gunnar (5975) - 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 (2490) - 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 (14703) - 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 (3036) - 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 (5462) - 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.
Arve_Christian (3474) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Light golden hazy color, good foam. Good fruitiness, eukalyptus, citrus and floral notes. Medium body & complexity. Very high bitterness and some sourness- which together dominate the beer a bit. Very enjoyable
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Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good and easy to drink saison, great moutfeel, well balanced. good beer from start to end
Rob_D_UK (1137) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and slightly cloudy with a virtually non existent head. Bitter with some fruitiness, nice bitterness to the finish,
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ CPK, split with Colin. hazy yellow pour with a small head. The nose is of mashed banana, rich peppery spices, candied oranges. Salted melon. Roast. The taste is peaches, tropical mango, some general mineral and peppery spices. Herbal hop finish. Light body, pleasant sweet/spicy profile. Quite nice.
madmitch76 (16860) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st April 2013
Original version, green label. Very hazy pale gold beer, good white head. Light sourness on the snout. Airy, light and crispy palate. Minerals. Light zingy lemon and herb. Fresh and light minerally finish, semi dry. Pretty simple but tasty and refreshing.