77ships (3683) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle split by 3. Orange, quickly gone head. Lots of mellow orange and light marmalade in the nose, hay, straw, peaches, lightly rustic. Tastes of mellow biter zest, light esters, sweet orange, dash marmalade, touch creamy, lightly sweet. Not stellar or pronounced enough to reach for the stars but still a very lovely drink. I may be anything but a fan of most ’t Hofbrouwerijke beers but is definitely one of the good ones.
kraddel (2969) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours unclear warm blonde, no real head .
Smell is dry hay , bitter .
Taste is very bitter . Dry , grain and hay .
Borresteijn (4620) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle at Brel Biercafé. Hazy golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of earth, light spicy, hay, lemon, straw, classic. Flavour is light to medium-sweet, hay, unmalted barley, spices, yeast, lemon, citrus, firm bitter finish. Light-bodied, firm carbonation. Nice.
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Fruity, milky, sour, orange, porridge, pineapple, peaches in aroma. Fruity, peaces, hay, yeast in taste. Bit dull and lack of character.
FatPhil (9272) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (Bierkompass.de)
Straw coloured, UFOs. brief head. Milky creamy rice pudding cooked milk aroma, some fruitiness. Slightly watery palate, fairly refreshing, crispish carbonation. Fruity body, fleshy sweet fruits - pineapple. Finish has some nice bready malts, just a hint of saisony farmhouse yeastiness. Sub-par saison
Trappist1 (441) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color. Nose: very floral. Taste: very well balanced, bitter, but also sweet finish. Very nice saison!
RexTalionis (2404) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl, BBE 02/2016. Pours unclear pale goden in color with a creamy
whitish head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Fruity citrus, summer meadow
and lots of more lime-like notes in aroma. Light biting peppery spicyness and
lemony juicyness mostly in taste, some parts are slightly bitter, some are again
more sweeter as in ripe garden fruityness. Nice one with a very refreshing,
slighty bitter, ending.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, earth, florals, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, herbaceous, grass, earth, florals, dried apple, yeast, and minerals with a dry, mildly bitter finish.
john_henry (98) - - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My personal opinion is that this is a very nice example of this style, better than some more well known examples. Wish I had more in the cellar.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. w. swing top @ PBF2012.
Light unclear medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, leather, funky, fruit, saison yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, saison yeast, fruity, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.