fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly clear, pale yellow-gold with a 2 finger, fluffy white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast, stone fruit and floral, citrus and fruity hops some very light cereal grain notes. Flavor is floral and grainy up front followed by slightly funky, fruity and spicy yeast, nice citrus, floral and passion fruity hops, a little pepper and mineral notes. Light body with a neutral feel and light, but blanketing and sharp carbonation and off dry finish. Good stuff, but the malt side is pretty lacking, the yeast and hops make up for it well enough, though. I am not really sure what makes this a Specialty Grain style beer, but it is a nice, light and flavorful hoppy Saison.
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Søernes Ølbar. Low fluffy white lasting head. Hazy light yellow body. Sweet apple pear aroma. Sweet lemon straw flavor. Low carbonation, short finish.
mathieuc (1260) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow and is topped by a small white rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of coriander (oranges, perfumey spices) and pepper. Taste is of fruits and pepper, no sweetness at all. Body is light, carbonation high. Overall this was really reminescent of a witbier more than anything, quite nice!
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours hqzy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted, light cornish and slight grassy hoppy. Bitter, toasted and grassy. Herbal. Estery and light peppery. Bitter and dry estery finish.
Nephilium (1349) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild hop aroma, with some lager notes. Pours a hazy light straw with a large white head. Light bodied, easy drinking, with a nice hop bite. This is a nice twist on the adjunct lagers that are out there, if you like hops.
mike5326 (884) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Pine and hops aroma. Light body with a light hop and tart flavor and a light finish.
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Stine (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely dandelion blonde pour; heavy carbonation evident and the white cap is persistently replenished. Super crisp pils malt with wildflower honey, dried grasses and chlorinated, mineral water nose. Subtle tones of apricot, and mint from the intrigue of quiet hops. Delicate esters twinkle here and there.
The flavor is dry as cobwebs a century old, or some moon rock mineral dust. Dried flowers, pencil shavings, dry maize and saltwater biscuit pils malt form the substantial body. The smacking, bitter dryness following raw green herbs. Gruyere rind level dry finish, with some mild funk being the only true flavor left to compete.
Eminently drinkable in its construction of healthy texture and high-treble crispness, in the goddamn stratosphere.
ametras (382) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Blonde with a frothy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are pepper, orange peel, lemon, hay, grass and cereals with floral and earthy notes. Light body, moderate to high carbonation, slick texture. Dry, bitter and herbal finish.
hank37 (44) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a straw yellow. Aromas of earthiness and hay. Spice is.present but not as dominant as expected. There’s other saisons I’d have before this one.
Damico (2568) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden pilsner straw in color with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is my favorite part bringing a unique nuance to sweet, light grassy smooth farmhouse yeast that I thoroughly enjoy. Flavor brings a nice blend of sweet pilsner malts, bitter green hops, and farmhouse yeast.
BOSSbrewer (1600) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bridge Tap House in STL. Pours a fairly clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is apples and fairly bland. Flavor follows. Very mild. Not much yeastiness. Decent beer.
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