mcberko (11056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours cloudy yellow with a big white head. Big barnyard funk, citrus and hay on the nose. Flavour is full of both citrus fruits and plenty of coriander, with a noticeable funkiness that kicks in later and a slightly sour, yeasty and citrusy finish. Crisp, clean, refreshing palate. Very solid.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Saison du BUFF
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, peppery spicyness, lots of herbal, big floral
Flavor: dry spicy flavor, lots of phenolic spices along with herbs
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to Dionysus! Gold pour. small head. Aroma of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme! Mostly parsley. Flavor is lemons, parsley and sage. Interesting beer and would be a great food beer.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog Bar, Aberdeen. It pours cloudy straw yellow with high carbonation and a large foamy white head. The nose is hay, pepper, nut, lemon sherbet and wood polish. The taste is citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon and lime zest, peach and pear), lots of green herbs (thyme and sage), yeast, pine, grass and hay. It all culminates in a very herbal, bitter finish. It’s an interesting and enjoyable saison.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus, and all around herbal. Tastes of spices, citrus, grains, and herbal.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Lightly hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that never fully dissipates. The nose is big-time herbal – rosemary, sage, fresh basil and white pepper… smells like my wife’s herb garden. Medium-bodied with a mildly oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor offers sweet pale malts, freshly boiled herbs and ballsy hop bitterness. Herbal, bitter, drying finish. Refreshing and unique. Kick ass saison. Bottle courtesy of giarcsr!
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 On draught at Mellow Mushroom. This beer is a hazy golden color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbal hops and spices along with some malt. Medium body with flavors of citrus, bready malt, herbs and hops. The finish is hoppy and fruity with a lightly spiced aftertaste. Good beer overall.
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Fruity nose with malt, yeast and hoppy notes. Flavour had malt, lemons, ginger, yeast and spicy notes. Finished dry and slightly bitter.
Sammy (10320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cole’s, Mike’s private collection. Great lace on light body. The aromas are a delightful, funky and fresh. More complex as I drink it, and that has to be done sip by sip. The herbs lead to a soup of tastes, still lemony and bitter, with white paper and the rosmary and sage. Above average mouthfeel and approachable by averge
adnielsen (10310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 Bottle @ home. Light yellow-orange body with a medium off-white head. Huge floral, lightly piney, slightly soapy hoppy, light belgian yeasty, lemon aroma. Floral, lemon, belgian yeasty flavor with a tangy, soapy finish. The first time I had this series, I really didn’t like the idea of over hopping a saison but it’s truly not as bad as I rated it.