glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate straw for the malt, herbs and grass for the hops, moderate to heavy barnyard, peat and earth for the yeast, with white wine, smoke, wood and pepper. Head is average to large, frothy/fizzy, white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. An extremely earthy and somewhat fruity smelling Saison posing as a Traditional Ale. It is a touch flat tasting in the finish.
Bule (1168) - California, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a golden color with a lot of head. Nice Brett flavor but not so keen on the smokiness.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6314-20140509] Bottle. Smoked salmon wood aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Flavour is a bit like a wet sauna with its smoked wood chips. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, spices/a decent hint of heat and citrus. The flavor is citrus, spices, a hint of funk, juniper berries and a mix of slight heat and medicinal in the finish.
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Hazy golden with two finger head. Lightly tart with substantial funk. Mild berry fruitiness. Dry. Improved as it warmed. Excellent.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a subtly veiled straw with a short lived white head. Aroma is cheesy, tart, smokey, nutty. Flavor is fresh, malty, orchard fruit, smokey, wheat, tropical fruits. Finish is smokey, herbal, white flour and lemon. Medium body, soft, velvety mouthfeel, average carbonation.
dmac (4625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from willblake, love that Jon saw "Viking style saison" and thought of me. Poured a cloudy yellow body with a long lasting average to larger frothy white head. Aroma is smoke, juniper, yeast, Belgian spice. Palate is nice medium, average carbonation, creamy body. Flavor of smoke, juniper, floral, yeast, smoked bread and bubble gum. Interesting and gets better with time.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Bottle at Volo, 650 ml bottle
Aroma funk fruity tartness, vitamin C, red apple. Softer walls. Milder smoky notes behind.
Top: medium rocky top with some rings on glass.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : smoother front with drier finish.
Taste: frontal mild smoke with farm feel. Organic garden vibe to it with mild tartness. If smoke was more pronounced this could be quiet nice.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tart, earthy aroma; subtle smoke and juniper. Stronger smoke in the flavor. Earthy; the tartness is there, but it’s more subdued. A little juniper and floral flavor.
Sledutah (6012) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is smoky, perfume and straw. Flavor is mildly tart, smoky and straw
Nice & clean