling the original. Tip to importers: please don’t overlabel). - Good, thinner blonde pour, fizzy. Clean yeast-fruity nose without the phenolic fusels: pear and banana peel meet a hint of hop orchard exotics (apple blosom goes pineapple-sweet) and a whiff of US-domesticated brett aluminium. Nice and dry, grainy hay palate transporting measured out, even cautious doses of dry orchard fruits on a foregrounded Dupont yeast taste profile, -very clean Moinette Blonde tribute altogether, not a bad example. (7,9%: "super saison" or abbey style tripel?)
patricks110 (2191) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Pours a bright coppery gold with a thick but porous white head that subsides to a mere layer of bubbles. Plenty of lacing splotches on the glass are welcome. The nose is fruity, floral, mildly spiced with a pinch of lemon zest and wheat malts. Coriander and leafy green notes. Mild toasty malts, light sweetness up front with a mild hop presence. Spice is well woven and balanced with the florality and estery notes. Love this brew!