Idiosynkrasie (6415) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruit dominated, slightly clean if not aseptic, all in all classical Saison aroma with flavours in peach, apricot and sweet cherry direction as well as hints of mustard seed finds itself interfered by light, oaky smoky, leafy tobacco notes, which thereby redound to an oscillating effect, making it difficult to decide between complementary and incongruous aspects. Taste is rather bitter hoppy, smoky notes knock repeatedly, slightly sweet fruity notes of peach and apricot try hard to attain prevalence, involving spicy hints of mustard seed and a touch of sweet cherry; almost completely hidden alcohol - that nevertheless unfolds quite some impact. I admit to lack comprehension for the high abv - would prefer a lightly, less clinical version, sporting a more laissez-faire attitude concerning yeast action and possible defilement.
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle shared at home. Hazy golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, honey, malts, smoke and spices. Nice!
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crisp bright golden brown color. Aromas of peat, smoke, and vegetables. Flavor is metallic vegetable tasting.
BuckeyeBoy (5977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to my wife. Pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. nose is smoked meat some yeast earthy notes and more of the smoke. Taste is more of the smoke cured meat a nice yeast touch and some spice.
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden-orange color with small whie head. Preiselbeeren, smoked malts, tart. Taste is cherries, preiselbeeren, jammy, a bit spicy. Could be dirtier, but still a nice dry fruity Saison.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium head orange gold pour soft carbonation aromas citrus crispness rich spicy note grain banana clove floral touch the flavours sweet conserve taste rich malt remember now that rich cherry wood taste light resin sticky note smoke touch rich on the palate grain taste mild sort of bitter taste sweetness is perfect good balance earthiness doughy touch bread note great to drink the finish cherry wood a real winner in taste some good fruit spice notes lasting earthiness sweetness nicely balanced beer very good classy smoked Saison
scottcowan (1) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single elements of the beer work as incredibly unique entries on Stone’s part. However, as it fails to work as a cohesive product.
Headbanger (3849) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 3/17/16 (Jewel-Osco) 42° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, smoke, and spices. Taste of the same with a bit more smoke on the back end. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light cloudy with cream 1 finger head. Aroma is very dense. Smoke, yeast, meat, wheat, mandarin, wood, old smoke, cherry, sugar, fruits, orange. Taste is dense as well. Quite sweet, peach, smoky and peaty. Wood and sweet wheat, mandating, light peat and umami. Full body, soft carbonation. Light marmelade. Dry smoky finish with lots of oak.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours an innocent, hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma has leathery smoke, fruity peachy notes, wheat, alcohol super well hidden, strong yeasty spice. Taste is super dry, smokey, bitter, fruity sweetness, dry, smokey finish. Medium high carbonation, smooth body with a well hidden alcohol.