Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bread, yeast, light earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast, earthiness and light spice with a crisp dry lingering earthy finish.
malrubius (1709) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Table & Vine. Hazy caramel color with ring and lace. Mild grainy grassy spicy aroma with only ints of citrus and yeast. Sweet caramel honey with some mildly tangy peach fruitiness and medium herbal bitterness with some lingering caramel and spice. Medium body. Saison is a wide-ranging category and this is an example of an interpretation that does nothing for me. Meh.
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at When Pigs Fly. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is fresh baked bread, fruity esters. Flavor follows nose, with some pepper and clove from the yeast and a little grassy hop bitter in the finish. Very nice balance.
Ktwse (1994) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, citrus, light herbs. Taste is sweet, slightly peppery, herby finish with light citrus. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
ROBC3366 (650) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep goldenwith an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, citrus, spice and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. duration. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Saison
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SirLimpsalot (2135) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Basunen 14-8-16: ganska enkel doft med tydliga saison-toner. Smaken är söt, lite honung, ganska frisk. Fin balans.
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chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7%. Hazy amberwith big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spices and banana. Flavour is malt, fruit. yeast, spices, wheat, little banana, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.
Yorker (1190) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are Belgian yeast, spices, banana, and lemons - with a slightly dry finish.
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour is apple, malt, hop, yeast, fruit, pine, tropical fruit. OK beer.
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from May 2011, Batch 2 that I found hiding in my cellar. I do not have high hopes for what age did to this one.
Aroma is fairly fruity with a lot of overripe stone fruit, pear and red apple.Medium honey notes with some lighter pepper and grains of paradise phenolic notes. Light caramel and toasted bread malt notes.
Pours a hazy, copper orange with a medium sized, fairly thin head that recedes pretty quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit.
Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of honey character. Moderate notes of overripe stone fruit, pear and red apples. Faint grain notes of toasted bread, caramel and rye. Medium light bitterness and no hop flavor. Light phenolics. Hints of alcohol in the finish with lingering honey and red apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty over the hill beer. The honey notes from oxidation are showing strongly, but there is not any paper/cardboard character. Quite a bit of fruit character, but the malt notes have faded. As it warms, I pick up more bread and toast notes. Phenolics are complimentary and kept in check.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
25.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet yeasty, dough, sugar, flowers, yeast, hay, honey, weeds, grass, hints of dried fruits. Taste is medical harsh, cardboard, harsh yeast, flowers, almond essence, weeds, hay, grass, bark. Longlasting harsh bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Meh!!