bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Older bottle - 750ml C&C. Pours hazy golden, medium white head that has good staying power and nice lacing. Aroma is surprisingly Nelson-esque, lots of tropical citrus, passionfruit. Strong dusty basement funk notes as well, mushroom. Flavor is dry, quite funky, mushrooms and damp basement. Lighish body, high carbonation. This one has funked up a ton, but unfortunately in a way that I am not really high on. Still interesting but I need to try a fresher, and presumably less mushroomy, bottle.
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle into a snifter. Large white frothy head that lingers for a while, completely opaque flat yellow straw color. Nose is lemon, grapefruit, some wine character, barnyard. Medium bodied, medium carbonation moderately funky with a touch of sweetness, tartness and sourness as is warms. A supremely balanced beer, incredibly refreshing. Lingering finish of the nelson sauvin hops lemon. Very enjoyable.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and yellow with no head. The aroma is crackery and bready with a lightly-acidic vinous note. Full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is sweet and bready with a hint of white wine and a whisper of lemon zest. Yeasty bitterness in the finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is golde with a ice white head..Nose is spice, honey, grassy hop, farmhouse yeast...Taste is spice, stone fruit, some funk soft sweetness, grassy hop, nice farm yeast...
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"My my my...lovin the hoppy funky brews. More farm than just the traditional saison yeast. Tropical fruit and barnyard, finishes bone dry. LOVE it. One of my top few in style. Wish it were a little cheaper."
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Gold pour with a small head. Citrus fruits, a bit of Belgian countryside funk. Nice herbal hop character. Bright yeast. Soft straw and citrus. Somewhat chalky. Medium body, soft carbonation. Cool.
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. I really wanted to like this, being not far from my home town. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Big funky nose with some citrus. Taste is citrus, hay, barnyard, and funk.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is heavily hazed straw yellow with a tight creamy white head. Nose is heavy grapefruit juice, tropical tartness, tons of hop, notes of leather. taste has lots of grapefruit, moderately bitter, light body. Balance of grainy malt, faintly floral and semi dry with a hint of leather. Brett? Rather hoppy.
PriorL (2818) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, shared with and thx to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, hoppy, lytchee, very fresh.
TASTE: very fruity, little sweet, hoppy, very nice!
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled under less than ideal circumstances B.C."H."; dirty grey-straw beer. Hoppy nose, with exotic fruit, grapes and some cat’s pee; other grains, perfumed soap. Bitterish-wry, again other grains and wild fruit, slightly veggie. Bit of lunaria. Hopimprint less in the flavour than in the nose, that smacks of APA/IPA and Nelson Sauvin, rather than of ’saison’. Bit of grist-slick, light body, carbonation gone. Anything can be called Saison. Doesn’t make it Hainautois for that matter. Many thanks to the Vermeerschbros