Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed at home in the company of Loz, Craig, Stella & Kids plus Jackie & Simon 02.08.13 Big thanks to Simon & Jackie for this one. Pleasant nose with a dab of sherbert. I thought the nose was a little sweetish which certainly showed in the mouth, good beer just a bit sweet, bit clacky, nice stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fins... Light golden yellow... Thinest white lacing... Dry zesty lemon... Over fizzy... Dry bitter lemon... Soft pepper fruits.
madmitch76 (12083) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Thanks to Jack. Hazy gold beer, decent off white head. Palate is light and airy. A little airy malt. Nice touch of herb. Light tangy fruits. A sweet and sour vibe here. Light finish. Not bad!
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - thanks to Jack.
Hazed pale golden with a thin off white head which clears edgeward and leaves a little spotting.
Nose is spice, grass, lemon rind, pomegranate, orange, spice.
Taste comprises grass, farmy, earthy fruits, lemon, orange pith, spice, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
A more than decent saison - London is getting better and better at this style !
jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ the brewery tap room. Light gold with a massive white head. The end of the keg. The nose is banana, bright Saison yeast. Honeyed apple and orange fruit. The taste is mashed bananas, white pepper. Spice.. Bright orange citrus squash. Moderate floral bitterness. Hints of menthol. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite nice.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the brewery tap room - London. Pours hazy yellow, highly effervescent, with a moderate, creamy white head. Sweet, doughy malt nose, some lemon, touches of pepper. Medium sweet flavor with mild bitter hay, white sugar, some lightly dried grass, yeasty dry dough, light tangy melon and pineapple. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with further sugary dough, light tangy melon, a bit of lemon rind. Tasty. Could use a bit more carbonation, which would cut into the sweetness somewhat. The beer sits a bit heavy on the palate and livelier carbonation would help there. Could use more assertive bitterness as well to balance out the sugary notes. Still, really tasty and easy to drink. Could be outstanding with a few tweaks.