Niksko (375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear lightish golden with a finger or so of fizzy head which fades quickly.
The nose has some fruity white grape notes, some banana esters, floral perfume and some grainy notes. It smells just like a sour mash fermentation.
Flavour is moderately tart, with some doughy and earthy notes, and more of that vinous kick. It’s somewhat reminiscent of a more acidic white wine.
Body is light, and carbonation is definitely overdone. This is a problem I’ve had with some of their other beers as well. Once you let it offgas a little you can taste more of the beer.
Pretty interesting and tasty. Not too complex, but enjoyable.
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows funky saison notes along with spicy hops and a lemon character.
More lemon and funky notes as flavours along with a misplaced doughy yeast.
Unnecessarily high carbonation.
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Interesting saison with plenty going on. Pepper ginger honey clove and an almost peat like finnish. interesting but not one for me.
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large head frothy medium strong carbonation deep gold pour aromas yeast spice floral fruit rich the flavours lemon ginger clove white pepper yeast rich grainy floral fairly good on palate the finish best aftertastes floral notes spice fruit sweet saison tapers off a bit in flavour
hawthorne00 (2541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 10C. Cloudy gold with a large off-white head that fades to a cm quickly. Aroma is quite Wit-like at first, with wheat, lemon pudding, cloves, bubblegum. Some berries, banana and mysterious spices notes are there too. Taste is sweet and a little tart with modest bitterness. As well as fruits and spices, there’s a quite heavy rye note that I wasn’t sold on. Pretty interesting though.
davidm (1938) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Nice combination of flavours, yeasty and malty. Aromas of citrus, grain, and hay. Taste is sweet and sour, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, cloudy, with a frothy head.