PapaSkeetSkeet (925) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly-clouded tangerine-orange with thin off-white head that fades moderately-quickly to nothing. Considerable flaky sediment in suspension. Aroma is chalky, spicy phenolics (also present in the flavor). These are not overdone, like in some American versions of the style, but are rather blended in nicely with plain white bread and some Mandarin orange (again, both flavor and aroma.) The aroma has more of a lake-water vibe in the finish, while the flavor has a light touch of orange-peel bitterness that is in no way astringent. Body is medium, oily-watery and lightly gritty. medium-light carbonation of moderate coarseness, slightly flat tasting, medium burn. Overall, a good saison. Not necessarily distinguishable from a simple Belgian ale (lacking barnyard funk, grain adjuncts, etc.) Excellent use of phenols, though. Normally those turn me off.
Florya (451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy orange, small to medium white head. Aroma: floral, apples, citrus, bread, spice, caramel Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
androman (565) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home, gift from Balazs, many thanks.
Body is clear to hazy, pale to orange, fizzy, big particles,
Head is very big, rocky, off-white, mostly lasting, good lacing.
Nose is floral,
Aroma is honey, fruity, parfume, belgian yeast, malty.
Taste is medium sweet, light bitter.
Finish is average lasting fruity medium bitter-sweet, light alcohol warmth.
Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation.
Easy belgian style beer, not bad.
BenH (2597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden with white head. Aroma is earthy and yeasty, peppery spice, little sharp, red apple. Taste of plastic, citrus, caramel, peppery yeast. Refreshing and a little bitter.
ttoadee (742) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber pour. Off white head appears quickly and leaves the same. Nose shows lightly caramelized malt, some spice, and Belgian yeast. A touch sweet. Middle is orange sherbert , hint of liquorice. A slightly citrus hoppy finish closes this one out. A good beer, but seemed sweet for the style to me.
billiejoece (7) - BRAZIL - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveja linda, de um dourado-alaranjado, turva. Creme muito bonito, branco, com pequenas bolhas, formação alta e persistência alta. Muito bacana ver as pequenas bolhas coalescendo lentamente e formando bolhas maiores. Um laço belga discreto no copo. Servi a cerveja mais gelada que deveria, inicialmente senti p aroma lá no fundo. À medida que esquentou, poutz! Aroma forte de caramelo proveniente do malte e laranja volatilizando no nariz, bastante equilibrados. No sabor o cítrico prevalece, mas achei que não ficou tão claro o alaranjado como no aroma. Achei o álcool muito forte, apesar de apenas 6,5%, prejudicando um pouco a percepção gustativa. Ainda no sabor, talvez um pouco de nozes/avelã, mas não ficou tão claro para mim.
HenriqueBraga (106) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Âmbar clara, turva, boa espuma, aromas de laranja, caramelo, mel, cravo. Corpo médio baixo. Amargor médio-baixo. Aftertaste alcoólico, picante e eseco.
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a sniter.
The appearance was a nice looking glazed over hazy orange color with a half fingered white foamy head that dissipated within about a quick finger minute. Barely any lacing formed after the head dissipated.
The smell had a nice sweet earthy and bready sweet conglomeration of citrus and a slight sweet/spicy connotation of slight coriander.
The taste led to a nice sweet and slightly breadiness leading to slight sticky and somewhat dry sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionabiity about it. About a light to medium on the body.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison I believe I could have again.
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas are grassy and white pepper. Taste has a touch of orange, more white pepper. Clean finish, but a bit thin.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.25). BB 13.03.2016. A slightly hazy hay colour. Huuuge bright white head, recedes quickly, leaving very little lacing. Nose is strong hay and citrus fruits, herbal, wheaty (although wheat is not included in the ingredients) and yeasty, doughy, with a little bit of orange peel, some light peppery, and floral-bubblegum notes as well. Taste is malty hay, sweet citrus fruits (tangerines, oranges), with some not very pleasant stale graininess... Body lighter side of medium, carbonation average plus, palate grainy and dry, finishes malty and floral sweet and stale, with very little bitterness. I must say, to me this is a disappointment...