VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. BBE 08/2015. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, lemon, spices, yeast, dryness and hops.
fraz (35) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Serving - Poured from a 33cl bottle into a TEKU glass.
Appearance - Medium lasting thick white head, fine bubbles. Cloudy golden-amber color.
Aroma - Medium intensity and medium persistence. Primary aromas of yeast and hop. Secondary aromas of lemon, grass, esters of fermentation. Spicy and earthy notes.
Mouth - Medium intensity and long lasting persistence. Slightly sweet and sour at the beginning, it has a quite bitter final. Proceeds fairly sour. Yellow fruits, coriander, lemon and yeast tastes. Low hops taste at the end. Medium carbonated. Medium body. Little to medium warming.
Overall - Fresh and highly drinkable. Balanced towards the bitter. The malt flavor balances quite well the sharp sensations. Harmonic smell and taste.
Beer and food - Fried fish, fatty fish, medium seasoned cheese, Italian mozzarella (better if is buffalo’s mozzarella), Italian typical first course pasta "Cacio e pepe", black pepper mussels.
corpsuckle (38) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is not my favorite saison, but it sure goes down nicely on a hot summer afternoon.
beertholomeus (380) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy golden color with thick creamy white head. Fruit, yeast, spices and malt aromas. Fruit, spices, malt and yeast flavors. Lots of carbonation and a light body. Tart finish. Very good.
hopmelt (75) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light golden, cloudy, big white creamy head. Aroma is lemon grass, phenolic, peppery, wheat, sweet pilsner malt. Taste is more pleasant than the nose, huge lemon, wheat, sweet pilsner malt, less phenolics, more lemon and noble hops mid mouth, mostly lemon on the finish. Medium body, lots of carbonation, slight spice, slightly dry finish. Overall excellent saison, very refreshing and drinkable, I could drink more of this.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden/amber clear, 1cm thick white head.
Aroma: Umami, hint of smoke bacon (strangely, but in good way), orange/lemon marmalade, peppery, slight tomato, earthy, mineral touch.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness.
Palate: Prickly carbonation, slightly astringent, quick finish, thin/medium body, slightly thick texture.
Comments: Very nice, left a glass lace.
dudebun (130) - GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all time favorite beers. My answer to the "if you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life." It’s fantastic, dry, very carbonated, a little stank on the nose but not enough to be off-putting. Little bit of everything going on but not in a bad way.
SlackerMads (859) - DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light hazy yellow with a large good lasting white creamy head. Yeasty, fruity, flowery, straw. Stars soft and sweet then some bitterness comes through leaving a clean light dry finish with long lingering yeast notes. Taste is medium sweet and light/medium bitter with a little warming alcohol. Quite full bodied, oily texture, medium carbonation. Complex yet very pleasant and drinkable.
574deadzone (766) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy straw gold with a thick, buoyant eggshell head that hangs around forever. Very complex nose involving spicy yeast with light clove notes, a touch of banana, noble hop spice, bready yeast, biscuit malts, light pine and grassy hop notes, and a touch of bubblegum. Lightly sweet with a fair bitterness and just a touch of tartness. Lighter bodied, effervescent and sprite, cleansing and refreshing, with a grassy herbal dry and lightly funky finish. Spectacular brew, so many awesome things happening. It’s somewhat subtle aromatically, but reveals itself in layers. The dryness is exactly what you want in a saison. Awesome.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer. Pours a hazy orange with a big fluffy white head. The aroma has flowers, fruit, very summery. The flavor has the fruit and a bit of sweetness but is well balanced with peppery hops. Finishes dry and clean.
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