kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange topped with a medium sized off white head. Appealing aroma; coriander and white pepper are focal notes, with earthy hops and apricot adding complexity. Flavor is a bit more mellow than the aroma. Mild spice and floral hops hit the palate first. These are joined by white pepper, wheat, coriander, tropical fruit, and herbs. Medium body, with active carbonation that scrubs the palate. I brought a bottle of this to my wedding tasting, and it matched very nicely with a broad variety of foods.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG: floral, earthy, some honey, some lemon grass, guava, prickly pear, green leaves/grassy notes, some dryness, spicy, cake yeast, very carbonated, very much like sparkling wine, very tingling, very good beer.
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Duckworth’s in Mooresville last night. Good Saison, I actually thought it was a bit sweet, but maybe it was what I was eating. Thumbs up.
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Ambar for bringing me this one from the States! Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, some fruit esters, some hoppiness and some malt. Sweetish fruity flavor with some yeast and a drier, bitter finish with a bit of citrus and light alcohol notes. A bit over-carbonated.
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, medium stable creamy had, hazy light orange colour, aroma of lemon, mandarine, apricot, flavour of aromatic tea, some lemon and a touch of rose petals, all enveloped by an overpowering and a little brutal bitterness. Could be nice but overall unbalanced.
zvikar (3381) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, pours hazy yellow to orange with a nice head, aroma of yeast, banana guava and malt, flavor of bnana, lemon, clove and oranges, zesty with medium to full body, Nice one
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
draft-blue monk buffalo, ny- complex would be an understatement. from tart, almost sour like initial acidity, to fresh, bold citric hoppyness, this one pretty much covered every base- and then some- quite a treat.
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at BCTC 2010. Pours hazy orange with a slight, white head. Citrus fruits, wood and spices haunt the aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet, with more fruits and some yeast, light funk and mild hops. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes dry and yeasty with some notes of lemon. Very good.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cognac amber saison with a thin big bubbled off white head. In aroma, a nice and complex woodu spice, gin alcohol, junniper berries. In mouth, a nice saison with oily malt, light coriander, nice and spiced. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Sept. 16 2010.
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
effervescent amber, large bubbled, creamy white head. Heavy floral nose, light Orange flavor, manure, pepper. Flavor is a very creamy yeast, orange, light earth and pepper, some lemon through the finish. A bit thick for the undry profile, sweetness because a bit burdonsome. Still very well balanced and pleasant, I like the controlled spice and fruit sweetness differing to malt profile.