maekchu (2465) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Nate. Belgian yeast nose, big fruitiness, then some smoke, and light fumes. Thick dark straw color. Complex range of fruits, some dark notes from smoke, fruit thickens in mid and becomes mildy tart, sweet finish. Medium-heavy body. One-year old. Complex and lightly warming. Hides the alcohol well. Very nice.
jinroh (551) - ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this months ago. Pours golden clear, bit of foam. Aroma is spicy, Belgianíish. Taste is intense, sweet and sticky. Bitter and the finish feels quite dry and lingering. Interesting strong-boned saison that is expanding the idea of saison as a style for me. Interesting experience.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Ariel. Pours orange to yellow with a medium head, aroma of spices, chocolate, cherry and wood, flavor of cherries, chocolate, wood and spices, medium bodied.
CopterScott (166) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick hazy yellow color with a thin white head. aroma is farmhouse yeast. Flavor is barnyard, spice, sweet, and some smoke.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6229-20140321] Bottle. Floral grains aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange flowers and boozy tart fruity apple flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You missed the nuts in the face."
fluffy (1842) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice simple smoked beer, well balanced and just enough smokiness. Job well done on this one.
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fiulijn (15440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy golden color; it pours viscously; small head. It has the flowery and alsmost fruity aroma typical of many American Saison, deep, with a light spicy touch. Good body structure, the mouthfeel is slightly oily, and itís fairly sweet; delicate pale malt flavor, mix of spices and fruit from the yeast, light smoked touch, and light acidity; these components blend well together for a dynamic result; correct bitterness; the alcohol is not noticeable.
Nice beer, mostly a sipper, and I would like to try a version with more smoke too.
trevor211 (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Seattle International Beer Fest 2014 (delayed rate). This is one of the lovelier saisons Iíve ever had -- really enjoyed it. It starts out like any other saison, a nice farmhouse golden ale. Itís a little malt-forward, yeasty for sure, with a subtle citrus and peppercorn... and the cherry wood comes flowing through at the end. Itís a lovely wood, slightly smoky, that lingers on the finish, adding some really great complexity to the style.
CapFlu (4662) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light, off white head atop a clear orange body. Nose is very mellow, mushroom, roasted nuts and only a slight marshmallow. Much more flavourful than the aroma. Tastes of wet cedar, hot malt and buttery finish. Very interesting.
Butters (3901) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dull straw pour with decent white head ring. Sweet and malty crackers and belgian yeasty breadiness. Not syrupy. But definitely sweet. The cherrywood actually shows through here. ABV is hidden very well. Not what I would classify as a saison, but more like a well balanced and more complex wheat wine. Lingering orange pith bitterness on the tongue. Well done for what it is.