yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival -14. A lighlty hazy golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is piney and grassy, lighlty yeast-spiced and peppery. The pale malts are almost undetectable. It’s full-bodied and dryish on the palate, with a nice carbonation level and bitterness. Peppery flavor with pine cones and grass. Bitter, fruity finish. Overall, a tasteful and quenching beer I could easily have a few of. And it’s not as sweet as many American saisons are, that’s good. 140523
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the POPE. Aroma is bread yeast, some grain, and perfume. Pours golden with a medium head. Taste is floral with some sourdough bread roll yeast and a sugary body. Overall, a little sweet sticky for the style but certainly pleasant. Kind of forgettable.
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, citrus and hint of pepper. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long yeasty, pepper, citrus and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
olsvammel (3691) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from a bottle shop in Copenhagen (most likely M&F). Fruity and slightly hoppy smell. Creamy mouthfeel, lightly hoppy with a light malt base. I would have never guessed saison for this one, thought it was a sligjtly old APA. Very drinkable though.
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sanple at Haand. Pours a clear golden with white head. Aroma with bananas. Taste has bananas, and fruits.
jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surly’s CynicAle is as delicious as it is unconventional. The appearance is everything you’d expect from a farmhouse ale: heady, lively, golden. The smells of yeast and fruit are extremely enticing, too. The taste is what blew my mind. Surly really nailed this one. The flavors of stone fruit and yeast blend perfectly to create a lovely earthy/sweet balance. While I’m partial to saisons that boast a big (and slightly sour) yeast strain, CynicAle shows that tropical flavors can also be a welcome addition to this style.
hayduke (3534) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a can at Dark Lord Day 2014. Pours a gold coloer with a white head, Nose of light fruit. Medium body, Flavor is of fruit add spices. Nice. .
Vignale (2281) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burk från Mikkeller and Friends. Gyllrngul, lätt disig, lågt snabbt försvinnande skum. Lite sötunken doft som inte är så trevlig, men som blir bättre när ölet luftat sig och honungsdoften gifter sig bättre med saisonjästen. Lite krämig/skummig munkänsla, spretig smakbild, söta honungssmaker, lite alkohol, lätt pepprig, gräsig beska, väldigt lätt kropp, men iaf lite saison vibbar. Nja. Surly har fortfarnde långt kvar innan jag är övertygad.
solidfunk (4701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light session saison with light Belgian floral yeast and light hay, bubblegum. Average for style. Carbonation a little fizzy for style and kills the finish, which has some sweetness. Tap takeover at Churchkey.
gopherfan99 (700) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, pours gold with a white head, tastes sweet with some honey and yeast, has a nice spice to it as well, very good