Japalo (1545) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bette Ølhus. One finger. Amber clear. Good carbobation. Herbal Woody spicy notes. Gentle fresh fruit. A little sharp finish. Fine.
Lore (1658) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful appearance of amber colour with ruby notes and huge, creamy beige-ish off-white head; aroma of grains, some grape, berries and floral notes; taste of roastedness, caramel notes, dried fruits, and some sourness; not a tylical saison, but surprisingly good
alex_leit (969) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Light brown color. Aroma: floral hops, malt, caramel and fruit. Taste: caramel sweets or candy, fruits, light hop bitterness finish.
yiannnos (1194) - , CYPRUS - JUN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a usual saison. Brown colour, caramel and toffee aroma and flavour, light watery body
smmaaren (406) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours deep ruby witha small beige head. Aromas of fruits. Taste is slightly sour. This isn’t a silly beer. It’s good.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
L: pours a murky dark amber.
S: not much on the nose, mostly bready malt and a little pepper. Subtle citrus.
T: like the smell but with the citrus more pronounced than the malt. This gives way to soapy sweetness as the drink goes on.
F: has a dry sour taste, a bit tart up front.
O: started well but ended a bit messy. Almost a drain pour by the end.
jdjuice (479) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown-amber with thin white head. Not a color I expected for a saison. Aroma is kind of bready, yeasty. Flavors are relatively sweet, malty, maybe a hint of sourness, but seems closer to a bock due to the sweetness and color. Still drinkable and a bargain at 99 yen.
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper body, small head. Sweet and spicy aroma with prunes and juicy red grapes. Sweet fruity taste with fructose-heavy grape juice. Very faint tartness in the finish. Way too sweet and not my idea of a Saison - I wouldn’t prefer to drink this while working on a field in the hot weather. It’s more suitable as a dessert beer. Silly La Divine was sugary too but the sweetness had its merits there. I think cellaring this might give interesting results.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear mahogany color. Tiny to almost no head, disappears. Caramel, sweet, malty, plums, fruity tones in aroma. Plums, dark rye bread, sweetish, malty in taste. Dark rye bread with plums in aftertaste. Soft carbonation.
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Seiyu (¥150). Pours a caramel brown color with a modest off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Faint aromas of grain, hay, caramel malt and muscat. Sweet and slightly sour (in a rotten fruit way) on the palate. Light to medium body with a cola mouthfeel. Soft to average carbonation. Fruit flavors come a little more forward as it comes to room temperature: stone fruit, raisin, prune, muscat. Finish has a nutmeg and clove element to it. Not really a saison in the modern sense, but historically saison is an open category so this brown fits in fine.