Maltser85 (337) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep yellow gold color with a slightly off white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is slight apricots, slight pepper, slight malt. Taste is slightly more, but not much, slight citrus and slight barnyard. Finish is slightly lingering. ABV is only slightly existent at 7%. Body is dead on. This beer is slightly awesome....and thats great.
Psytron (1500) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of sour apple, mead. Yellow-orange colour, high white head. Aroma of fruit, some yeast, white wine. Finishes with apricot. Starts off sour, finish is slightly sweet. Rather nicely balanced, albeit a bit too yeasty. Light body, sharp and wild carbon, slightly muddy palate. Overall, mixed feelings.
rosenbergh (8117) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. 8%. (Texas Wine & Spirits) Carlsbad, CA.
Hazy yellow colour with a small white head.
Farmyard, Belgian yeast, basement, tart citrus and bitterish hops in the aroma. Wow! The flavour is tartness, citrus, yeast, basement and hoppy bitterness. Very tasty. A great beer.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. I got a strong band-aid note initially, but most of it went away with a little time in the glass. Taste of lightly tart lemon, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, hay, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp yeast/fruit/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited saison style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. The initial aroma off flavors were offensive at first, but everything turned out really enjoyable overall.
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky gold, large white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of dust, salt water, peach/apricot, grain. Taste is lightly tart, fruity, dusty, lightly salty. Palate is dry, higher carbonation, tart finish.
Bricktop86 (605) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is champagne and apricots. Taste follows nose
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden hue with lasting fizzy head. Lemony acidity with husky and biscuity malt backbone. Very slight yeast notes which disappoints and could have taken this to another level. Still this is nicely drinkable and not overly tart, just not all that Saison like IMO. Finally got the apricot claimed as it warmed.
ddemmingjr (753) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- pour hazy pale yellow, bright white huge head that persists. Nose of funky yeast, slight barnyard, some apricot, cracker and grass. Slightly tart and not as funky as you'd expect but quite tasty. Some residual sweetness keeping this closer to a traditional saison as opposed to a funky beast. Classy and drinkable. Solid mouthfeel
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GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ 500mL ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ $16 ][ Riedel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 4.30.15 ]
>> Full haze straw pour, great retention, thick white mousse. Excellent house saison yeast nose, fresh air, subtle nectarine, fresh bakery, plant. Taste is bread, dough, minerals, Palate is bubbly, dry, mild chalk, effervescent, refreshing. Not sour really at all, low to no fruit character. Apricot character could be from yeast esters only, not intense enough to make me think it was made with apricot.
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with frothy off-white head. Aroma is cereal malts, wheat, citrus, tropical fruit notes, white grapes, and spicy yeast esters. Flavor is dry malt base with great tropical fruit notes, soft hops, white wine, and tasty yeast esters. Medium carbonation.