Rasmus40 (17797) - 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_ (4553) - 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 (18322) - Göteborg, 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.
DSG (12153) - 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 (6375) - 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 (3830) - 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 (9367) - 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 (1491) - - 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 (1012) - 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.