madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd March 2013
Very hazy amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, crisp and semi dry. Lemon - lime base, mild milky sweetness and a good pinch of black pepper. Trace of perfumed spice. Finishes dry and tangy leaning toward mildly sour. Medium bitterness. Good stuff.
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral yesty zezty orange fruit ... sweet fruit zezty peppery orange ... light spice ... but very mellow
yngwie (12558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Haand Festival. Itís an unclear, orange colored beer topped by a dense, white head of two-finger size. Nice lacings. The aroma has a nice impact from the saison yeast, itíl lighlty peppery and fruity, with peach hints, some canned tropical fruits and a generic fruityness. Mostly fruity that is. Thereís probably a tad too much sweetness in the flavor, but it suits the beer very well, itís semi-dry and with a pleasant level of carbonation, finishing mostly fruity. Except for the sweetness level, itís a really pleasant one, wouldnít shy away from drinking more of this, thatís for sure. 130525
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy orange gold colour with lasting beige head. Saison yeast subtle aroma. Itís a decent standard saison. Full in mouth. Some bitterness on finish. Decent beer.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml ABM. Slightly hazy reddish-orange color, creamy off-white head. Strong white pepper and cardamon, a bit sour aroma. Medium-bodied. Pepper, cardamon, orange zest in the flavor. Quite spicey, almost Christmas beer like. Like more fruitier Saison, but not too bad.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London, picked up at the brewery. Pours very lightly hazy, deep gold with a fine, creamy white head. Plenty of wheat and yeast in the nose, hints of ripening citrus fruits, some doughy malts. Medium sweet flavor, some spicy yeast, doughy malts, light bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Clean, lightly drying to finish, doughy bread, dry orangey citrus. Solid saison. Great balance, very refreshing. Nice.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks!
Pretty much the same as the Galaxy we just had. Less interesting, but more back to back to basics. However, itís too much a cookie-cutter saison - just add 3724. Perhaps a bit yeasty.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, picked up from the brewery, 01/04/13.
Pours a hazed golden amber with a thinnish white head that holds up well.
Nose is yeast, light funk, farmy, lemon tang, orange peel, pinch of nutmeg.
Taste comprises yeast, orange peel, citrus notes, grass, lemon rind, light spice, musty funkadellics.
Medium bodied, soft soft carbonation, smooth as, pitched perfectly, dryish finale.
This is a top draw saison!
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Haand ōlfestival 2013
Pours hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, citrus, yeast, pepper and some spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long citrus and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. G 000-006. Bottled on 24/01/2013. BB 24/01/2014. Courtesy of VastActiv. Ta!
Hazy golden colour with small greyish white head.
Spices, mint, juniper, yeast and malt in the aroma.
Malt, spices and yeast in the flavour. Much more Saisony than the hopped version. Tasty.