mR_fr0g (7836) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Matteo for this one. Clouded dark orange amber coloured pour with a lasting beige head. Aroma is orange rind, Belgian yeast, bready malts, little spicy citrus, hint of sour. Flavour is composed of jammy orange, spicy citrus, bready malts, little musty airy stuff. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation, little sticky hop. Solid.
Scopey (11365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Matteo at Craft Islington. Gush! It pours murky brown with a thick, foamy light beige head. The aroma is soft, sweet, funky, peach, sour apricot, dirty musty, floral notes and some creaminess. The taste is crisp, tart, funky, woody, dirty peach, apricot, alcohol, must and spice with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and high, foamy carbonation. High carbonation detracts from the overall experience. Decent anyhow.
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Bottle via The Bottle Shop. It pours a murky Amber colour with a small beige head. This beer gushed massively. Aroma is sweet fruity and tangy with notes of peaches and caramel. Taste is also mostly sweet and tangy in the finish with more apricots lemon and almonds. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, tasty but sweet
Theydon_Bois (15553) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Islo thanks to Matteo, 21/04/16.
Hazed golden amber with a Decent off White head.
Nose is bitter orange, funky straw, yeast esters, light smoke.
Bitter orange, spice, funky, grain, tangerine, bitter citric wash, light yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy
bitter wash. Decent.
Leighton (17217) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Matteo. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy, off-white head. Dense yeasty notes in the nose, wheat, light caramel, ripe berries. Medium sweet flavour, a little body, with notes of grape, light toffee, berries. Medium to full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with more yeast notes, light caramel, bread, berries, grapes. Tasty, if a bit punchy.
Hammy78 (945) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with an awesome trade partner Weezel. Pours a clearish copper with an off white head and some spots of lacing. Nose is sweet, Belgian like, caramel, booze. Tastes sweet, a touch bitter, alcohol burn, a little tart. Numbness on the tongue.
Savage_Night (342) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 2013. Pours murky amber/Brown/orange with a thick ivory head. Head retention is great. AROMA: earthy funk, berry sourness, light/faint hibiscus, blended red wine, alcohol, bread, caramel, herbs, woody, spice, clove, peach/apricot, malty and floral/herbal hops. TASTE: earthy funk, light berries, spice, alcohol, caramel, hop bitterness, herbs, red wine blend, yeasty, hibiscus, clove, hop bitterness, woody, peach, citrus, plout, malt and other stone fruit.
deepeary (404) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 cork. Pours a clear amber, well carbonated, with off white head. Nose nose is tart, white wine, flowers. Taste is malty with fruity esters, white wine, bread, figs, prunes, candied sugar, . Dry tart-dark fruit finish — a unique combo. Strange brew, not like any saison I’ve had, but good no less.
AirForceHops (5665) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine, Tampa. Amber borderline brown color. Aroma is huge hibiscus flowers, candied sugar, and some toasted grain. Body is a tad thin on this one. The hibiscus is mostly all I’m getting here. Almost a old lady’s perfume flavor. Pretty high level of carbonation, not really my style saison, if you call this that style.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Will P in trade. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, little to no off white head. Aroma citrusy, with a hibiscus and a grainy yeast character as well. Body lively and a little dry, with a nice orange peel dry bitterness to the finish. Nice.