hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from the Odense crew, thanks. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is flowers, fruity, malt. Flavor is fruity, malt, light alcohol notes. I’m not that much of a saison guy, but this is rather delicious.
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and malty aroma with a nice mineral touch. Dry and refreshing fruity flavour with a bit of alcohol. Very authentic saison.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to yourefragile for grabbing a bottle of this for me. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear light golden color with loads of visible carbonation bubbles that continue all the way down. Big fluffy white head with a sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention, as it settles to a half-inch cap for the duration.
The nose is clean with some light spicing and a very faint fruitiness. A touch of earth in the background. Everything is a bit muted, which is a bit surprising given how heavy the carbonation is; I would have thought that those little bubbles would have been pushing out a bit more aroma, especially as it warmed.
Flavor is much more intense than the nose with some nice spicy yeast notes plus a bit of apricot and pear. Other stone fruits in there as well. Some white pepper through the finish. It gets a touch fruitier as it warms up. The feel is dry and somewhat bitter. Very crisp. Body is light to medium.
Overall, this is a very nice sipping beer and great for warm weather on the deck. Recommended.
60minuteman (1016) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A salmon red color with a good amount of white head. Excellent aroma of flowers, grass, lemon, orange peel, perfume and spice. Tastes more like a summer beer, but good nonetheless. Taste is citrus, yeast and spice. Light body and frothy with a small amount of carbonation.
HopHead7 (28) - - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color, with large offwhite head. Floral and spice aromas, with nice malts and funky saison yeast flavors. Effervescent and soft on the palate. A fine Saison overall.
Capa (2267) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is zesty herbal hops, sugary malts, and nice yeast spice. Easy going saison. Very nice.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy birght yellow with a nice white film. Aroma is doughy and lemonzest. Flavor doughy yeasty base with lots of lemon and banana. Very nicely balanced and refreshing with no hint of the alcohol. Overall, a winner.
douglas88 (7183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet spicy pepper and lemons. The flavor is smooth pale malts and some zesty lemon, a bit of pepper and earthy yeast. Very drinkable. Quite well made.
Melanie (64) - - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy with a creamy white head. Fruity, banana yeasty flavor. More of a summer beer. Liked well enough but not a favorite.
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ttutony (763) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with minimal head. Great spicy phenolic aroma. Medium body. Somewhat dry. Nice saison.