McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy but clear greyed yellow body and huge fluffy white head. Smoothly squeezed lemon and white pepper nose. Equally spicy kick to the initial taste but with a perfect figure of juicy hopped saisonage, pressurised lime and a sherberty core. Finish of tail wagging refreshment right the way through 7.3%.
Bottle, Ales By Mail
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Pungent aroma of freshly cut grapefruit, lemon and orange sherbet.
Appearance: Murky pale golden body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Large head that looks like whipped egg whites. Lively lacing. Excellent carbonation.
Taste: Sharp lemon, zesty grapefruit flavour and a hint of yeast. Delicious balance between the sweet yeast and the bitter, citric hop.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation fizz.
Overall: A fantastic Saison - a fantastic hop - a fantastic brewery.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 02.05.2013, BBE 02.09.2013 - Pours cloudy yellowish orange with a massive foamy head. Aroma of raw dough, citrus, yeast, spices and tart fruity notes. Taste is tart, spicy and fruity with notes of citrus, some crisp grainy notes and hints of yeast. Finish is sweetish, hoppy and spicy with some yeastiness and tart funky yeasty notes. Okay, slightly unbalanced but tasty saison.
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 02.05.2013. BBE 02.09.2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a huge frothy head. Aroma is very intense with exotic fruits, grassy and citric hops, some floral notes and some spicy yeast also. Flavor of sweet citric fruits, yeast, herbal notes, some earth, oily hops and hay. Somewhat heavy feel to it while still being quite crisp and refreshing. Very nice indeed.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... light haze ... bubbly white head ... soft sweet zezty oily citrus fruits ... little overfizzy ... little bitter ... soft fruits ...oily orange ... juicy fruits ... light peppery bitterness ...
daje (2782) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Hazy golden body with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, spicy yeast. Fruity and spicy taste, citrus, orange peels, mango, pepper, dry and refreshing with a crisp bitterness. A very nice saison.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy dirty golden colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet apricot, peppery spiciness and some herbal notes. Flavour of strong sweet apricot, citrus, pepper, smoked wood, yeast, white grapefruit, floral hops and a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied, foamy mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes warming, fruity, citrusy and rather nicely hopped. Slightly too stuffy, yet refreshing and good.
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a cloudy pale yellow beer with an earthy and citrus flavour, tropical fruit notes and a very dry, tart finish.
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Spicy peppery lemon citrus aroma. Similar taste but even more peppery. Fair bitterness. Nice.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 02.05.2013, BBE 02.09.2013
Aroma is full of...Citra. Gooseberry bush, some fruity notes, grapefruit and distant yeasty notes. Flavour has lots and lots of grapefruit. Also some gooseberry bush, herbal notes and hints of spices. Finishes with yeasty feeling typical to saisons. Foamy palate, too much CO2 here. Refreshing and nice, some harsh bitterness occurs on some sips though.