ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via unknown at de Garde Summer Gathering. Get the fuck out! Not at all traditional, but incredibly impressive. Pours a cloudy golden color, not much head, body cloudy and turbid. Aroma slightly funky, some Brett fruitiness, but the body, wow! So juicy and fresh, this is really remarkable. FInish is a lingering citrus bitterness, tart yet dry. Stellar, really.
olio (7243) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours cloudy yellow color with a small head. Lemon, herbs and yeast on the nose, some earthiness too. Sourish fruits, rowan berries, gooseberries and citrus on the flavor, some mild wooden notes too. A weird mix of a Saison and a Sour Ale. Tasty anyway.
lusikka (6871) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh citrus, sorbus and freshly cut grass. Flavour of tart berries, sorbus, apricot, wood, brett and white bread. Mild lactic acid notes. Long sour finish. Far from the original Saison style, pretty close to a sour ale.
laiti (6719) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ tiong
Aroma has strong citrus notes. Also some tart, earthy notes and grapefruit. Flavour has strong lemon notes, grapefruit and lactic tones. Also some earthy tones typical to lambics on the flavour side – and sorbus. Not the most typical saison and rather weird but I seem to enjoy this. Could be a sour ale as well.
tiong (4498) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Summer Secret Santa 2014, huge thanks to ineedbeer!
Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of tart bretta notes, funky yeastiness, ripe fruits, spices, earthy notes and grapefruit. Taste is grapefruity, funky yeasty and slightly sourish with notes of tart citrus, bretta and spicy vinegar. Finish is sourish, tartish and citrusy with notes of grapefruit and funky yeast, hints of bretta and vinegar. Quite complex, tasty and balanced sourish saison.
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael!
The beer is straw yellow and hazy with a bone white head. The aroma brings hay, grass, floral notes, lemon. Great flavor. Smooth on the palate with herbal notes, lemon. The finish is gentle, with minimal tartness. Sunshine in a glass. Tasty.
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(FOFA 2014): Une belle saison agrumée et parfumée avec une irrésistible structure céréalière. Filiforme et élégante avec une finale sèche, légèrement acidulée.
dansac (107) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is it, perhaps the greatest beer I have had. The balance in this thing is beyond anything I have ever had. Moderately tart, fresh, carbonation is perfect, body is medium light, but it feels and drinks fresh. Funky, vibrant, absolutely delightful.
RussianDragon (568) - - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by yourefragile, thanks Moll. Pours a hazy dark golden/near orange color with lasting off white edge head. Aroma is Brett yeast, bright citrus fruits with lemon and tangerine. Flavor is same with bright carbonation and dry sweet finish. Lasting tart citrus finish.
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle via trade with bytemesis. Pours a hazy gold with some sudsy white head. Nose is really lovely, lemony, like a lemon tea, yogurt, lacto, straw, mild perfume, some lime, some dried herbs. Flavor has this wonderful and refreshing tart lemon character, grass, straw, mild malt, cracker, herbs, perfume, lime, some mineral water. Lightly tannic, lightly tart finish.