minorthreat (20) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served from C&C bottle to snifter. Hazy orange hue with nice pillowy head. Smells of vibrant peaches, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is bright peachy-sweet orange peel, slight pepper and funk, awesome. Clean and refreshing on the palate. Just a stellar beer, one of the best saisons going.
cbfobes (1671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by drowland, thanks Danny! Pours a clear gold with a thick white head and lacing, the aroma has a really nice citrus touch mixed in with some brett and spices, pretty interesting on the nose, the flavor has a little bit of funk mixed in with hops and brett in the flavor, really dry finish as well, nice mouthfeel though, good stuff.
mikedR (355) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very interesting and unusual saison. Quite fruity and to a lesser extent hoppy aroma; the former strongly wafts, too. Flavor is tropical fruit on a nice Belgian saison malt base. Some saison pepper notes detected, but really the kick is all hops. They linger, and provide a nice and slightly bitter finish. The unusual aspects of this one to me are the abundant tropical fruit and hop flavors. Recommended!
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thornecb (3638) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Tangerine, mango, papaya and funk aromas. Dry with sweet summer pit fruit and tropical fruit front to back. Lasting citrus and resin finish.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #64. Lightly hazy dark golden color with a white head. Light barnyard and funk. Nice hop character, light citrus with a bit of funk. Nice stuff, very well put together. (2732)
Vaiz (2680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy golden pour. Aroma is fruity, peach, tangerine, resin, floral, pine hops. Very fruity. Flavor is sweet hoppy, very smooth. Nice brew, but a bit on the sweet side.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white creamy head. Aroma is rather strong with mandarin orange, floral hops and grass. Flavour of caramel, tart citrus, weak floral hops, dry hay and dry fruitiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and slick mouthfeel. Aroma is rather hoppy and aromatic, but flavour is sort of weak.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, some grass and orange peel. Some faint yeast notes too. Very nice and appealing aroma. Flavor of citrus, apricot, hops and caramel. The taste is a bit mellow compared to the great aroma. Not as bitter as one would expect. Still very nice and refreshing brew.
tiong (2237) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ Super IPA tasting
Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fresh exotic fruits, grassy hops, citrus, lemon and yeasty notes. Taste is smooth, hoppy and slightly yeasty with notes of exotic fruits, farmyard, citrus and lemon. Finish is a bit malty and yeasty with some tangy fruity notes. Massively hoppy and fruity, but not very bitter. Still quite balanced and tasty. Nice belgian ale/saison for hopheads.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ olio, no BBE info
Aroma has urinal cake, some citrus, peaches, acidic tones and grass. Flavour has orange, some citrus, grassy notes, apricot, fruit candy and yeasty notes. Not the most typical Belgian blonde.