bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden color, pours a huge head. Citrus, white pepper and floral notes in the aroma. Soft citric floral hopbitter flavor. Sharp, peppery mouthfeel Tart. Very nice beer.
Unde (329) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty awesome head, I should have been more careful while pouring! Orange looking beer, with lots of lacing staying in my glass. Lots of hops coming to my nose, some grapefruit and sweet exotic fruits as well. Not that much yeast in scent. High carbonation, quite crispy mouth feel. After taste has bitterness from hops and some warming alcohol. Really powerful yeast flavor, it has spicy qualities, did I pour in all the yeast sediments from the bottom of the bottle...? Hops leave under the yeast flavors, maybe a bit too much in my opinion. But my first Saison, so maybe I need some experience to appreciate the strong spicy yeast flavors.
MikeKeller (798) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko, Kemi. Hazy amber beer with a huge frothy head. Must be patient while pouring! Fruity and grassy hoppy aroma. Sourish flavour has citrus fruits and nice bitter ending. Refreshing!
welho (93) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, with high brownish head. Aroma of spruce, citrus and some pine. Sweet taste. Not much carbon. Very good!
kalervo (666) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pleasant surprise! Definitely the best Finnish saison I have tasted this far. Well balanced and interesting.
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Ingo! BB 1.9.2013. Sampled on April 23, 2013.
Clear copper color, micro bubbles white head. Spicy, herbal, elderflower, sweet, light phenolic scent. Herbal, floral, bitter, sort of sweet taste. Bitter, fruit peel aftertaste. Spritzy and "growing" mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry fruit peel and pith, some grapefruit, finish.
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, fruity aroma. Balanced and stylish appearance with peachy color. Clear taste with medium taste spectrum. A bit sour flavour but very organic. Quite fruity. Light palate with medium carbonation.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange color, foamy off-white head. Malty aroma with yeast, malt and some spiciness. Flavor is sweet malty with spicy yeast, some fruit, grass and bitterness. Medium body and bitter aftertaste.
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of citrus and herbs. Hazy amber colour, high beige head. Aroma of spruce, citrus, juniper. Sweet and somewhat sour. Flat carbon.
kingstoni (1431) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mostly clear reddish copper color with a minimal head. Sour aroma of lemon, pine, syrup, caramel and oak. Medium bitter taste with some sourness. Slick feel. Medium bitter finish.