SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this!
A- Body is a murky, nearly opaque dirty golden hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head.
S- Nose is that of a classic, very well done Saison. Lots of floral hops, some spicy yeast, a little bit of funk, and a hint of lemon.
T- Lots of floral hop flavor comes through initially with a load of spicy yeast and pepper. The finish is quite dry. Left to linger is a hint of lemon as well as an essence of spice and a lot of floral hop bitterness.
M- High carbonation and a body that is lightweight and rather dry.
D- This is an awesome hoppy, spicy saison. One that I wish I had available to me all of the time. Great example of one of my favorite styles!
Serving type: bottle
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
lots of bad funkiness. tastes like V8 from a tin can. i am assuming this is not typical, and must be a bad batch or bottle.
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, fruit, malt, and peaches, as well as lighter notes of yoghurt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, yoghurt, peaches, and lemon.
Geokkjer (5745) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours golden orange with white head.Aroma of yeast , spice ,malt ,caramel and some alcohol.Flavor is malty and spicy with a nice subtle yeast note.Medium body ,lively carbonation.Really nice saison with a lot of subtle flavors.
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a coarse, two-finger beige head over a slightly unclear golden body. Fruity, yeast nose with a whiff of funk, some alcohol blends in. Pleasant resiny, peppery hops too. The flavor has a faint funky touch, but is mostly fruity. Some yeast, spices and a chalky touch. Good bitterness in the end. Full-bodied and over-carbonated, slightly warming, at least much more warming than I would expect from a beer at 6.5%, but I guess there has been some fermentation going on in the bottle. A beer that is too warming and carbonated, but it’s tasteful and quenching, and a nice experience. 101008
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours hazy gold with a modest, off-white head. Fruit and malt nose with light spices and yeast. Fairly sweet flavor light bread and spice. Faint bitterness. Medium bodied with fairly effervescent carbonation. Finishes with mild fruit notes, dry and lightly bitter. Nice.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle. Poured clear light-medium golden with a fluffy white head. The aroma picked up a hit of oxidation paired with sour floral notes and lemon rind.. underlying malts gave a little bready character, but were for the most part nondescript.. dry, earthy spices accented.. just OK. The flavor found the same bland malts at the core, joined by a pinch of honey.. sharper on the edges with sour lemon rind, white pepper, and coriander.. hot and cloying on the finish. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate that clashed with the aforementioned sharp stuff.. didn’t come together well for me.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a very hazy straw color with a big white head on it.
S: There are a lot of fruit notes coming through on the nose. Some tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, along with a solid citrus character. A nice mix of floral, yeast, and bread aromas as well.
T: Again, a lot of fruit comes through right off the bat. Pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, and mangos provide sweetness and a bit of a tang. A subtle spice note along with the usual bready malts.
M: The body is medium in nature with a moderate carbonation.
D: It seems I’ve been on a big saison kick lately, and seemingly with good reason. Another nice beer in this style that was easy to drink and very enjoyable.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ML Bottle from a trade I can’t remember @ this point-Cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head. Aroma’s of wheat & yeast. Flavors of wheat, yeast, some candied sugar, some spice/colander, maybe some light fruit. A little bit of a bitter hop bite to the initial flavor, but it mellows quickly. This was an easy drinking, enjoyable brew. Long full finish.
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark gold with a tall white head.
The aroma is a combination of fruit, spices, and funky Belgian yeast.
Sweet and spicy flavor.
Very smooth. Good Saison.