Niall73 (908) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 05/03/13. Cloudy straw colour, white foamy head. Wheaty, white beery, lemony aroma. Fairly light body. Very fresh lemony, grassy, piney, bubblegum, zingy flavour. Not big taste, but pleasant enough.
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013
Pale, white head. Smells of spice, yeast esters, pepper and light malts. Moderate sweet, refreshing, quite dry, some malt and yeast influence, some fruity tones from the yeast. Moderate bitter finish. A very nice Saison
tommann (2434) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours lemon gold with a medium head. Aroma is burnt farmhouse yeast with a little bubblegum. Taste is lemon and bubblegum with some burnt yeast.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sourced market st pancreas. Pale translucent yellow, frothy white persistent head. Aroma is dough, orange and wit yeast esters. Flavour is doughy malt, earthy spicy hop. Very dry finish. Refreshing summer beer. Reminds me more of a wit beer than a saison. There is a chalky, dirty hop flavour in the finish that I could do without.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and lemongrass. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long dry, citrus finish. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
gunnar (4738) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Haand 13. Pours hazy golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and orange peel, unidentified spices. Taste is mild and fresh, spicy and pleasant to drink.
Inbreak (1392) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 25.05.2013, tap @ HaandFestival:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, orange, hay, citrus peel, yeast, grass. Taste is fresh and grassy, a little watery, hay, citrus peel, yeast, citrus. Medium bitterness. Nice and fresh.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2012. It’s an unclear, orange-golden beer topped by a dense, small, white head. The aroma has some wheat and pale malt, citrus peel and the unmistakable touch of Belgian saison yeast. Faintly spiced in the far back. The flavor has some bitterness, just enough I think, as it’s quite dry, with citrus peel, pale malts and a little peppery twist. Lasting fruity finish. A very pleasant and quenching one, and it’s at a nice ABV-level as well. 130525
abemorsten (2430) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from tap at Haandøl 2013. Sparkling hazy golden body with an inch thick creamy off-white head that leaves laces on the glass wall. Black pepper, sandel wood, cardamum and spicy saison yeast notes on the nose. Most of the aromas are also present in the mouth which is fresh and crisp. Most refreshing. Light to medium bodied. Carbonation is wee heavy.
Sigmund (4665) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottled 26.03.2013. ABV is 4.6%. Hazy very pale golden colour, large white head. Rating otherwise the same. Original rating: Sample from bottle at Haand Beer Festival 2013, Drammen. Hazy pale golden colour, moderate white head. Strong aroma of saison yeast, but also orange peel and coriander like in a witbier (I don’t know if these two are actual ingredients here). Refreshing flavour, not too sweet, spicy with distinct notes of coriander and cloves, citrus in the background.