madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7th August 2014
RBESG pt 1. Craft Clapham. Bottle coutesy of Scopey - cheers ears! Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Light malts with well integrated mellow smoke. Nice rich but mild cherry led fruity tang on the back end. Comes together well. Tasty.
fiulijn (15310) - 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.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. Itís a crystal clear dark golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma has the typical saison scent in the back, fruity, grassy and peppery, and then thereís a pleasant woody touch and a faint smoke note showing up. Some rose hints and a touch of cellar in the far back. Itís full-bodied and lighlty warming on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Itís pretty dry, but some sweetness is detected. Fruityness, grass, pine cones and pepper, some smoked wood and a touch of cellar in the flavor. A decent bitterness too, lasting for a good while. Although not a favorite of mine, itís sure a solid and well brewed beer, well suited as a celebration to a passed away co-worked. Cheers to Matt. 140516
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Watering Hole, Yoyogi. Clear golden - white head. Sweetness. Nice smokey. Light candy like notes. Spicy notes. Peppery. Zesty. Wooden notes. Apple. Nice - too sweet, and very fracmented - not smoooth enough.
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and draft. Golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of steady smoke, stone fruit. Taste starts smokey then sweet then fruit. Very nice.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber, floral, quite sweet and a little phenolic. Sweet, alcoholic, strong, light overripe peach character. A messy beer. Not all bad, but messy.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Draft at Lui Luiís - West Leb, NH. Pours clear, bright gold with a frothy, white head. The nose has some bready, doughy pale malts, wheat, honey. Medium to big sweet flavor, moderate dry smoke, some honey. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, some further wheat, yeast, lightly smoked pale malts. Decent. (June 2014, 3.5)
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 opening dinner - CBC Clapham. Pours clear gold with a white foam cap. The nose has doughy pale malts, some dry smoke. Medium sweet flavor with bitter grain husk, alcohol, dried wheat, smoke. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Boozy finish with light astringency, more dry, smoked wheat, soft yeast notes. So so. (August 2014, 3.2)
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, white pepper, some lemon/spicy, light smoked wood, cherry. Taste is sweet, cherry, some alcohol, light smoked, caramel, pepper, light alcohol burn in the finish. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Clear golden orange pour with a white head. Slight skunk on the nose with lots of sweet floral notes, some smoke, banana, and apple. Some sweet bread and a touch of yeast. Slight tartness of fruit and flowers on the palate. Some banana, tart pear, and a lot of apple. Subtle smoke, some caramel, and bread. Nice citrus peel and lemon on the finish.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Light smoky aroma. Med body. Burns a bit. Flavor is wood, caramel., hop. Pretty astringent. Then it develops a bit of sweet malt. Then it goes dry. Hard to pin down the hop. Quite good drink.