Reid (2179) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml corked bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem.
Cloudy golden ale, with a large creamy,smooth white head.
Caramel,earthy,leafyleather, and barnyard style aromas.. interesting this also smells a little "skunky"!
Complex flavours in which the yeast esters are to the front, followed by black pepper and clove. Nice.
Good palate, well carbonated but feels natural.
Nice beer, but not as exceptional as i thought it was going to be
nerdboy19 (135) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very stanard saison with lots of fruity character in it. Very pleasant apple, pear, grape, peach aroma, some spiciness. High carb light body. Fruity and spicy but taste is more spicier. Very tasty!
wlf (49) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap:dark-golden with big white head, a lot of yeast in the nose, banana-weizen-smell, thick mouthfeel, lively carbonation, fruit and malt taste, slightly spicy, little bitterness
Beerowl80 (69) - - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy light yellow. Aroma of belgian yeast, cloves, touch of banana and hay. Taste is spicy hops with some light sour and bitterness. It’s not a all time classic for nothing. Good stuff.
Chandos (3) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The gold standard for the beer type as far as I’m concerned. Might be biased since it was also what introduced me to the Saison phenomenon but there’s not much out there that can really compete with this lovely dry beast of a beer. My default go-to summer beer for sunny days. Light enough to not knock you off your socks immediately (contrary to the more serious Avec le Bons Voeux counterpart). Yeasty, light citrus and herb tones, golden look.
MelvinKalksma (468) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, lots of Belgian yeast, herbs, spices, hops and fruit.
Very lively yellow/golden beer with a huge off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts and Belgian yeast; ends slightly dry and bitter with herbs, spices, hops and fruit.
HuskerTan (1278) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Mustard seed, subtle latex, floral, cucumber, subtle vinegar, spice.
A- Yellow orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Subtle spices, wheat, lemon, floral.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- This seems to be the standard judged by all saison. Quite tasty but I didn’t fall head over for it. Lots of nice floral notes and not overwhelming in spice. Very balanced.
aleksander9 (1058) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with big foamy white head. Belgian esters, citrus, earthy and ripe melon. Sweet, fruity, malty, pilsner, citric and dry finish. Overall: Session ale? Should be.
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft st Akkurat
Hazy yellow, white heavy head
Aroma of yeast,banana, apricot
Taste quite bitter, heavy and thick texture. Banan, slight sweet.
Strong wit feel.
nealblind (1402) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with huge, foamy head. Aroma grassy belgian hops, some pepper, rye, honey, ozone. Tastes tangy yeast some breadiness. perfect balance of dry and sweet. always delicious.
Rubin77 (485) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: huge, white, good retention.
C: hazy yellowish to gold.
A: flowers, grassy, hay, weed, hint of lemon, grape-fruit, honey-herbal, some dusty/dough, peppery.
T: grainy, grassy, honey-herbal, nice floral decent hops bitterness, dough, very smooth mouthfeel, hint of strawberries, spicy, medium body, lively carbonated, very good classical example of this style worth to try, very refreshing, 0,75l bottle from Match supermarket in Brussels.