Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Hazy pale orange with creamy white head, peach nose, medium carbonation, blackcurrant and mango resinous hops, long fruity finish. Nice belgo IPA.
EdKing (1561) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewery. I got a bit saison jaded in the Summer and Iíve stayed away from them for a few n=months. However, this is a breath of fresh fragrant air. Clear almost pale amber, touch of light haze, big white foam head. Nose is a big hit of citrous lemon, bit of tropical fruit, light mango, crisp Brett yeast, grain husk, citrous lemon and orange, light farmyard star, hay and grassy manure. Taste is a rich bold saison, along the lines of Saison Dupont. Citrous orange and lemon, toasty grain husk, saison yeast, a lemon acidic tingle, straw and hay, light farmyard, Brett, alcohol. Probably one of their best saisons.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled on 28/06/13 - Pours hazy yellow with a large thick white head. Aroma of yeast, exotic fruits, grass, spices, citrus and farmyard. Taste is smooth, fruity, spicy, yeasty and grassy with hints of citrus and farmyard. Finish is smooth, malty and spicy with some yeasty notes and fruity hoppiness. Okay hoppy saison.
JKaranka (35) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow and cloudy, makes you think thereís egg mixed in there. Aroma is great: strong Mosaic (hops, strawberry, hint of blueberry, grass), honey and yeast. Flavour is very fruity, a bit crazy, with some spice, grass, fresh red fruits. Finishes moderately bitter with a long dry finish and a slightly white wine like quality. Itís good, but somehow the finish is not quite as clean as Iíd like.
RichardW (1306) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, beermerchants.com Big sweet yeasty fruity aroma, pours cloudy yellow. Soft and easy on the palate, on pouring the aroma was massively prominent, the mosaic can be picked out nicely (one of my favourite hops), and thereís a warming feeling in the chest. Great combination of flavours.
ghendrix (60) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (cool artwork!). Pours hazy golden orange with tall, frothy, white head. Head lasts forever. Fruity, spicy yeast nose with grapefruit and grassy hops. Peaches, lime and grain also. In the mouth thereís grapefruit, lemon, lime and floral notes up front, with peppery spice coming later with softer tropical fruit notes and perhaps pine. Itís fairly low sweetness compared to what I expected after smelling it. A short-to-medium length, medium-bitter finish with some sourness too. Peppery spice lasts well. Nice medium-full body.
JohnRMurdoch (2710) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow brown, massive foamy head. Grapefruit biscuit hop aroma. Sweet pine hop flavour. Big bitter aftertaste. Massive flavours. I am not normally a Saison fan but this is great.
Idiosynkrasie (2776) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Hazy yellowish golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy and yeasty aroma, tropical fruit like lychee, mango and the like, some lemon, lemongrass, grass. Taste is likely fruity, bitter hoppy overtones, a dry grassy touch, also a tart note between lemon and lime; minimally prickling, all in all soft carbonation. Excellent.
viktorvee (470) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Like a cross between a punchy IPA and a standard saison almost - a fat bouquet of tropical fruit and toilet ghosts, fades to a nice sour offish note, through lemon rind, dry chalkyness and more. Tart finish and nice hazy appearance.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home... Big foaming head... Soft floral juicy oily peachy earthy nose... Soft fruits... Juicy hop... Oily orange... Soft fruits