flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Utobeer, London (£3.20):
Yeast and lots of tart with some lemon and citrus notes too but the yeast seems to dominate. There is some spice and earthy notes plus a little clove. Initially this one was too strong with too much yeast coming through but soon settles.
Golden amber with a huge, foamy white head that holds great & leaves some lacing.
Tarty with some lemon and citrus coming through as well as the spice from the nose. A definite Belgian yeast taste that is coupled with some lighter fruit flavours such as apple and the like.
Strongly carbonated as a lot of the style seem to be. The beer has a light body and is quite tarty but also refreshing and crisp with a strong citrus tang to proceedings and the alcohol is well hidden.
A really nice beer with a good balance but one that must be given time to settle down first before drinking it.
shorlin (548) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For rating #500, I thought I would try this one which Iíve been looking at for some time. Initial aroma comes off as mostly lemon, but deeper investigation brings out a little funkiness. Also getting some florals in there. Appearance is very nice, a cloudy pale yellow-orange, with a white lasting bubbly head. Taste is so good! with some tartness, candy sugar, spiciness on the tongue through the finish. Palate is also perfect, jumps in the mouth, tingles, bubbles, refreshes, but manages to feel solid. Aftertaste persists nicely. A spectacular beer, and well worth the wait to 500.
ruigo (614) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 75cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). It pours a hazy golden yellow with some sediment. Nice thin white and persistent head. Aroma is light hoppy, light malt and light fruity. Medium to high carbonation with a light and slightly creamy body. Flavour goes from bitter to a slightly acid and dry end. Long... Nice!
dandeman (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Hay at first nose, accompanied by caramel, Candi sugar, jelly bean and other aromas derived from malt. Floral accents and fresh herbs are enhancing this aromatic profile. A good mix of old farm and sugar scents. Remarkable complexity and good strength.
Visual: Gold / straw, hazy, sparkling, with a thick rocky head, but fading too fast. Not a lot of lacing.
Taste: Attack comes from all fronts; from malt sugars to start with (caramel and Candi sugar), from sour notes like lemon to follow, finishing with hoppy floral accents lifted by ginger and spices like cardamom. great flavor complexity. Mouth feel shows a medium body with a sustained sparkling and a perfect balance. A perfect beer in all flavor aspects. A very wide palette. A style masterpiece.
TH28 (55) - - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is light golden and cloudy with a creamy white foam cap. Aroma is funky earthy, herbal, and barnyard like. Taste starts with a sweet malt that gives way to a slightly spicy character with a bit of tartness on the end. Also pick up some fruity notes of apricot and pear. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a little creaminess. Finish is a really well balanced with a slight bit of tartness but not overpowering. Great saison.
Vanz (116) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very earthy aroma, slightly citrusy as well. Light yellow cloudy appearance with large fluffy white head. Dry and fruity, just as the description says. Very drinkable, very balanced for the ABV. Good example of a Saison.
orange_3084 (67) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, slightly hazy gold with thick, long lasting rocky head. Sweet yeasty nose. Fruity marmalade aromas with hints of citrus. Taste is quite rich, but the palate is crisp and dry. Some spiciness detectable. Rich, but refreshing.
Armadill0 (144) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy with a big white head which vaporates quickly. Aroma has a repugnant earthy flavor. Some yeast and cheese too.
Taste has cheese, orange and herbs. A bit bitter on the aftertaste. Easy to drink but not very rewarding.
Garrold (317) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from House of Trembling Madness bottle shop, York. My dog had a good run round in the field earlier. Now heís sat next to me, snoring, and giving off a fusty, slightly sweaty, dog aroma. Which isnít entirely unlike the aroma of this beer. With lemons.
kbudd19 (243) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Number 200, what what..BOOM. Pours a crisp golden hue, with a solid backbone of lively white hollow head. Wonderful aroma of mild lemon, grass, banana, and wheat. Tast is a perfect mesh of the aroma, just crazy refreshing and goddamn is it ever drinkable. World class stuff...chika chika yea fake id fake id.