ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle into a New Belgium tulip. From old-ass notes.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. There’s about one fingers worth of creamy, white-colored head, as well. Lacing is really beautiful.
S: This is very sage-forward. Buried underneath that note is a solid undercurrent of orange peel. I wouldn’t really consider it complex, but it sure is evocative the way the aroma balances itself between these two notes.
T: The opening flavors are quite spicy, with additional notes of coriander to go along with all of that white sage. Further sips help to accentuate a wonderful tone of orange peel, also. There’s also a bit more complexity than the aroma suggested (subtle notes of apricot, cream, and wheat show up). This brew is really about the excellent sage and citrus peel character, however.
M: Initial heftiness is a tad much, however the finish helps to alleviate this with its crisp, clean finish. Carbonation is high, par for the style.
O: Subjectively, saisons are pretty hit-and-miss for me. I’d easily call this a ’hit’ though, thanks to its balance between drinkability and good (but not great) complexity.
Erzengel (7909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many thanks to travlr for this beer! Intense fresh and slightly grainy-sourish nose. The beer starts smooth and slightly sweetish. The herbal sage is there, hints of citrus and a very smooth (but for me slightly too sweetish) body. Moderate sweetish grainy aftertaste, very soft and subtle, but neither a real farmhouse ale nor a typical witbier. For both the body is too sweetish and I miss distinctive flavours. But nevertheless a nice and easy to drink brew!
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange, moderate head.
Deep sweet spicy aroma, with herbs and bread, like focacca with oregano, nutmeg.
Moderate sweet with spicy bitterness.
Spicy and bready flavour, wheat flour.
llkc (1578) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl flaske
duft krydret citrus lime citron skal
smag citrus lime sød malt kan krydret lidt koriander frø
Beerhammaren (1682) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2016 .33l bottle @Explosive. Pours cloudy yellow with low white head. Aroma is lemon, honey, raisin, brown sugar, apple, yeast notes, floral, spices, anis. Flavor is mostly same but a bit dull. A bit stingy palate, alcohol bites a bit.
dambor (429) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow with no head. Aroma: citrus, a touch of earthiness and horse blanket. Taste: citrus, earth, cellar, horse blanket. Very interesting.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow hazy with suspended particles. Rich lather that quickly disappears. Little carbonation. Lemon smell sour apple and some brett acidity reminiscent of Geuze of spontaneous fermentation and its nuances cobweb, basement, rhubarb or wet dog. Hops and citrus crops in the form of tangerine and grapefruit. Confrontation in the mouth between acidity and citrus. Suggested ginger and earthy hue. Presence of white sage leading ingredient. Hints of honey, baked black bread, wheat creamy and light bitterness offset by the presence of malt and wet yeast.
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle at home. No BB date. light yellow lightly hazy color, medium big white head. smells yeasty, spices, citric, lightly fruity, lychee, light peach, light sweetness. nice smell. full body, very soft pearly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, light flowery, some yeasty / peppery notes, lightly fruity, bit glueish, some herbs. finishes rather dry and peppery with light glueish and yeasty / herbal notes. quite nice one, especially the taste is very nice to drink, overall great combination of the different taste notes.
mike_77 (5567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and golden with thin head. Aroma is fairly spicy. Flavour also has some sweet spices.
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’Stillwater Cellar Door’, 6.6%, undated. Very dark golden yellow, clear, lightly sparkling, foamy white head endures and leaves light lacing. Aroma is chalky, laundry powder, touch soapy, ginger, spicy, wheat, medicinal. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is rusk biscuits, buttery malt, medicinal, spicy, light soap, wheaty, sage and cardamom. Solid without standing out massively.
unclefrito62 (114) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thicker white head. smells earthy unusual aroma. Taste is a little different for this style. Kinda like the basement. Carbonated see the bubbles streaming up. Pretty smooth. just a little above average. Bottle at the Winking Lizard.