TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml (Beer Hunters, BB 03/2013)
Murky brown color, good brownish head. A bit cellary, tart aroma, light cara-malt too. Medium-bodied. Caramel, chocolate, vegetables, slight tartness and typical Saison-like spiceyness in the finish. Is this bottle in good condition? If so, I don’t like Black Saisons ..
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from systembolaget, tried @ hotelroom. Hazy very dark orange to light red color, small to medium beige head. Smell malts, dust, grainy. Taste malts, dust, yeast, grains, slightly sweetish and slightly bitter. Low to medium body and carbo.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with medium off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, some soap, some roasted malts.Taste is like aroma plus spices like clove, a bit sour.
Not very pleasant, didnt like the carbonation nor the taste (too soapy).
jolo (824) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. A hazy dark brown colour with a frothy off-white head. An aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice and spice. The taste i medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Olutravintola Konttori
Aroma is sweetish with lots of berries and hints of spice. Flavour is malty with sourish and tart berries. The saison here can only be observed through the yeast - and it gets overrun by the berries very easily.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cl bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Pours deep dark red color with medium-sized head. Aroma of berries, yeast, spices and malts. Flavour of berries, dark fruits, yeast, spices and mild caramel. Quite a mess of flavors but nothing seems to make any sense. A triple-dubbel-saisony mesh. Weird.
lusikka (4974) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Konttori, Tampere.
Pours a dark amber colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of strong sour lingonberries, nuts and some nuts. Flavour of strong grassy hops, nuts, perfume, sour berries and bread. Medium bodied, rough carbonation and a rough, malty, slightly sour finish. Not really a saison at all. Weird.
PalCabral (111) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark mahogany brown, with a nice little beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and sour yeast, sweetish smokey kinda. The taste is malty, with distinct tastes from munchener and roasted malts. The yeast plays along, as does the hops whích provides an appetizing bitterness to the beer. I prefer the "classic" saison, and I don’t really think this is much of a saison, but nevertheless it’s a pretty tasty beer.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling sweet and spicy, ripe banana, Christmas cake batter.
Appearance: A brown murky clouded brew, a dark off-white fluffy head that leaves much lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Starting sweet spicy bread, then banana, cardamom, clove and bitter orange.
Palate: Medium carbonation, small bubbles, oily and sticky, a dense body, a short coarse dryness.
Overall: Very spicy, very heavy sweet. The hops do not really balance that. But there is a lot of action in this one.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2012-08-14.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours hazy brown with a frothy off-white head. Tastes like yeast and artificial cocoa. Tastes malty, bitter and almost savory. Medium body, sleek, yeasty finish.