minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Borough Wines. Initial hint of bubblegum, possibly from the orange and mandarin coming through, light citrus, very light chamomile and a floral, spicy character. Not bad, but certainly not their best Saison.
sic1314 (2421) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very light gold with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of sweet zest citrus, light lactose. Light body, quite lively, flavour of sweet orange, light zest. Dry, bitter finish.
Ragnampiza (179) - ITALY - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a Teku. Bottled on 05-08-2013. Pale light gold/canary yellow, pretty clear, with a small bright white head. The aroma is quite subdued: mainly white bread, cereals, a bit of floral hops and the typical spicy saison yeast smell, earthy and peppery. Some hint of dust/cellar notes as well. Again quite muted and delicate in the mouth, with light spices emerging during the taste, before the orange bitterness can be felt on the lips during the aftertaste. The finish is not very long, and slightly tart and peppery, with a tiny bit of astringency. The body is ligh without feeling watery, and the carbonation is quite lively, as expected. Extremely dry, actually one of the most dry beers recently encountered, which is a feautre that I personally love.. For such a low ABV beer, I’d say it’s very well executed.
mR_fr0g (1795) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from Cotteridge Wines. Aroma is nice floral, orangem pale pils malt. Yellow, straw coloured pour with a persistent white foam. Flavour is clean pils malt, grassy orange leaves, solid bitterness and crisp finish. Palate is crisp and dry finish. Interesting and sessionable.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Hazy pale blonde, fluffy white lacing, slightly tart citrus peel nose. Full bodied, dry saison yeast, wheat spices, slightly tart note. Fantastic saison but no sign of the chamomile!
JohnRMurdoch (2886) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from BeerRitz. Rich golden yellow, good head. Sour lemon aroma. Orange tea flavour. Very sharp with dry aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is big sour citrus fruit. The flavour is medium sour with a watery weak acidic palate. Weak bodied with high carbonation. Fine for a hot summer BBQ, but not a classic.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared on a post De Molen NS tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, orange peel, yeast. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4506) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk.
Thin creamy white head. Hazy blond pour.
olie (21) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fantastic Saison from Partizan, who in my opinion make the best Saisons in the UK. This has their usual pale golden colour, very clean looking, Good classic saison yeast flavours, with the orange and chamomile subtle and delicious. peppery, grassy, slight citrus tartness. Delicious and refreshing!