Mortlach (1146) - 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 fŕ (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 (624) - 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 (1977) - 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 (352) - 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 (29) - 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.
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fluffy white head, 3 fingers in depth. Translucent and pale straw yellow in color. Aroma is citrus and sage. Taste of sage is overpowering and it has a weird aftertaste. Really not liking this one.
fjb (17) - BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice brew from Stillwater. Aroma of saison, resin. floral, leaves, some alcohol, grassy, citrus
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice saison. Smooth and tasty. A little pricey, but will buy again. Faint citrus and spice
daniele (6300) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Oro brillante velata schiuma media discreta persistenza naso speziato erbaceo lieve terroso buona secchezza bella beva finale amarognolo
jc1762 (156) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle into teku glass. Pours honey yellow and translucent with a sparse white foam head.
The nose shows mostly honey, herbs, and some slight hints of citrus fruits with the distinct barnyard/farmhouse aroma.
The palate is medium bodied. The first impressions shows mostly spices and herbs along with the bitterness that follows for some of those herbs (not from the hops). The farmyard flavor tends play a role in the background of these spices. The finish shows very faint hints of malts but the mid-palate shows a spiciness that tends to last too long afterwards. Not many fruit flavors just a lot of the spices and herbs that take center stage making it somewhat difficult to approach.