Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon, Belgium, 12 Fl. Oz. Bottle.
Pours a very delicate straw colour. Very clear beer, with a nourrished carbonation which creates a nice head.
The aroma is quite interesting. There is a mixture of fruity citrus with important notes of barley.
This beer is very refreshing ! Citrus, lemon zest and fruity aromas are present which end up at an nice finish, not too long, but not too light on a sweetish citrusy taste.
Overall, this beer is quite an interesting idea. A farmhouse ale, made for summer days. It is actually mid winter right now, be I have a piece of summer beer in my hands !
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at craft clerko. Aroma is nice zesty funk, lemon, straw, pineapple Brett, little orange peel and light funk on the nose as well. Light hazed yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Flavour is nice clean base malts, little earthy straw, lemon zesty citrus, light earthy, fruity funk. Palate is medium light, effervescent carbonation. Nice beer.
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pretty hazy straw yellow with about a finger of off-white head. Aromas of lemon lime citrus, floral, light funk. Tastes of lemon lime citrus, zesty citrus peel, floral notes, herbs, subtle funk. Medium body with a dry finish.
hopwine (577) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy, very light straw. Huge lime hop flavor, balanced by a delicate sweetness that yields a flavor strikingly similar to key lime pie. Further confirms Prairie’s world class status for me.
Jur (458) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, SF.
Hazy dark yellow, faint white head. Citrus, mild farm nose, little pissy. Zesty, hay, not too dry finish. Some funk. Fresh and quite crisp. Like it.
Jow (2850) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours very hazy light greenish yellow and a sudsy head. Nose is citrus and yeast. Tastes very yeasty, of lime, peach, hint of honey dew, hay, some funk. Dry palate. Certainly something quenching after farm work.
JDBaker11058 (1624) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: cloudy lemon yellow, with a huge, thick, creamy bright white head that shrank slowly but left a cap about three millimeters thick. Aroma: bright citrus, with a surprising key lime note, some lightly toasted barley, and a nice hit of soft funk. Taste: slightly sharp on the first sip, from the lime and orange rind citrus; this quickly melds into a firm, crackery malt middle supplemented by honey and white grapes, which is in turn followed by a strong, earthy barnyard funk that was almost a little salty. Finish: the citrus lasts a while, becoming slightly tart and slightly sweet and a bit peppery, with that funky-salty-malty note holding on just shy of that; palate is zingy and feels very fresh. Notes: I’m not going to say it was the best American saison I’ve ever had, but it was certainly near the top. Gratified to see, after drinking this, that the style of hops are known for lime characteristics. Almost second guessed myself. Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop and drunk at home. First beer of 2015. Hazy pale gold lasting white head. Saison aroma, some spice, some orange some soap. Somewhere between a saison and a Belgian Wit bier. Reasonably hoppy and tastes fresh. Bit over carbonated. Very drinkable. Quite simple but it does it all well.
ContemplateBeer (1788) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Aroma: Lemony, cheesecloth nose indicative of many Saisons; light rosemary and hay. Appearance: Hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head that settles into a slightly bubbly skin. Flavor: Lemon tartness lingers on the tongue throughout; very quenching and pleasant. A bit more herbal toward the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: A little simple, but very nice. Has a Limoncello quality about it.
VsXsV (3001) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Draught at Flying Dog Stockholm. Clear deep golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, bread, funk, butter and sweat. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, pine, light dried fruit, dirty funk and light diacetyl. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but buttery. Think the diacetyl is due to dirty tap lines, which is sad. 6/4/6/4/14 -> 3.4
Re-rating 2015-02-05. Draught at VilleValla Pub. Same appearance as before. Aroma has no trace of butter. Funky, citric, exotic fruit and mineral. Great. Taste is dry, light sour and light bitter with notes of citrus, lemon peel, fruity brett and light barnyard. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Much better. LOL, a few students can keep their keg lines cleaner than importer sponsored "professionals"...