cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle; cloudy golden with very large white head; aroma-grass, citrus, sage, earthy-very unusual but pleasant; taste-mild sweetness, moderate bitterness, sage coming through strongly again.
Butters (3944) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a semi hazy gold with massive big white head. Big sage nose, clean and citrusy. Flavor is very similar. Sweeter than I had thought it would be. Very bubbly and champagne like. Good for what it is, but I don’t particularly care for it.
DialSquare (3250) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquor Loft. Murky yellow pour with white head and visible carbonation. Nice buttery, wheat and sage spice aroma. Light lemon and wheat taste with yeast, orange peel and perfume. Not always a big saison fan - but this is an interesting little sipper.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Murky yellow with a white, creamy film. Spicy, cardamum, perfume aroma. Sweet, heavy bitter, acidic flavors with spicy notes. Prickling tongue. Full body. Grows in the mouth. Dry finish. Suspect bacterial infection from the acidic presence.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CPH BF 2011. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some mild soapy notes along with mild yeast, earth and herbs. Flavour is quite similar. Good attempt, but I felt this was a bit too clean and fruity to be really nice.
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and light spicy - ginger. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 260511
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a generous person on RBSG bus. Pours lemon gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon zest, yeast, coriander, spice, orange peel and herbs de provence.
pineypower (2685) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thanks to whoever brought this to RBSG. Pours out a slightly cloudy golden/straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is of light spices, some nice earthy notes, and some light bitterness. Taste is complex with a well carbonated body, notes of light herbs, some pepper, earth, light fruity yeast and some lingering bitterness on the finish, which is rather dry. Very solid and easy drinking saison. Top notch.
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from ksurkin, thanks Ken!) Pours a very hazy straw-colored yellow with a large, foamy, white head that retains well. Aroma is very musty, damp, and earthy, with brighter peaks of lemon zest rising above the must and dampness. Some peppery and earthy sage as well along with an abundant floral note that I found rather appealing. Could be some peppermint lurking underneath as it kicks up from time to time. Very nice aroma here. The flavor is simple, but executed flawlessly. Flavor starts out with some base pale malt sweetness, but quickly escalates to a bready, earthy, and slightly spicy mid that is excellent. Little spikes of citrus sting the tastebuds during the mid, further accentuating the positives of this stage of the beer. The finish rounds out to be dry, crisp from the wheat, and lightly peppery as well. Mouthfeel is soft from bottle conditioning and is medium bodied. This beer just really hit on all cylinders and is absolutely perfect for the summer. Thanks again Ken!
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Patricks courtesy of beer2000 and gunnfryd.Pours clear light golden with a big white head. Aroma is spicy, floral and citrus hops with some fruitiness and malt.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peppery spice and citrus.Medium body , lively carbonation.Nice