DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Dima. BBD 1/11. Clear reddish amber. Aroma of malt, honey, cardboard, a bit of fruitiness and grainy hints. Sweet caramel flavor with honey, cardboard, some fruitiness and a drier finish. Light to medium-bodied.
BlackHaddock (3177) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 75cl cork and caged bottle, best before 11th Oct 2009, drank Sept 2008.
Poured into four tulip shaped glasses.
Pleasant looking amber colour with a good sized off-white head.
Aroma reminded me of toffee and caramel, sweet, but not sickly.
Very little taste, it was fairly tart (unlike its smell) and very fizzy, so plenty of carbonisation in there. The body was weak, but it is only 5.5%. I must however say the last glass poured had so much more flavour and aroma than the other three that we almost had a bun fight to decide who had it (I won, because I poured them).
mile (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - faintly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, faint fruitiness, light spiciness (pepper, coriander). Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, light spiciness and light yeast. Finish is short to average, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, light spiciness and faint citrus with light hoppyness. Bit timid saison - could use more body together with more fruitiness/hoppyness.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Beersel.
Rated on 20100717.
Pours amber color with large head. Aroma of lemony fruits, yeast, spices, grass and mild caramelly malts. Flavor of fruits, spices, yeast, hay and malts.
HopfenWeisse (859) - - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from bierzwerg. Hazy amber color with small head that dont last that long. Flavor is sweet caramel. Easy to drink.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours transparent orange with a small white head. Nose. There is no easy way to say this. It smells like american macro lager. Wet cat food and spoiled malt. Not what I expect from a saison. Flavor is bitter and slightly sweet/sour. Metallic notes too. Mouthfeel is crisp and fizzy, medium length aftertaste. Hope this is just a bad bottle or something, I need to try it again.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dahlbergs. Helsingborg, March 2012.
Thanks to PeaceRich for sharing these. This beer surprised me, expected nothing and got a nice tasty saison! Soft and smooth aroma with mineral notes, wood, grass and cellar notes. Some distant fruity hops in the aroma. Smooth refreshing body and taste with apple notes and a soft taste of malt.
Grzesiek79 (2915) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cereal, bread, spruce, cheese, leather, barnyard, red, golden, minimal head, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Hermod (2716) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, BBE 12/2012. Poured slightly hazy amber with a quickly disappearing white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is light yeasty, fruity, earthy notes. Flavor is yeast, earth, fruits and hops. Quite dry finish with some light fruityness. Not that much flavors, but overall well balanced and very drinkable. Recommended. Would be awesome on a hot summer day.
Swaroga (1094) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 75cl bottle. A bit hazy and dark orange with a big dirty head. Nose : weak aromas of bread, grass and leather yeast. Sip : a bit oily with light but lively carbonation. Tastes like a deep pils. Definitely a very good pils with a generous bitter hops and with a royal head. It has a pronounced bread old bread like taste with a bitter hop ending. There is a bit metallic sour aftertaste. Overall itâ€™s an amazing light beer. I will buy it again and surely will be one of my best quench reliever when the heat comes back.