larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body. Deep resiny oranges and sage aroma with earthy coriander notes. Sweet-dryish earthy mealy dusty taste with oranges notes. Fullish body. Mild, dusty mouthfeel. Dryish sage and oranges aftertaste with coriander notes. Nice, but a bit too sweet. (0.75l bottle, Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-orange hue with a fizzy big bubble white head. spicy lite musty nose with some nice esters (leaves, corriander, mint, ginger) with some grassy notes. Earthy hops, spicy (brett) sugary malts, with big carbonation-some banyard notes come out more as it warmed-more like a true belgian than say a jolly pumpkin beer. Fairly earthy finish with some buttery notes-dont think its diacytl though-didnt show up in the nose. the heavy carbonation detracted for me, even though alot of this style have heavily carbonated palates. good!!!!
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stillwater is currently my favorite brewery. This stateside has a hint of lemonds as well as a slight hint of cherries. Great appearance and went well with steak and scallops. Great for the summertime.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice cloudy golden orange color, with a frothy white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy for a saison, with notes of citrus, orange, grassy notes, some barnyard, hay notes, caramelt and sweet malts, and an almost eggy funk. The flavor is also fairly hoppy with the citrus and orange with fresh grassy notes, hay and barnyard. I also get the caramel and sweet malts. The body is medium with an IPA dryness. Overall a pretty nice and fairly hoppy Saison, but not as good as an Saison Dupont for example.
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a dark, dirty, hazy orange colour with a large, white, foamy head. Aroma of strong sweet fruits such as mandarin orange, lemon and some caramel. Flavour of caramel, sweet fruits such as mandarin orange, some sour notes, yeast and mild spices. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Smooth, fruity, slightly sour finish. Better than Cellar Door definitely.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: A very nice American example of a saison. If I didn’t know any better I would have sworn it was from Belgium. Almost too dry, though, which made it a little hard to drink after a while.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a quite hazy, light to medium orange with beautiful carbonation and a large to huge, off-white head the mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light light-colored bread; a hint of caramel; light to moderate lemon and lime hops (almost like 7Upor Sierra Mist); slight grapefruit and orange hops; moderate to heavy cheesy, funky and spicy yeasts; slight doughy yeast and pepper. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, moderately acidic, light to moderately bitter and lightly sour. There was light bread, sugar cookie, citrus hops (lemon and lime), funky yeast, dusty yeast, spicy yeast, doughy yeast, slight grapefruit and orange hops, sour lemon and pepper. The medium to full body was very dry with fizzy, pinprick carbonation and a dry and slightly astringent finish.
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Khiohsk, Copenhagen. Very fruity, oranges and peaches, pleasant funkiness and lots of more hoppy dryness than your standard saison. Very pleasant.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. First pour is a slightly hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head. Very strong and spicy aromas. Lots of fruit aromas; lemons and apricots. Citrusy, and floral hops. There’s a lot going on there.
Onto the taste: At first you get the sweet fruity flavors. Lemons, citrus, and apricot with a mix of the hop for a little bittering effect. The finish is more spicy and peppery with a touch of the hops lingering through out. Quite complex and QUITE tasty Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Just overall a truly fantastic beer. Would def. purchase again.
lefossoyeur (489) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange with a whitish head. rustic nose with a strange citrussy note, like tang powder juice! Medium-light body, ok carbonation, on the sweet side, not refreshing like a saison should be. Very average.
mile (3235) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty –lightly wheaty and caramel sweetish aroma, fruitiness and yeast, faint citrus and spiciness. Body is medium, malty – wheaty and caramel sweetish flavor, fruitiness and yeast, faint hoppyness and spiciness. Finish is average, malty – wheaty and sweetish, some fruitiness. Caramel sweetish fruity saison – too sweet for me.