Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not very familiar with this style. Somewhat fruity on the nose and into the mouth. Pretty good bite into the back of the mouth and on the swallow. Variety of flavors throughout. Will try this again come summer along with some other examples of this style. Pretty good overall.
ScipioA (291) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazed gold with a slightly off-white head sustained by vigorous carbonation. Tons of sediment visible but I left most of that in the bottle. Lemon zest, belgian yeast esters (banana et al), slight alcohol and slight woodsy funk on the nose make for a classic saison aroma. Flavor is delicious and complex, the funk increases and the malt adds a bready base. Lemon and banana continue. Soft and grainy mouthfeel is pleasant and refreshing. Easily obtainable and world-class saison.
orangesol (748) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at Shady McGradyís into a snifter.
A - Pours cloudy straw yellow with a nice pillow of half finger tall head leaving little wisps of lacing down the glass.
S - I donít think the smokey bar helped this one much. I could barely make it out but I got some light Belgian yeast, ripe fruit, earthy funk and a solid herbal backbone.
T - Plenty of Belgian yeast and earthy funk mix well with some nice light fruitiness and a tiny bit of light malt. Not as spicy as I thought it would be but it is still in there. Finish has lots of lingering bready yeast. Still one of my all time favorite beers.
M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A pleasant mix of chewy and dry in the feel. Finish is very chewy with most of it lingering for some time after consumption.
D - Pretty high. One of the all time best, I could drink a few of these on a warm summer day no problem. It is light yet still complex and very tasty.
maltman53 (314) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold w/ huge persistent white, foamy head. Lemons, bread, fruity esters on the nose. The palate is fruity w/ faint banana and clove. The finish is extremely dry and long. Overall, a very dry expression of the Saison style.
davidtjm (336) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is gold with a frothy head, aroma is citrus, yeast and banana. Taste is banana, malty with light bitterness in the background, fizzy carbonation and a bitter finish. Great beer
cladinshadows (44) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy and golden, nice head. Fruity, funky, bubble gum, spicy, and citrus aromas come out. A little light struck aroma too. Some lightly sweet bread. Flavor follows the aromas. Amazingly complex. High carbonation and very refreshing. Nice pilsner malt flavor balanced with spicy hops and lots of yeast character. Delicious.
Buczer (216) - Pabianice, POLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours golden, hazy with stable white head. Aroma is citrus, spicy, hay, grassy. Taste is slightly sour, spicy, bit malty. Medium body, average carbonation, very refreshing.
Yozora (37) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @House of beer, Krakow. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices, hay, toffee, fruity, cookies. Flavor is yeasty, caramel, cookies, spices, citrus, malty, complex and awesome daison. Medium body with a low to medium carbonation.
wvhoran (209) - Tasmania, - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Bergweg. I have had this several times and enjoy it a lot. It is a golden yellow colour with a diminishing white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus, possibly some citrus fruits that are unknown to man. The flavour is smooth, malty, citrusy again, and then a very distinct bitterness. Itís balanced, it has stood the test of time. Itís on the offense. Itís good.
Helsdon (150) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a clear gold with a finger of white head. Nose of Belgian yeast and hay malts. Tastes of a little bitterness, hay malts. Whatís going on here? Is it just me or is this beer not as great as the rating? You Belgians, what the word on this beer in Belgium?
gopherfan99 (434) - CROATIA - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours a cloudy yellow with a white head; has a floral aroma with some hints of citrus and yeast; taste is bittersweet citrus, yeast, and malt with some sourness and spices; has a dry finish; very nicely balanced beer