brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright, golden spice & hop character. Perfect amount of juicy hops accent the saison base. Foamy, frothy white head. Solid.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting stuff here. POured a very hazy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroam was of hops, mainly orangey and citrusy, some grass, brett, mild funk, more brett, did I mention brett?. Flavor was similar, huge in your face of brett and hops, mild oak and mushroomy character. Pretty solid.
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75lc bottle from ølbutikken, 99dkk - cloudy yellow, smooth white head.Slightly yeasty aroma, also very hoppy, flowery hops, us hops, dough. Not overly agressively hopped though, for an american. Very nice exotic fruity flavor, some yeasty notes, some sweet malts, some us style hops, flowery and exotic flavor in general, with this dry bitter hoppy backgroup. nice one, although i’d never call it anything like saison, judging by the flavor.
humlelala (880) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(privileged to enjoy this on tap @ Mikkeller & Friends) Pours a semi-clear golden with creamy white head and quite lively carbonation. Impressive retention, beautiful lace and impressive regeneration. Aroma is pleasantly fresh hops with initial notes of passion fruit and lychee, which after a while give way to make room for what seems like a subtle, peppery saison yeast note with hints of pickles. Very yummy. Quite equally delicious on the palate: slightly prickly, good body without bring too full, oily texture and a dry finish that emphasises driness and the saison flavour. Very much to my taste with forward hops, dry finish and the nice finishing saison twist. Best saison I’ve yet tasted.
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Aroma of new mown hay. Puffy white head over clear orange body. Light carbonation flavor is classic saison with a clean finish.
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle shared at thw Watford tasting. It pours a hazy apricot color with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, grass lots of apricots. Taste is balanced between the hoppy fruity notes of apricots and the zingy dryer notes of farmhouse and brett. Medium body with good carbonarion. Very good and very enjoyable.
Valgreen (459) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Jensen, thanks Simone. Cloudy orange, big white head that settles nicely, nice lacing. Aroma, peach, orange, orange peel, mango, malty, yeast, wheat. Taste, fruity, hoppy, peaches, mango, mandarin, yeast, wheat, . Fruity, peaches, wheat aftertaste. Do love. Dry mouth feel, soft carbonation. Love this beer.
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a fluffy head. Aroma is all funk, citrus, zest. Dry with tiny hints of bitterness. Refreshing, lemony with a dry finish. High drinkability. Awesome.
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque orange with a pillows white head and lots of lacing. Musty white grape and apricot aroma. Taste is dry, hoppy, orange peel balanced against candy sugar. Dry finish
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at Watford tasting, Thanks to Matteo for this one. Aroma is really fresh in your face juicy fruit hops with lychee, canned pineapple and midget gems. Sight hint of sorachi ace lemon funk in there as well Very nice. Hazed vibrant orange pour with a persistent white frothy head. Flavour is clean sweet honey malt and grassy, fruity hops. Light parfumme. Assertive bitterness, but clean and balanced. Grainy palate, med high carbonation. Very tasty stuff.