john_henry (116) - - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not exactly what I was expecting from a ’Sainson’, but never the less a very good beer. Supper thirst quenching and very quaffable.
MatthijsE (916) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. 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.
Alengrin (2627) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Du Bocq’s representation of the saison style, with thick, moussy, stable, off-white head and coppery amber colour with somewhat brownish hue, hazy. Fruity and yeasty aroma of strawberry, melon, orange, mango, mint, candi sugar, tea, pepper, sweet sherry, honey, leather. Fruity and softly malty taste, caramelly and nutty like a ’spéciale belge’, sweet spices (star aniseed), hop bitterish finish. Less earthy than the Dupont, Vapeur or Fantôme saisons and losing lots of its flair (including the ethereal spices) when aged, but still a complex, well-made beer.
mikske79 (1257) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een standaardsaison zoals het hoort te zijn. Niets baanbrekends, maar gewoon goed
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden colour, fluffy white head. Medium-bodied, fruity and refreshing. Lively carbonation. Shy hops in the finish.
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
29/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from De Bierloods / Zytholoog (Adegem) @ home - BB: 6/VII/12 (2013-1195)
Note: when I learned that this beer would be discontinued I tried in quite a few places to get a hold of it. Took me almost a year to find a bottle, and by then it was of course expired. Oh well...
Clear dark orange beer, fluffy aery white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, coriander, hay, bit sugary, candy syrup, caramel. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. TAste: little malty, sweet, grains, some citrus, bit spicy, coriander, caramel. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, caramel, orange peel, coriander, card board, but I’m willing to ignore that last part, because of the age.
EddyBeer1 (949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrée claire, pétillance moyenne-forte à bulles fines, mousse abondante et persistante. Caramélisée, un peu aqueuse, un peu amère, un rien métallique, un peu sèche au palais. Une Saison bien moyenne...
blackisle (915) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper, thin off-white frothy head, fizzy; sweet malty and fruity nose, caramel, floral; medium bitterness, slightly sweet, citrus; yeasty mouthfeel, bit spicy, light to medium body; in the dry mild bitter finish.
Travlr (13727) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of hay, light bread, earthy citrus. Taste is earthy straw, dry finish. Not bad.
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber coloured body wit ha bit of a bronze glow and a tint of amber with a thin tan oily head. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, metal, hay and grass - strong and pungent. Medium-bodied; Super strong pungent yeast and alcohol flavours with a big hay and grassy flavour at first and a big noticeable bit of grapes, cherries and medicine right afterwards. Aftertaste shows relatively pungent flavours with the hay, grass, medicine and alcohol notes the strongest. Overall, not such a great beer an definitely not a good saison - this one fits better in the belgie ale category, and even then - not so good. Neat to sample, but I wish I didn’t wast space in my suitcase for this one! I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 19-August-2013 for €1,99 sampled at home on this side of the Atlantic in Washington on 24-September-2013.