HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with short offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, spicy, black pepper, apple? Taste of cara, ginger, moderately bitter. Slightly dry in the end.
dnicolaescu (1166) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 33 CL.
Look: clear mahogany, minimalist head.
Aroma: sugary and honey like sweetness, winy notes, some horse blanket.
Taste: light caramel sweetness, lactic and acetic acidity and some funk. Hardly a saison, but drinkable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2888) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2 bottles for 380 yen from Seiyu. Served in a tulip, 5% It pours a surprisingly dark amber brown reminiscent of the barrel on the label. The aroma is of a big malty belgian, similar to a dubbel. The taste is similarly malty, light toffee, honey, candy sugar, candied fruits with just the slightest of nods to a possible saison type yeast. It’s quite a nice ale, think of it as a Brown Belgian Ale and you’ll have a better opinion of it than as a saison. Quite good for the price!
jinroh (655) - ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small 250 ml bottle from Seiyu. Pours brown copper with a huge beige head - that even stays. Interesting, I really haven’t seen many brown or copper-colored saisons, new thing for me. Aroma is soft, fruity and a bit of caramel. Taste is also sweet and fruity, even candy-like. There is some tartness to balance this but not too much. Doesn’t feel too cloying though, so this is good. Has more body than I could expect from 5% beer. Overall, interesting take on saison, not completely on the spot for me but not a bad beer to drink.
Bulk_Carrier (2588) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about twenty seconds.
The lacing was somewhat there but spreads out quickly with a slight speckled sort of messiness.
The smell had a weird sort of sweet grainy and grassy stickiness - all encompassing but not necessarily inviting.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and combined but also allowed an undercurrent of dulled spice (it tasted super old).
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality to it as the smell and taste somewhat bothered me to an extent. Something seemed quite off all around.
Overall, I say that I don’t think this is something that I would have again. There’s something that seemed really off in the taste and smell that just wasn’t too appealing.
JulienHuxley (4033) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Geers. Pours a dark copper almost brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is very spicy, tons of nutmeg and cinnamon, grainy, light fruity notes, something kind of like mincemeat, savory-dessert kind of aroma. Taste is fruity and spicy, lots of brown sugar, toasted grain, very much like an unsoured oud bruin. Palate is med bodied, nice carbonation, medium finish. Not exactly what I expect from a saison, but I assume this is actually fairly traditional and to be honest I didn’t find it half bad.
markoijelena (995) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it red colour with small white head.Taste is sweet honey, pinch sour of cheery.Good balanced.
slowrunner77 (6755) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Fruity and sweet aroma with some bubble gm and spices. More fruity Belgian than Saison to me, but pretty nice overall. Not a favorite in style though, so for the price a one timer."
kermis (6628) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at De Paas. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Aroma of saison yeast, Brett, pepper, citrus, light toffee and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Maakun (1327) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber with fluffy slight off-white head. Nice spices up front with apple and some citrus (orange, tangerine). Light herbal touch with unripe berries. Quite sweet with light tart touch and herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite sweet for a saison but quite ok.