ekstedt (5916) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear deep golden, large fluffy white head. Sticky, perfumy, artificial, and rather unpleasant spicy aroma, slightly alcoholic. Salty bitterness. A true drain pour.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a murky, yeast filled, orange-amber-gold colored body with a finger-width, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Very flowery and estery with lots of the described spring botanicals. A good amount of banana, lemon, grassy hops, and yeast spice along with a wheat malt backing and some bread. Flavor has some grass, yeast spice, and plenty of flowers up front along with a bready, light wheat maltiness. Banana esters, a touch of citrus, and more herbal spices. Spicing kicks up towards the end as this finishes dry and spicy with a light, wheat-grass bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste with lots of spicy flowers following a medium body and medium-high, somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Spicy and flowery with a light grassy bitterness and just enough of a wheat malt sweetness to balance. I like the aroma better, but the flavor was enjoyable as well. Not bad.
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, herbs. Flavour is fruit, herbs, malt, hop, citrus, spices. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden, little bit cloudy color. Smell and taste have too much herbs or spices in them, just not my thing. Palate is good.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by douglas88, thanks
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Perfume, lemon and pepper
Taste: Herbal, grainy and sweet lemon
Nice and unique
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange gold with one finger of foamy off white head. Nose is very peppery and yeasty, some hibiscus and grapefruit. Herbal notes. Zesty and peppery flavor with a light floral character. Pink grapefruit flesh and a hint of weak herbal tea. Medium body and a light peppercorn bite on the finish.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark gold with a good amount of haze and a solid three fingers worth of head.
The nose is interesting and gets me thinking about what was added and when. I get lavender more than anything and something else that had a bit spicy character.
The taste is very saisonesq with a nice a creamy finish. More than anything I get pineapple notes that really make this an exceptional beer.
Serving type: bottle
douglas88 (7181) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to John, thanks man. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is initially huge roses and perfume, some orange and yeast. The flavor is close of a saision; yeasty, some huge oranges, sweet shots of flowers, delicate, fairly dry, enjoyable.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky, muddy amber pour with a large foamy gold head. Strong flowery and herbal aroma with funky yeast, grains and sweet malt. Taste is rather flowery as well with more herbal notes, sweet malt, dusty yeast, grains, light candied fruit and cake. Body is light-medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more flowery flavors, herbal notes, grains, powdery malt, dusty yeast and soft fruit notes. Different but tasty. This definitely screams spring!
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral aromas and spice. Flavors of spice, potpourri and lemongrass. Light bodied. Overall very complex for a saison.