AwaKe (147) - Laval, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 En bouteille. Belle couleur dorée avec dense mousse blanche. Arôme de levure belge, zest d?orange. Goût similaire à une hopfenweizen avec un houblonnage modéré. Palais moyen. Effervescence élevé avec arrière goût faible. C?est bon mais rien de merveilleux.
Magela (105) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 Good one. Light bodied. Aroma of fruits and spices. The taste starts a little sweet and chasges rapidly to bitter. Clear ending.
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear light golden with a small creamy and reviving white head, nice lacing. rustic grains, svelt cereals, spicy and zesty oranges, wooden orchard fruitiness, hint of tropicalness - peppery pineapples, chewable and crushable zsiassoan yeast - very fruity with tasty low-fi estery notes of bubblegum, cloves; fee disturbing metallic notes though. bright carbonation, light body, drying grassy-astringent-spicy finish. mouthfeel is exceptional. a very solid offering - amongst very few genuine (belgian - duh) examples.
Anthobeers (58) - - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assez classique mais très correcte comme toutes les saint feuillien, toujours un peu trop légère
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from the brewers drunk on the Eurostar
dark amber gold, fleeting frothy white head. with grainy wheat notes with slightly herbal edge. Quite sweet, low carbonation, fruity, medium bodied, yeast esters with a slightly metallic leafy hop dry finish.
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) bright light amber colour with a very tall beige head; aroma starts with earthy, the cake, hint of citrus; slightly sweet flavour with a long light bitter-sweet finish
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy grain and hay for the malt, moderate grass and lemon for the hops, light to moderate barnyard for the yeast, with pineapple and honey in the background. Head is average sized, fizzy, white with slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky amber with a bit of particles in the lower half. Flavor starts slightly sweet and heavily acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a fizzy carbonation. Super high carbonation in this Saison with a nice farmhouse essence.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Restrained apple orchard aroma in a golden pour. Taste is bitter fruit with a lovely dry finish. A very mild Saison and an ideal summer brew.
Randy4Beer (399) - - AUG 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, best before June 2016. Light gold in colour. Soapy head.
Musty yeast on the nose with metallic undertones. Not pleasant. As it warms there are cloying floral notes. Maybe a tad of honey.
Lots of yeast on the tongue. Tastes like stone meets metal. A smidgen of spice in the mix.
My least favourite Saison, and I’ve drank quite a few of them. Much like their Grand Cru, I don’t find this to be a very good representation of the style.
GoufCustom (1213) - HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s kiosk during "Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015" in Central.
Looks: Cloudy hazy dul golden honey with a layer of dirt like yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet rich malt, with banana, light pineapple, strong plum, orange, vanilla, caramel, carbo, sugar, spices, strong Bel yeast, very light lemon and faint grass.
Taste: Close to medium sweet taste of malt, with strong marmalade, light caramel, red fruits, sugar, light phenolic, strong Bel yeast, light spice, lime, quite strong bitter hops and light sharp grass.
Body: Medium body. Creamy and quite smooth palate.
Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a rich creamy body. Strong and nice marmalade sweetness with some red fruits throughout. Highly carboed, quite bready and light spicy. Fairly good lime to round. Refreshing
Hoppiness: Spices, very light lemon and faint grass in nose. Challenger-like marmalade, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is liquorices-like, notable and moderate for a lasting, bitter-sweet finish. Neat!
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, easy and jammy-bitter to mouth.
Comments: From looks, smell and taste, I can’t shake the feeling of this one being second fiddle to the classic Saison Dupont. Well, it has many nice features of a good Saison, it just seems a slightly below par from the latter. Yet, its jammy aroma and taste (feels like Challenger hops to me) is a real saving grace. Glad I have this in summer in the absence of Saison Dupont!