dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg. Cloudy gold with white fuzz. Nose is lemon, chives and marzipan. Taste is full of marzipan, light summer fruits, floral notes, and marshmallows. Deliciously moreish.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed yellow amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet, grain, and sour funk. There are nice sweeter Belgian aromas of a banana and light citrus smell with lots of Belgian pale malt aromas. A yeasty smell is there as well as well as a good showing of funk, taking on a mix of green apple and hay. With these aromas, there is also a light smell of spice and a bit of sour lemon. Overall very inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruity flavor with lots of orange and a bit of peach, pear and apricot as well. Along with these sweeter fruits are some flavors of candied sugar and a sweet-and sour green apple taste. Right upfront there is also a light bready flavor which fades slightly as the flavor advances. While the bready fades, other flavors take its place with some yeasty and banana flavors joining the profile. Some spice flavors and a bit of lemon later come to the tongue and more toward the end a decent haylike and grassy flavor join the taste profile as well, creating a nice mix of sweet and sour-funk flavors to linger on the tongue at the end of the taste.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thin with a carbonation level that is slightly higher. The thinner body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the sweet and funked flavor of the brew, giving an overall very crisp and drinkable feel.
Overall – This is a quite nice saison with a great drinkability and a fantastic fruity sweet-yet nicely soured and funked flavor. Rather refreshing, crisp, and delicious.
mkaminski (21) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fruity aroma with some earthy notes. alcohol well concealed. tastes kinda grassy, strong presence of belgian yeast. very drinkable.
RickTheRick (375) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une mousse blanche épaisse prend ses aises sur un liquide blond et doré pas autant trouble que je le pensais. La levure dégage des phénols de fruits jaunes. Des céréales mielleuses, autant au nez qu’en bouche, sont également perceptibles. Ces mêmes fruits jaunes sont présents et s’agencent à un petit sucre bien agréable. La finale est longue et sèche. Un grand classique désaltérant, une des meilleures au monde dans le genre.
crlnts (294) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice wheaty egg-white head. Lightly hazy dark yellow. Aroma is spicy, honey, white wine. Cellar. Dry. Marked bitterness. Balanced. Very drinkable. Strong carbonation.
veceo (523) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden color, big white creamy head. Lots of lacing. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Aroma of malts, peach, orange. Medium sweet, light bitter taste with mildly bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and easy to drink. Great!
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30/V/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: XII/2015 (2014-574)
Clear dark blond beer, big fizzy aery white head, unstable, disspates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of orange peel, spicy, coriander, sweet, orange juice. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: spicy start, bit sweet, orange peel, pretty bitter, grassy touch. Aftertaste: very bitter, bit chemical, some alcohol, coriander, grassy, hint of orange peel, spices.
SimplySike (876) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with big white head.
Aroma floral, yeast, citrus, funk, hay.
Taste fresh funky bitter, bit sour, bit sweet.
Mouthfeel thin, dry, good carbo.
Rangi (580) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waves of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass is what I notice first. Big frothy white head that keep building, laces the glass nicely on the way down. aroma of hay, yeast and slight funk but all in a very mild subtle approachable manner. Flavour is mellow compared to aroma with the malt adding a nice softness to the beverage. Slight sweetness with some fruit. All very good, very drinkable and enjoyable.
Lele (111) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Non è il mio stile preferito, ma in complesso una buona birra. Mi sarei aspettato un aroma più avvolgente, tuttavia è chiaramente distinguibile l’erbaceo, il luppolato, ma anche un po’ di maltato. Nei primi sorsi, l’amaro è accompagnato da un maltato e fruttato niente male, e si distingue anche lo speziato. Quello che non ho apprezzato è che, man mano che vai avanti con la bevuta, tutti i sapori si attenuano lasciando spazio quasi solo all’amaro. Tuttavia, per gli amanti delle birre amare, è sicuramente imperdibile, ed è una birra molto dissetante.