Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at theFuck Off Massive Friday tasting, big back slaps to our host Bruce for sharing this one - where was the sound track for this one man ?03/01/14.
Murky light orange with a thin off white covering.
Nose is tarte apricot, light spice, hay, orange pith, Brett notes, funky.
Taste comprises tarte apricot, citric tinged straw, light farmyard, pithy citrics, hay, touh of funk and subtle Brett.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Decent saison but I was expecting more from this one given the ratings, didnt hold a great deal of depth, solid but no world beater for me.
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruces pad. Thanks again to our host for this one. Very hazy gold beer, bubbly white head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Slightly sherbet sourness. Subtle floralness. Sourness resolves in to orange - lemon. Nice mix of flavours and very approachable.
Scopey (8812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce and mega 2014 tasting. It pours cloudy pale orange with a small white head. The nose is funk, barnyard, some acidity, light vinegar, spice, straw, hay, apple, wood and vanilla. The taste is crisp,tart, apricot, sour peach, sherbet, hay, barnyard, some acidity and white grape skin with a crisp, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, tart and massively drinkable. Really rather great.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London during the First Tasting of the Year. Big thanks to Bruce for this special Saison. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white head leaving very sticky lacing. Nose is sweet and appealing - loads of citrus and straw, grassy hops, mild funk. Taste is lemony and zest driven, wheat/hay/straw are all present, a touch acidic. Very prominent citrus and tropical fruits, some apricot marmalade also coming through. Nice tart to this. Very solid stuff but I think the West Ashley pips this one
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London during the First Tasting of the Year. Many thanks to Bruce for this special one, pours cloudy, bright yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Gorgeous aroma, lots of lemon, mango, very mild funk, hints of tangy wheat. Light sweet flavor with playful lemony sourness, mild citrus rind bitterness, a bit of hay, moderate acidity. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Super clean finish, lightly drying, with more lemony tartness, sour lemon candies, lemon rind, hints of funk, delicate balancing sweetness. Superb balance. Beautiful.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 12/22/2013- murky gold, puffy white head drops to a ring with collar. Hugely vinous nose, grape skin, apple skin and doughy throughout. Grapey flavor, light vanilla from barrel, soft though clearly barreled, very faint hay brett. 848417
[ Bottle ][ 1/3 of 75cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.29.14 ]
Translucent gold, white head dies fast. Crackery dough and white wine nose, dust stll evident but muted by sweetness. Heavy white wine front palate, slick mid, watery and juicy with sticky sugars, lightly biting. Thin, sticky sweetness. 636312
[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Saison DuPont 4.8
02. RR Temptation (b004) 4.8
03. Orval (03/2014) 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa 4.0
12. HF Flora (b4) 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages 3.6
19. RR Sanctification (b005) 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough 2.1
madvike (3086) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours light golden, hazy with a thin white head. Nose is pear, stone fruit, light Brett, and a light yeastiness. Taste is fruity, light tartness, tons of peach, pear, and other stone fruit, a little yeastiness. Gentle carbonation with a medium body.
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Wow. Stellar. Cosmic. This is a beer that makes you forget about every hack who puts bacon into a fermenting vessel.
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle poured a hazy blonde yellow lively dancing white head nose was hay and grapefruit taste strong grapefruit taste some pepper and some tart hidden behind the hay middle great beer
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 4,900. Hazy gold pour with a white head. The aroma has a lot of lemon, biscuit malt, yeast and pepper notes. The flavor has some strong citrus notes with a lot of lemon and orange. There is also some grass and yeast, as well as some biscuit malt. As the beer warms some floral character comes out in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice saison.