hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 9, 2015. Bottle at home.
Clear golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is herbal and earthy with sage, rosemary, pine, coriander, juniper and citrus on top of sweet floral honey. Taste is medium sweet floral with a light bitterness. Finish is light bitter with sage and rosemary, sweet floral honey notes. Light to medium bodied, average, small bubble carbonation.
Listigovers (491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden sparkling pour with white head. Strong funky aroma with sour notes. The flavour is unique, the sourness reminds of what you’d find in a cheese, there are earthy notes, the mouthfeel coats your tongue somewhat. Complex, some herbal flavours from the sage, very very nice.
SG111 (504) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mission Dolores. Slight hazy pale orange white creamy head. Aroma is lemon peel, clove, slight banana, bubblegum, traditional Belgian spices. Flavor is lemon, wheat, coriander, slight Christmas spices, nutmeg. Not bad.
Jc18 (12) - - APR 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant saison aroma which a more floral touch than the average saison. Very slightly citrusy too. Taste is more sweet than the saison I’m used to drink but still it’s a quite dry and very crisp beer. It’s a very well realized beer with nice fruitiness, perfectly coupled with maltiness. Mouthfeel is just perfect, not watery at all and that works awesome with the style. Quite high carbonation too. Again, each sip reminds me how perfectly it’s made. That could be a modern version of the Saison Dupont without any doubt.
GenkiGonzo (586) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with little head. Spicy lemongrass aroma. Spicy, fruity and light. A very fun flavour.
Mortlach (1253) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours cloudy yellow with a little head. Aroma is spiced, with citrus notes, malt, more similar to a saison. Flavour is rich and complex, just a bit messy, malt, grain, fruits, yeasts. Mmedium body, good carbonation. Nice beer, it could be a world class if it was a little more refined.
willisread (723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Slightly hazy golden color with a modest amount of foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Big fruit aromas up front: papaya, passion fruit, citrus along with hints of corriander, cinnamon and barnyard/brett. As it warms up the brett and barnyard flavors take over in a good way. Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Lively carbonation and a nice finish that is mostly bitter with a hint of sourness. It’s like a saison and witbier all wrapped up together.
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy melon orange. No head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, sweet, bitter, and herbal. Really delicious stuff.
TATE (362) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color with a thick white head and lots of bubbles. Citrus aroma. Citrus comes through in the flavor with a nice balance of malt and hop. Really carbonated though which is distracting. Pretty light and refreshing. Not my favorite style but I’d drink this one again.
notayankee (35) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into Goblet. Aroma has hay and herbs with an indistinct citrus overlay. Appearance is bright amber, golden with a decent white head, slight lacing that doesn’t linger. Taste is lightly bitter, with a hint of sweetness and lasting grapefruit flavor. Texture is thin and carbonation is visible and fizzy. Finish is astringent and dry. Would be an enjoyable summer beer, alas it is still winter here. This is a pretty solid farmhouse but a bit rough around the edges.