maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local Yamaya. Yeast! big time in the aroma; also a light honeyish caramel sweetness. Dark yellow-brown, with a big fluffy head, and a whirlwind of carbonation flying up. Initial is also yeasty, sweetish,. candi sugar; mid flattens out into a slurry of sugary paste; final is tingling and leave a bit of spice and bitterness. Too yeasty, really, and over-carbonated. Contains anise and licorice, but they are barely detectable.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buona! nulla di eccezzionale ma buona davvero come saison!
stevoj (1614) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper/amber color on this saison, thick creamy head with lots of sticky lacing. Poured into tulip glass. Aroma is faint, but taste kicks in with flavors of toffee and whiskey. Perfect for sipping on a Sunday afternoon...
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Bottle from Cellier des Arcades, Arras. A darker Saison of sorts, with a large biege head. Very floral aroma, quite impressive actually, like a good perfume. Flavour has a seriously deep, rich malt character with red grapes and a dry finish. Quite an interesting beer, especially as a Saison. I guess I’m not familiar enough with the style to know the variety within it probably caused largely by all the Ontario versions being glorified Witbiers (no offense OCB, but your Saisons are weak as hell).
Aniela (2296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 3 Små Rum, Gothenburg. Amber beer with a offwhite head. Citrus, malty, fruity and a bit sourish aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavour.
OllieBBommel (926) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, 25cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: amber. Aroma: tea. Taste: cold tea, some sweet. Palate: watery, not lasting. Overall: not too bad.
TET (1398) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper brown, a head is big and beige. Aroma of fruits, some sweetness, spicyness and herbal hoppyness; simple, but tastefull aroma. Taste is (belgian)fruity, some spicyness, hint of sourness and lemon, quite light taste. Light+ bodied, lots of carbonation, but that is smooth. Refeshning and zesty, great aroma, but otherwise slightly light and gentle.
Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 180712
_angst_ (2271) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 3 Små Rum. Pours clear deep golden with a big frothy and fizzy goldenish white head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet and tiny sour with plums, lime hard candy, hay, dry soil, cereal, lemon zest, grape zest, white pepper, overripe lemons and hints of barnyard. Taste is slightly sweet, very tiny bitter and tiny metallic with cereal, crackers, hay, white pepper, dry soil, lemon zest, grape zest, biscuits, orange zest and hints of wet leaves. Mouthfeel is slightly crisp, round and light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and floral with biscuits, grass, dry soil, white pepper and cereal. Quite refreshing.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Thanks to _angst_. Golden beer with a decent white head. Malty fruity perfume aroma, hoppy, spicy notes. Hoppy perfume flavor, spicy, grapefruit, citrus.