caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Drinks & Gifts, batch 14017 bottled 20-1-2014, BB 20-1-2015, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy golden color with lots of tiny debris floating around, small frothy off-white head. Aroma of peppery yeast, slight funky, bubblegum, citrussy hop, slight pineapple. Nice funky bitter taste, slight dry and sharpish in the alcohol. Strangely enough, hop doesnt seem to fuse well this time with the funky saison. Or maybe those 2 summer months extra cellaring were too much. I prefered the Columbus and Amarillo over this one.
laiti (5756) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl bottle @ hotel room, Amsterdam. Batch #14017: bottled 20-1-2014, BBE 20-1-2015
Yeast particles floating around my glass after pour. Aroma is odd with fruit candy and some soapy apricot. Flavour has soapy apricot, grapefruit, gooseberry bush and funky yeasty tones typical to saisons. Also some peachy tones at the end of the glass. Dry and slightly leathery palate. Nicely hopped saison, a bit messy though. Perhaps due to the yeast particles? Also the hops feel a bit ’old’.
deanso (5464) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle from de Molen shop.
thick creamy white head. Cloudy orange pour. Pepper in the taste. A good saison
TheJvd (898) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a small to medium white head. Aroma has some barnyard, citrus, spices, funk, yeast and fruitiness. Taste has citrus, some barnyard, funk, spices and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo.
rikstar (807) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,25l fles bij drinks en gifts vandaan. Goudgeel met een snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur is fris met citroen en gras. Smaak is tikkeltje wrang gras en citroenschillen, in de mooie volle nasmaak ook nog peper. body is medium. Aangenaam hoppig karakter met een fris fruitzuurtje. Nice
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 250 ml at Tape, Arnhem. Into a snifter. ABV 7%
Golden bright orange colour on the body, thin line of white foam, with low retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass.
Aroma of citrus, barnyard, light manure, yeast.
Taste is of citrus, flowery, with lemon peels, very bitter from the first sip.
Medium body, good carbonation with a bite at the end, very dry and tart on the palate.
Good beer even if at moments seems harsh and too bitter.
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color. lemonaroma. Firm grassy hopbitter flavor with lemon. Grassy aftertaste. Less complexity as the Columbus version, but nice to drink.
MrHangover (2539) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ tasting, shared by Benzai. Pours a medium golden hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity, yeasty, touches of barrel. Flavor is medium sweet, light yeasty and touches of pineapple in the finish. Short sweet finish. Decent.
DutchDrebus (4152) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottleke @ benzai. Hazy pale yellow colour with a small white head. Smells fruity, fresh, apricot, peach. Tastes fruity, fresh, peach, nice. Thin to medium body, crisp carbo.
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and MrHangover. Pretty hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is nicely citrussy, orangepeel, barnyard. Taste is quite similar: lightly yeast, citrussy, orangepeel, lightly barnyard. Average to medium body and carbonation.