Awktoberfest (287) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity and funky. Maybe lemon. It's good. I like it more as it lingers in the glass. it doesn't scream it's own name so that you'd remember it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopwine (266) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemon, peach candy aroma. Flavor is grassy, mild mineral, mild raw wheat, cereal grain, pear, hint of apricot. All around really solid, but failing to blow my mind.
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn)
Bright orange, brief large tight head, was hard to pour. Slightly vegetal saisony aroma, quite some sourness too. Fairly thin palate, a little bit of sweet smoothness from residual sugars, crisp-to-high carbonation. Simple pale grains, some breakfast cereal corniness, slightly messy and vegetal. Does cover 6% fairly well, but is a very dull beer. Finish leaves me with one of the sweet breakfast cereals I had when I was a kid, one of the scarier chemical sweet ones ("golden nuggets", IIRC).
Jorn69 (866) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Fruity and yeasty with hoppy and light spicy notes, pine needles. The finish is dry and bitter with fruity and hoppy notes.
lefossoyeur (448) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Nice aromas of white grape, hints of spiciness and a touch herbal and a light sulfur note as it warms up. Lively attack, pretty carbonated, medium body, creamy, pretty bold palate for a saison. Finishes on this white grape note which leaves some sweetness to the finish altough I suspect final gravity is pretty low, it feels like there’s some sugars left. Pretty interesting saison, well-made and defenitely drinkable.
HoppyBudgie (689) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Pours golden orange color with white head. Yeasty, farmhouse funk, dusty aromas. Yeasty, citrus, hay, farmhouse flavors.
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at sidedoor. Pours a super hazy gold, lasting white head. Aroma is full of mango, guava, creamsicle, tangerine, pineapple, faint vanilla. Flavor is super juicy citrus fruit, transitioning to a light hop bite on the finish. Really creamy & smooth. Light, smooth, zesty finish... Really nice.
M82 (269) - Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazed dark straw body sits beneath a resiliant frothy-smooth white head leaving thick, short, angular peninsulas of dimensional lace
Aromas and flavors or creamy, sweaty, tropical, lightly salted, pale fruits on a creamy smooth medium body with plenty of large soft carbonation, finishing mildly lactic and coating with apricot and pineapple notes rounding out to an earthy residual
12oz bottle of 2014 served at 45º into 14.7oz Stölzle Cognac snifter
suprchunk (2102) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of lemon yeast and malt. Taste in a malt and yeast.
dangjdangel (38) - - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful, unfiltered saison with tastes of tart honey poured an opaque gold. The first taste was just as good as the last. One of my new favorites!
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islay (1074) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-15-14. Smells very strongly of apricot as well as peach skin. Pours a hazy yellow / gold with a moderate amount of uneven, off-white / cream-colored head. Produces good lacing. The flavor also is strongly of apricot. Also some minerals and soda water and a light, dull dryness. Frothy in the palate. Medium body. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, not bad but quite simple. I do like apricot, but that is practically the only aroma and flavor element that I perceive.