MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A medium cloudy orange-yellow brew. Big frothy white head out of the bottle. Peppery-yeasty-bread-fruit aromas. Flavor is on the light side, but very interesting. Some fruit, some pepper, some citrus. Gets better toward the bottom of the bottle. Good yeasty backbone. Nice hop balance. A very tasty saison.
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really lovely session ale. Balanced and flavorful but faintly bitter, and very drinkable. I guess that is what every session ale should be.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted 05/11/2012. First pour is brilliantly clear golden orange, big sudsy head and champagne bubbles welling up. Aroma is saison yeast and lightly sweet pale malts, spices, fruitiness and touch of vanilla. Taste mirrors the nose, with white fruit, pepper and other spices, dry yeasty finish. Crisp, sparkling palate. Well done saison, enjoyable.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear and yellow beer with a large white head. The aroma is malt, spices, coriander and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good beer.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, spice, pepper, perfume and alcohol. Flavour is malt, alcohol, pepper, perfume and yeast.
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, Brooklyn, 2012. The aroma is belgian yeast, pepper, light fruit. The appearance is hazy yellow, white head. The flavor is peppery, fruity, belgian yeast. The finish is sweet, pepper. Medium in body. OK.
Dedollewaitor (15599) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Odense Smagning, May 2012. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a fluffy white head. A bit of grass and yeast. A bit peppery. Dry and crisp.
hallinghansen (2907) - Odense SV, 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 (12958) - 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.