fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is cereal grain, grass, fruity and spicy esters, stone fruit, citrus and light floral and pine notes. Flavor is fruity and spicy up front, tree and stone fruit, peppery, clove and ginger spice, nice orange marmalade and grassy finish. Medium body, oily, chalky entry leading to a moderate strength, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and chalky somewhat slick and dry finish. Good stuff, it hides it’s booze decently, but like many other Saisons it would probably be better at around 75% of its strength. I really like the hop profile though.
davidezdonz (72) - , HONG KONG - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 12 fl oz bottle that has a bottling date code of 364:14 aka 30th December 2014. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The beer poured a slightly hazy orange tinted golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly. Aromas are mainly bready malts, quite yeasty, hint of coriander, honey and then some fruity banana, pineapple, apple and lemon to end. Taste starts sweeter than expected but ends with a lasting bitterness. Honey and bubblegum upfront, followed by mild or even weak apple juice, and hints of banana, spicy pepper and lemon zest. Dry, medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall I prefer my saison’s sour whereas this one is hoppy. Having said that, it’s still very refreshing and easy to drink.
MarkoR (726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden orange colour with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet, honey, orange zest. Taste is same, plus white pepper, floral. Pretty good beer.
Bricktop86 (649) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is white pepper wheat and slight funk. Taste follows nose.
CacheManyHose (402) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Craftissimo's new shop. Bright light orange-amber. Thin white head with huge bubbles that subside, no lacing. Smells very sweet, honey and orange zest, with a very citric yeastiness. More white pepper and doughy malt as it warms up. Tastes of honey, citrus fruit, Body is lemony, crisp, smooth, very fine light carbonation - like a fizzy apple juice. A Saison that's very sweet, citric and fresh/bright tasting. Would be nice paired with food.
HKdIPA (469) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from new Craftissimo at home. Nearly clear golden pour with minimal carbonation. Aroma is yeast, honey, lots of honey, some pine, floral, lemon. Taste follows - lots of honey, again, which is pleasantly unusual. Leads to a very round taste and even palate. Other flavors are lemon, some pine, saison peppery. Lasting mild bitterness. Nice take on a saison - not as hoppy as I thought, but some good bitterness, and I like the honey notes. Would get again. Not overpowering in either the saison or hoppy direction so would pair well with some roasted fall food.
ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Old Town. Aroma: Honey herbal lozenge with honey emphasis; light musty lemon peel; light gum. Appearance: Bright gold, unfiltered pour with lively carbonation holding up a foamy white head; the head settles into a solid skin. Flavor: All flavors from the aroma lightly present up front, but lemon-led; honey and gum come up more to carry this to the finish, which has some light noble-like bitterness, and is mostly dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really dug this; definitely one to try if you’re like me, and typically have a hard time appreciating American takes on the style. Affordable as well (my bottle was $2.99).
heman (212) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Potezny aromat serka homogenizowanego o smaku marakuja, kojarzy sie z lactobacillusami. W tle troche ziolowe. Po ogrzaniu delikatny alkohol i drozdze. Smak wytrawny, skora i drozdze.Alkoholowa goryczka. W tle owoce.
GenkiGonzo (660) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with almost no head. Yeasty, soft fruit aroma. Flavour has a nice touch of spice to give it dry, fresh finish.
Baramba (426) - ITALY - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Umami Assisi. Medium orange with thick medium white head. Aroma of yeast, coriander, pepper. Sweet flavour with pepper, spicy and bitter finish
edgallow (2885) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and yeast. Taste is spice, yeast, floral and sweet malts.