BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 release 12oz bottle sitting pretty in a wine glass. Golden yellow tone with a dense white head and aromatics jumping out the glass. Upon the first smell I get flash backs to Saison Du Buff which is probably the thyme and peppery yeast in play. Floral lavender, a touch of eggy sulfur and bright citrus are also present. The flavors are nice and balanced with a spicy dry finish, I really enjoyed it.
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, herbs and lemon for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with notes of green apple and ginger. Head is huge, frothy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy light yellow amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a ginger type bite finish. Nothing outstanding, but this Saison is perfectly balanced and a nice twist in the end.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in the Drafthouse Tower Bridge. Clear yellow amber, medium white fluffy head. Nose is fruity yeast esters, saison yeast, straw, lemon zest, herbal. Taste is quite a clean flavour, with the lemon and fruity ester flavours coming through and some nice fruit and saison yeast tanginess. Also bit of straw, grass and grain husk. Clean, crisp fruity saison without the higher complexity of something like a saison dupont.
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours hazy straw colored with a one finger white head. It smells of yeast, spice, and citrus. The taste is similar but also with what is a fairly strong dose of hops bitterness for the style. It finishes dry and overall is alright, but I hate to say it for one of my favorite breweries, not that great to me. Average.
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Citrus and herbal nose, yeast, sweet and spicy, grass, some lemon. Clear dark gold straw color. Herb-infused grass and citrus fruit, sweet malt, some coriander, gentle pepper, and orange zest. Thin-medium body. Tasty stuff, but the herb/spice thing is a bit overdone, I think. Too much going on, in what should be a simple pleasure.
Zekada (321) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BrewDog, Liverpool. Pours pale yellow with a medium whiter head. Aroma of spices wheat, citrus and flour. Taste is a spicy, complex taste. Wheat, herbs, citrus and fruits. Palate has a sleek and easy feeling. Overall a quiet special beer.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy gold with an average off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, peppercorn, hay, grass, straw, and floral. Taste is of straw, white pepper, coriander, light cumin, grain, and grass.
travita (4196) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is clear, golden in color, off white head. The smell is spices, fruit, perfume, florals, and ok. The taste is perfume, sliced, lavender, a little too much, and ok.
60minuteman (906) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus and lemon zest. Some hop, grass and spices. Clean and slightly bitter on the finish. Very enjoyable.
miquelcrush (1556) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molt bona saison, destaquen tocs cítrics i a pebre, en boca és molt untuosa i persistent.
Muy buena saison, destacan toques cítricos y a pimienta, en boca es muy untuosa y persistente.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Naama’s place. Pours an hazy yellow with a nice head, aroma of lemon, mint, bubblegum, yeast, flavor is dry with cardboard, lavender, leaf spiciness, medium bodied.