StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that immediately disperses to a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is strong with Belgian yeasts (but not saison yeast) and features key limes, cilantro, soap, some funk and mild spices that hint of clove. The taste (to me) conjures up urinal cake flavors and is a flavor I very much dislike. The palate is smooth and light with medium carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Hell no, not for me.
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Casey. Pours a cloudy yellow with large white frothy head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is strong yeast, funk, brett. Medium mouthfeel with nice wheat, brett, oak, and light dry finish. Very good.
Borup (5750) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, brettanomyces, hops, pine and spice.
tightslice (171) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Gusher! Aroma is mineral, hay, rotten fruits. Taste is rotten peaches, hay, some cheese. Very enjoyable.
mkel07 (3295) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 090814. Possibly the best Saison I have had. Soft white head covers a well carbonated golden amber beer. The flavour is full on and fills the mouth with tropical fruit, lingering long in the mouth well after the beer is gone.
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with an inch and a half white head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. The brew smells like yeast, hay, citrus (mostly lemon), pear, bready malt, and peppery spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some bubblegum, minerals, white grapes, and some brett. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth and it’s well carbonated. It’s a good, lightly tart saison. Certainly worth trying if you’ve never had it before, it’s a good brew.
PriorL (1725) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, citrus, dry.
TASTE: hoppy, citrus, dry, very nice.
stoutnick (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Cloudy pale. Aroma is tangy yeast, very mild spice, but still some brightness on the nose - lemony. Taste is juicy! Very nice mild spice, mild tang, very drinkable and sessional for a big saison. Perhaps a little too sweet on the finish (lingers), but not much citrus on the flavour which works well. Overall, a delicious saison here.
scottbmunro (4) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Thirsty Dawg in Houlton, MA. Nice summer saison that seemed to have all the right qualities. Not sure what those are yet but tastes like what I think a saison should taste like. Golden color, good carbonation, peppery and refreshing. However, I think the bottle might have been a bit old when I bought it. There was a hint of sourness that I'm not sure was supposed to be there. That and there was enough left over yeast in the bottom that I think I could have probably started my next batch of home brew with it.
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Cloudy apple cider body atop small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, straw, light Brett, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, hay, some spicy, apple, light lemon, funk/Brett. Light-medium body, fairly dry finish.
RussianDragon (420) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle purchased from Blackwell’s. Pours a hazy opaque bright golden color with a lasting white sponge head. Aroma is full floral bouquet of Belgian yeast, Brett, hops, tropical fruits. Flavor is same with barnyard funk, balanced saison complexity. Solid.