hawthorne00 (2212) - Melbourne, - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bottle with a label that made me feel underdressed, 11C. Pale amber with a large dense cream head. Vibrant aroma of apricot, peach, dough, spices, flowers, lime leaves. Bittersweet with firm bitterness kicking in straight away. Fruity, dough, slight tartness. Dryish bitter finish with lingering spices and citrus peel. More saison than IPA IMHO (certainly moreso than the Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison). Anyway, a really joyous beer. [4.0]
Growler. Oh, where’d it go? Heavier on the palate, sweetness and bitterness much more prominent. Nimbler in the bottle with spices and tartness playing a much bigger role. Much more IPA-like - and still pretty good, but more like 3.6. Leaving rating as per bottle.
Hooks82 (90) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saison ipa. Dorata. Schiuma abbondante e cremosa. Amara. Con sentore di lievito belga. Ben carbonata.
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Theydon_Bois (6480) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 21/06/13.
Clear copper golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is orange, citrus, hops, grass, farmy.
Taste comprises orange rind, lemon, herbal notes, grass, light spice, background hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with bitter notes.
Decent saison hybrid.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Open Baladin Roma. Body is hazy amber. Medium head. Nose is hoppy, bitter, floral. Taste is fruity, citrus, hops, oranges. Mouthfeel is smooth, sticky. Finish is bitter and of citrus. Nice.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Odore presentazione e attacco da saison, successivamente si sente la commistione con l’ipa, strana decisamente ma molto molto interessante e beverina!
Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma has sweet malt, some fruity yeast, fruits soaked in sugar. Unbalanced bitterness, harsh hops. Sweet malty fruityness. English style hoppiness. Floury.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Pear, caramel, and vague berries on the nose. Cloudy copper, thin yellow head. Lightly tart berries and dried leaves on the front. Finishes with a subtle kiss of caramel. Quite nice.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a very small head.
Nose shows over-ripe pears, sweet confectionery notes, doughy bready characters and soft floral hops.
The doughy note transfers through as a flavour unfortunately. Some of the fruit remains too. A bit of booze in the plain finish along with some sharp bitterness.
Could use more carbonation.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of heade medium carbonation deep gold pour aromas cumquart lemon grapefruit floral sweetness Belgian yeast sweet malt flavours spicy note clove phenols from the yeast medium bitter floral taste lemon orange grapefruit cumquart soapy touch like a Belgian ipa in tastehoney malt the finish floral lots of hop aftertaste sweet malt lasting bitter nice ipa
NBird (286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transparent goldy amber, pours a thick creamy medium head. A friendly floral hop smell with yeast scents. Thick and creamy and tastes hoppy,malty some caramel and some yeast hints. I’ve had about 5 of these, super nice.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. L1912. BB 05/13. (Roybeer) Milan, Italy. HHOKXII.
Hazy orange golden colour with big fluffy white head.
Grainy and floury malty aroma with lots of fruity hops and Belgian style yeast. Yeast, fruity hops, mild bitterness, mild alcohol and some sweetness in flavour. Delicious. IPA is pretty much overruling the Saison.