Hansen (7067) - Assentoft, - JUN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-golden, unclear, with fine big head. Typical spicy, coriander, aroma. Flavor starts with the spicyness, but finish a bit more dry than normal.
arsol (689) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lys brun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter banan, alkohol og noe sitrus. Ganske mild i smak. Og også mild bitter avslutning.
omanson (34) - - FEB 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pas ou peu de nez, corps moyen, un peu amère, courte en bouche , finale courte et un peu earthy .
willisread (177) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from Masuyo in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into a snifter. Gorgeous hazy orange blonde color with a nice frothy off-white head that hangs around for most of the beer. Spectacular lacing throughout. Strong barnyard, wet straw, murky cellar, and fallen trees covered with moss after a light rain aromas present. A bit of papaya, coriander, cinnamon and peppercorns present as it warms to room temperature. There is a beautiful sour undertone throughout that becomes more prevalent after coming to room temperature as well. Mostly sour and peppery on the palate with an underlying fruit sweetness albeit minor. Long dry, peppery finish with a sour start. Superb farmhouse ale.
Westcoasttex (4) - USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
It had a fruity start but the aftertaste seemed earthy. Decent balance but not a fan of the aroma
danielyabu (1308) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
huge creamy frothy white head. excellent lacing. mostly lasting. sparkling hazy thick dark yellow body. aroma: light bread, heavy hoppy, citrus orange, honey and alcohol. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Inicialmente aroma lembrou pale lager comercial. Depois trouxe a memória a Dupont biologique, mas sem a presença de plástico, lembrando geléia de laranja. Dulçor de mel e laranja, com background de maçã. Campestre, mas diferente da saison tradicional. Leve presença de plástico (proveniente de petróleo) no paladar, mas nada que prejudique as nuances principais da cerveja. 110 s
Senka (800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. A strange combination of sour beer, a lager and some hoppy ale. Slightly cloudy, pale golde with frothy head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of banana, orange, lemon and yeast. Mixed feelings. Expected much more WOW effect. Should try it in a bottle.
gorkogrlo (192) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours yellow color, actually clear. Big white head which lasts. In aroma beside classic brett smell notes are some vanilla notes also. Flavor: wow very easy going. Vanilla, pepper, grape (brett) notes. Some hops Really good. Extremly drinkable. I can drink this all day.
Fashawn (252) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birra bella bella e buona. Naso complesso e rustico, come da tradizione, con cereali, erba e terra, oltre a frutta a polpa gialla. In bocca frutta fresca, mele e pere, grano e scorza di pane, cereali, tante bollicine e taglio finale secco all’erba appena Tagliata. Gran bella birra.
AlbusDumbledor (17) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bread, cereal, grass, cheese, Apple. pale, golden, hazy, rocky head, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, long finish, astringent,
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 Originally called Saison Dupont Vieille Provision, this classic beer can be regarded as the archetypical saison; fell in love with it more than a decade ago, so time to revisit. Hazy orangey blonde colour under a dense, moussy, off-white, extremely stable head - I recall leaving a glass unattended for over an hour, coming back and finding its head still firmly sitting over the beer, as if nothing had happened. Aroma of all the ’barnyard’ things one would expect from the style: wet hay, rotting grass, fried egg, green pear, damp cellar, yoghurt, prosecco, vanilla, bitter honey, sweat, lemon zest, fish fumet, peanuts, green beans, weeds, apricot, gooseberry and - to my surprise - a faint hint of H2S. Vivid, crisp and complex onset of sour berries, crabapple, refinedly sweet melon, vanilla and mango, with a sharp, minerally carbonation and a relatively strong sourish flavour of dried lemon peel; apart from the shy, brief honeyish sweetishness opening the palate, this is dry from the start, evolving into a rich and complex ’Belgian’ yeastiness with white pepper and dried ginger all around (though no spices have effectively been used). Towards the finish, it becomes even more dry, when the drying sourishness from the onset gets the assistance of a firm, drying, leafy, herbal, peppery hop bitterness and a slight hint of warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol. Generally speaking, this is the climax of quenching, drying, appetizing summer ales and in that sense this does embody the essence of the saison style, which American craft brewers are apparently trying to master. I do not like to reduce a whole beer genre to just one brand, especially in this case, but anyone claiming to understand the saison genre without being familiar with this, is simply talking crap. Saison Dupont, using its own yeast culture since the 19th century, remains a landmark on the Belgian beer map. I have admired this brewery ever since I got to know it and so far, it hasn’t let me down. In short: crisp, sourishly dry, yeasty with a hint of sweetness at the start and bitterness in the end. A Belgian monument, and a must taste if you’re into craft beer culture.