3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 750ml bottle. cloudy semi-dark wheat colored body with a billowy and sitcky white head. strongly floral nose with a lot of potpourri, dish soap, wax, mango and peach notes; very yeast-heavy. the vanilla candle wax and tropical fruit esters begin to grow as it breathes, and though my first impression (cold from the bottle) was nice, as it arrives around 55 F there is an ester amplification. I have to say it’s more a design problem than execution. medium to medium-full body; medium aicd; strongly tart; yeast and chalk texture with a lot of gummi malt sugars. an abundance of tropical / fruity American hops appears through the ester cloud, but the core is bitter pine sap. even with a careful pour it’s all in suspension. perhaps you have to sit these bottles upright for a week to settle them out. so here is a beer that I would call more of raw unfiltered wheat IPA (wheat or not, the malt and yeast share similarities with Hefeweizen, flavor-wise) than anything I would call Saison. I like the effort, it has the fundamentals right to land somewhere in the area of XX Bitter (mostly pale malt, strong hop expression, Belgian yeast); but the use of American hops and doughy yeast turns it into a very bitter ester-bomb. the malt texture seems smooth by comparison to all of this, so it’s one of the things I like most about this beer.
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy pale golden with a tall creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. floral citrus, fruity berries and peaches, very yeasty - spicy dust, bitter greens, fresh cut grass, crushable bretts. lively carbonation, light body - oily; assertive and drying spicy-grassy-herbal finish. very nice hoppy belgian ale - a lot better than belgian offerings that is. fresh bottle yet a tad muted, but oh so enjoyable!
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy gold with moderate white head. Lots of fruit over lemongrass and grains. Great balance, with a dry finish.
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick fluffy white head that has great retention and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma is quite strong with this beer. I pick up orange peel, citrus, fruity, Belgian yeast, and quite floral as well. The taste is citrusy, orange peel, Belgian yeast, and some floral hop bitterness.
Minderbinder (2320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with medium-high off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, belgian yeast, fruits, flowers, some rusticity. Taste is of citrus, belgian yeast, bitterness, pepper, malt, earth. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Well balanced. Dry finish. Overal: Pretty good. Easily drinkable. Very nice as it opens up.
AndySnow (4502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, caramel, malt, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, hops, some yeast.
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm. Hazy golden, rich airy head. Generous mango aroma. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Mango syrup and grass. Some pineapplex pine needles and jam. Mid bitter finish. Superficial.
g_georgiou (335) - CYPRUS - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange body with a thick white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus, sweet tropical fruit, hoppy. Taste is medium sweet, hoppy but not over bitter, refreshing. Finishes dry and hoppy. Really enjoyed this one.
kambei70 (749) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bottle. A hazy straw color with a big, foamy white head. Aroma is pine and flowers with some ripe mango and a little lemon underneath. Taste is a little briny with straw and definite mango and tangerine. Some peppery spice and just a mild pine bitterness at the end. Leaves a little aspirin taste and feel on the tongue. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Finishes fairly dry and a little chalky.
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freretoc (1024) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 66cl, couleur blonde avec reflets ambrées, grosse mousse et effervescence moyenne, une attaque au nez très forte sur l’ananas. Très annanas en bouche aussi, puis fruit exotique type goyave. Continuité sur l’amertume un peu trop marqué sur le gain en fin de bouche.
Renobob (1087) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Bonne blonde corpulente et équilibrée. Bien parfumée, fruitée à souhait. Finale goyave et houblon. Cool