mr_h (3644) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - very cloudy brown, thin beige head, fruity nose, deep berry almost lambic flavour, mild traditional hop aftertaste
jamestulloch (2135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gift from Andrew. Hazy chestnut brown with a thick beige head. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of blood orange, steel and sticky mango. Flavour of toffee apple, orange zest, grapes and caramel. Medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Not what I was expecting but I really enjoyed this raw, hoppy Saison.
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Fire & Ice, Narberth. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Nice rosy, fruity saison with a light peppery finish. A decent different take on the style.
zacgillbanks (3200) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinomondo, Conwy, Wales. This cloudy copper coloured beer pours with a large foamy white head. It has a bitter orange and spicy lemon flavours, earthy and woody notes with red fruit, chocolate and tart pineapple on the creamy finish. Very nice!
leebotton (312) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a reasonable head. Aroma is wheaty - sulphurous with some obscure roast character lurking in the background. Flavour is wheat like again with crispy chocolate tones
Mr_Pink_152 (1924) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint from the Raven, Bath, and very nice it was too. Deep hazy chestnut brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma has wheat and a rich yeasty sweetness, with a touch of spice. Taste is bittersweet.
AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grain malts, some grass, some yeast. Appearance: hazy amber, small, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, yeast again, light bitters coming up, medium body, fine carbonation. Overall: interesting Saison, quite malty. Pint at The Champion, Bayswater.
AshtonMcCobb (3934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - hazy brown with an orange or red chink. Nice head.
Nose - toffee and minerality running underneath.
Taste - same again. I guess the saison yeast is causing the mineral notes.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy mineral texture and a long dry mineral finish.
Overall - interesting and quite good.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the haymarket. Pours hazy brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of toffee, liquorice, light yeast. Taste is smoky, dry, light bitterness. More toffee at the end. Nice.
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. Very dark black in colour, thin white head. Interesting beer, initially a bit hot boozy, some interesting yeast I guess, herbal hoppy flavour, some licorice, blackcurrant, hint of caramel. Not perfect but enjoyable.
JoshRaburn (56) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and fresh tasting. Has a very earthy, interesting hop flavour - for some reason makes me think of twigs and bracken and such. Good malty base to back it up. I’m not sure why ratebeer rates this one so low - possibly because in character it’s more like a British bitter than what is usually called "Saison"?