jjh19 (56) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Bubbly, large bubbles, bright yellow.
Smell: Peppery and spicy.
Taste: Odd. Odd. Odd. Smokey, sweet, not particularly balanced. Some fruit and heavy-handed finish. This is all over the place. Bluh.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: Not my cup of Saison.
allmyvinyl (2920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Brewdog AGM, shared at home to celebrate something or other. Pours clear copper, big creamy head. Lot of vinious and peppery notes on the aroma. Some of the barrel character too. Taste is very dry, more wood and pepper. Bitter finish. Interesting, but not one I’d rush back to.
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a brilliant clear copper. Starts with a big sudsy head that subsides to a film.
Aroma: Big fruity spicy belgian yeast nose. As it warms up a equal amount of smokey malt.
Taste: Fruity spicy white wine-like Belgian ale. Big spicy Euro hops. Very sweet malt to balance the spice and bitterness. Smoked malt takes a back seat. Perhaps that will change with time. The alcohol is very apparent on this guy.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, peppery carb. On the smooth side still.
Overall: This is a big ass beer. I suggest cellaring a few to see how it evolves. This is a very classy tribute, and I hope Matt is up above watching everyone remembering him with this beer.
whiskeyrocks (58) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I could not even finish a glass of this... sorry but I guess I just discovered that this is not for me. Its sooo smokey. Too smokey for my tastes. For some reason when I saw it, it appealed to me but my mistake. I do enjoy trying new things because with out that you would never know what you like and dont.
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog. Clear yellow amber, still, small white head. Aroma is light lemon and estery, very toned down. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is earthy, bready, sweet Belgian tripel, a touch of sourness, noticeable alcohol. Better than expected.
mR_fr0g (2514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Clear golden coloured pour with a small fleeting white head. Quite viscous. Aroma is alcohol, light tart, Belgian yeast, raisin and tart fruit. Flavour is warming alcohol, spices, homey sweetness, and lingering raspberry fruit. Belgian yeast esters. Palate I’d thick on the tongue with low carbonation. Disappointing. Lingering alcohol warmth.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Deep amber pour with a small head. Smoked herb and lemon/lime. Some smoked tea. Sweet red fruits, some caramel malt. Herbal funk. Slightly tart on the finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Not bad.
ph03nix42 (7) - MCKINNEY, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The smoke is very subtle, gentle and not overpowering at all. Aroma is sour, fruity, smoky, flavorful.
Taste is bitter, sour, funk with a hint of smoke.
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Such a juxtaposition of influences this should not work - but it does!! Juicy somkey flavours meld with bubblegum and candided fruits f the forrest. Beechwood and tar on top of full, rounded hoppy saison. Quality and very fun, if a tad palate fatiguing.
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Sheps B. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is toasty, doughy, candy, berry, jammy, light smoke and fruity tang. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, candy, smoke, cherry jam, light spice and mild acidity with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Interesting and rather enjoyable.
Tide (1688) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Boulder Liquor Mart. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, smoke, spices, oak, earthy notes, grass and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with citrus, smoke, oak and hops. Strange, but enjoyable brew.