Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 11/25/12. Went to a friend’s this last holiday weekend and we cracked this one among others. Poured into a mason jar (that’s all we had at the time). Pours a fair honey gold with a big frothy white head on top. Great retention; leaves lots of sticky lace. There are a ton of bubbles rising through this one, feeding the head. The nose is yeasty, tart, earthy, and mildly fruity. Some pineapple noted.
The bubbles create a prickly feel that borders on harsh. I know many of this style are over-carbonated in my experience, but I really wish this was tamed down a smidge. Flavors of pineapple, apple, lemon pepper, dirt, spicy yeast. This is flavorful as all get out. There’s a lack of sweetness though, that would help balance it out a bit more.
This was a good domestic take on the style. It’s not a style I visit often, but this was good. Thanks, Marco!
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a thin sticky white head. Lovely grassy and herbal hop aroma mixed with a crisp little saison malt profile. Clean and bright flavor with some nuanced herbal bitterness, clean saison mealtimes, a touch of Belgian funk, a little grassy citrus, and a dryish Belgian estery finish with a whisper more of grassy floral hops. Really unique and complex.
Cristobal37 (465) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty herbal vegetable garden aroma. Very malty at first then comes the expected citrus and bitter orange rind. Pleasant and light. Much more targeted for a summer day than winter night but very refreshing and tasty.
Tognetta (495) - Campinas, BRAZIL - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alaranjada, boa formação de espuma e persistência. Aroma de frutas tropicais amarelas, levemente acida e adocicads, mel. Paladar bem distribuído entre a acidez e dulçor. Corpo leve e média/alta carbonatação. Aftertaste lembra a mel, sensação prazerosa carbonatada, final levemente seco e lupulado.
tightslice (602) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is slight floral, must, coriander, light banana. Taste is citrus rinds, some floral spice and mild sweetness. Might be a tad too much floral / potpourri for me, but a good stateside saison!
zaf (291) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Saison ale..nome che rispecchia esattamente ciò che questa birra è..chiara,riflessi rossastri,schiuma a grana media non eccessivamente persistente..aroma da ale,con finale leggermente acidognolo,luppolo in secondo piano..gusto sbilanciato verso la ale,ma ben presenti le componenti della maison..finale lungo e leggermente acidogbolo..
reggiedunlop (3539) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a medium and creamy white head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has light fruitiness with hints of oear, peach and citrus. Flavor follows suit and adds nice delicate spice...great restraint and balance. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a clean, dry finish.
Mark_Eck (1273) - - OCT 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are honey, lemon, and citrus.
ansalon (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aromas of rye bread, honey, citrus. Taste is citrus, banana, funk, rye bread. Mouthfeel is quite dry with medium carbonation.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright golden but a little chunky at the bottom. Rich and complex aroma with lemon, coriander, yeast and sweet malt. It’s just as layered on the tongue. Sweet, dry and a hint of sourness. Love it, send me some!
Desverger (5077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - gold yellow coloured pour with a white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and floral grassy hoppy, some barnyard yeast, zesty citrus lemon notes, dry finish.