jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good as a standalone saison -- plenty of heft, malt and yeast. A little hot for saison, however. The alcohol is rough, it detracts from the balance of the beer, and although I enjoyed the aromas and flavors of the beer very much, it left a little to be desired in terms of the soft touch that can make saison really rustic and great.
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a good head and some nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nicely floral with almost like a rosewater or perfume-y character. Inviting in an odd way but certainly unique.
The flavor of course rides the line of pleasantly floral and spicy & tasting like you’re drinking perfume. It’s lightly bitter, sort of malty, fairly dry & quite herbal.
Unique, fun... I like it but then I can also see really not liking it if I wasn’t in the mood.
Istur (19) - ITALY - JUL 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Che birra! Meravigliosa, schiuma molto persistente, come una nuvola, corpo deciso e gusto molto particolare. Sembra di essere in paradiso.
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from de cervesia shop in Lucca Italy. Pours a light amber colour beer with a large head. Yeasty and spicey almost peppery. Dry finish
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Beer for Bunnies, Bologna. Lätt oklar orange med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av citron, örter och jord. Smakinslag av citron, persika, trä och örter. Lätt syrlighet i avslutningen. Krispig munkänsla.
Dervock (970) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- pours pale gold with a lacy head. Aroma is a bit of funk, Apple and cereal malt. Taste is spicy with a bit of malt up front then a drybwoody finish. Creamy palate.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of camphor, sage, band-aid, lemon oil, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Kind of an oddball but I guess that can be expected of many beers with herb/spice adjuncts. It’s not too obnoxious with the obvious added ingredients, though they are still the most prominent things about the aroma. It’s a bit overboard in the mouth, though, especially considering the medium level alcohol content...it comes off more like an 8 to 9% beer; lots of sugar, lots of finishing bitterness (probably helped by the spices), and lots of apparent booze. But like a lot of Belgian-style brews with those characteristics, still not a lot of body. So I dunno...it’s not bad, but it’s very hard to get excited about it, mostly for subjective reasons.
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy gold, light clarity. Aroma is herbal spice and hints of funky. Th flavor is just as herbal as the aroma would indicate. It’s almost like drinking potpourri in a chilled glass. Very spice finish. Ummmm, no cant really stomach this.
Beerando (30) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
color giallo dorato torbido, profumi di lievito fiori bianchi miele agrume, un bocca corposa beva morbida, arancia amara poco carbonata e finale speziato quasi pepato alcoli ben presenti
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from a backlog. Not sure where I had this. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Fuzzy musk on the nose. Medium bodied, soft toast. Long herbal notes with musk. Soft musk, gently lemon and citrus.
Baramba (912) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Hazy golden with creamy white head. Spicy aroma, herbs, zest. Herbs spicy flavour, pepper, light bitter finish