Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Theydon Bois Roma Pre-Nuptuals Tasting at Ma Che, 22/06/13. Thanks to Josh for bagging me this one.
Hazed light golden with an off white head. Good lacing ensues.
Nose is grass, citrus, farmy, yeast notes, spice, orange peel.
Taste comprises lemon zest, herbal qualities, pinch of spice, bitter orange, grass, farmyard, earthy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp refreshing palate cleansing finish.
Another great saison from Partizan.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery drunk at home. Well the pepper certainly comes through and a little ginger. Certainly spicy on the finish with good hoppiness too. Mostly pepper is what I get on this. Some almost soapy saison flavour. Enjoyable I felt.
Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Filmy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Spicy aroma has notes of ginger, lime, a peppery touch, cilantro. Taste is initially minimally sweet, spicy, notes of ginger with a soapy touch, later more dry and sourish, hints of lime, cilantro, in the finish minimally peppery. Refreshing, well balanced, maybe slightly too soapy due to the ginger extra benefit.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30th May 2013
Hazy pale gold beer, decent white head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Light yeasty start. Light floral tones citrus, orange and a little lemon. Whisper of peppery spice that really comes in to view in the aftertaste. Nice Saison if a little yeasty.
teorn88 (1656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with 1 finger of white soapy head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy, quite zesty with notes of black pepper and spices. Taste is similarly light bitter with some floral hops and grass, some yeasts and bread, little in the way of funk. Overall, extremely tasty and refreshing.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have consumed more than my fair share of this....Bottles from Partizan. It pours pale yellow with a large white head. The nose is earth, straw, dough, spice and light citrus peel notes. The taste is smooth, straw, dough, crisp bitterness, ginger, pepper, light zesty citrus and faint underlying sweetness with a dry finish. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Utterly drinkable. Brilliant stuff.
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours perfectly clear, yellow-gold, highly effervescent, with a large, pure white foam head. Lightly doughy and biscuity pale malts in the nose, hints of yeast, lemon, hints of sting suggestive of ginger. Light sweet flavor with further restrained, biscuity-doughy pale malts, touches of citrusy fruits here and there, background ginger. Light bodied with lively, mouth-filling carbonation. Clean finish with very light sweetness, mellow straw bitterness, less doughy malts now, further hints of ginger in the background. A very delicate but impressively nuanced beer. Great summer bevvie.
abemorsten (2234) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Sampled from bottle at Haandøl 2013. Misty pale golden with a white head. Coriander seeds, black pepper, kamfer wood, gooseberries and lemongrass on the nose. Grows in the mouth, then feels watery. Spicy and light acidic, light to medium bodied.
gunnar (4364) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Haan 2013. Pours clear straw colored with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit,citrus light grassy. Taste is more of the same, moderate bitter, very fresh, inviting taste,some spicy elements, ends dry, nice.
Inbreak (1112) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.05.2013, bottlesample @ HaandFestival:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, grapefruit, grass, hay, citrus peel. Taste is fresh, hay, citrus peel, grass, cardboard, wood. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.