olio (6281) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 05.02.2013. BBE 05.08.2013.
Pours cloudy yellow color with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma of apricot, some citrus fruits, mild floral hops, hints of yeast and mild spice notes. An aroma surprisingly true to the style. Sour apricot on the flavor, mouth-drying hops, yeast and lemon. Dry palate, mild sourish finish. Decent.
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper, cloudy, thin white head; hoppy, pineapple aroma; tastes of grassy hops, pine needles, lemon and pineapple; chalky, mineral, dry and bitter finish; reminded me of Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra (and similarly very good) rather than any saison, but no matter; it manages to pull off the difficult trick of being both austere and moreish at the same time; woke up the next morning with the taste still lingering, always good when that happens.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy yellow-orange beer that has orange marmalade and tangerine flavours with earthy, spicy fruity notes followed by sweet lemon and slight woody hops on the very dry finish.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En botella.Saison palida un poco turbia,aroma moderado citrica,refrescante.
Nisse666 (4262) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thx to Craig, muchos gratias cons 2013-04-03 Edinburgh
AR: white pepperary, rhubarb
AP: hazy golden, wee ofwhitehead
F: over sugery, elderberries, brown sugar, tropical berries, goooseberries, tart, dry, heavy bitterness
cgarvieuk (14708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... strange floral peachy orange nose ... over fizzy ... quite wheaty ... banana ... zezty orange ... not me
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the brewery, 30/03/13.
Hazed golden with a thin white head that clears to a film.
Nose carries floral hops, spice, grass, orange pith, light pineapple.
Taste comprises orange sherbet, hops, grapefruit, mineral tones, spice, grass.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry crisp and refreshing in the finish.
A hopped up saison, not especially true to the style but a very decent offering none the less!
ACD (655) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy light orange with big and fluffy white head; plenty of lacing throughout. Aroma gives lots of peach, pungent yeast, blood orange, and grass. Taste showcases some juicy mango and tangerine before the yeast takes hold and dries everything out: lots of slightly funky Saison yeastiness, and dry white wine notes. Crisp and very dry finish. Lingering orange and citrus zestiness. Very good.
EdKing (1907) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours cloudy, opaque, dirty amber, thin white head. Nose is interesting! Fresh limes, pine, lemon, grapefruit, wheaty malt, touch farmyard, citrousy. Taste is citrousy lemon, touch sour yeast, farmyard, lime juice, wheaty creamy malts. It works. Very refreshing. On the tongue is citrous sours with yeast sours. Really works. Tongue tangy on the finish.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Murky yellow/brown pour, frothy white head that fades with thick lacing. Resinous, pungent lychee, thick mango and grapefruit on the nose, with some burnt candy sugars and mild barnyard notes too. Dry, slightly earthy, yeasty and a little spicy, with a touch of kiwi fruit and chalky minerality on the finish. Soft but full-bodied and fairly fizzy in the mouth. Soft grapefruit bitterness in the linger.