Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at holyrood 9a. Pours cloudy orange, aroma and taste are fruity, bitter, yeasty.
mR_fr0g (4000) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Chrisso’s May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Golden yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is spicy lemon zest, earthy straw. Flavour is orange peel, straw, earthy, slight stale. Palate is quite sweet, highish carbonation. Too Sweet for me.
Leighton (11893) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s May 2014 tasting - London. Pours clear yellow with a white cream head. Nice aroma, slightly wheaty, with melon and passionfruit accents. Light-medium sweet flavor with white grape, mellow lemony tang, straw, wheat. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with sugary wheat, further white grape, some salty notes. Nice.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Lightly hazy gold beer, bubbly white head. Light palate, airy and dry with fine carbonation. Light floral bitterness. Little gooseberry tang. Touch of generic fruits. Dry seltzer. Dry finish. Not bad.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ Chriso May 14 tasting. Pours hazy gold, spicy sweet fruity aroma, nice and creamy saison texture, Belgian yeast, complex fruity taste with gooseberries & apple core without deserting a solid saison character. Very nice indeed.
Douberd (2617) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml, thanks to Lonick for this one! Poured into a tulip, ABV 8%
Pours a golden yellow beer, slight hazy, with a tall white head, thick and with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma is very yeasty, peachy.
Taste has floral notes, malts, light yeast, dry white wine, I don’t get the gooseberries but that’s because I never had any, I do get some apple juice. Quite complex taste actually.
Medium thin body, high carbonation.
Overall very good, real thirst-quencher.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from ‘trade’ with cgarvieuk shared with Eric. So the mountain came to Mohamed-thin offwhite-hazy gold. A-lt malt, yeast, berry. T-lt malt-bready, yeasty, berry/apple, grassy.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, fizzy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of spicy, fruity farmhouse yeast esters and phenols - pear, apricot and clove - with a hint of apple and a smidge of breadiness. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is a spicy, fruity blend of Belgian phenols and esters - moderately sweet spiced-apples, light clove, mild acidity and a trace of bitterness. Finishes crisp, lightly bitter and spicy. Reminiscent of a ramped-up Saison Dupont. Big KUDOS to cgarvieuk via jcwattsrugger for the opportunity to try this unexported Scottish-brewed saison!
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden amber with a lacing of white head with an at first cereally becomming weizen like bananas and a hint of tart lactic in behind...not as expected. Fairly sprightly carbonation then something definitely Belgian in the yeast esters and a tart gooseberry note. Saison yeast most definitely dominates here. Quite light in body for its strength and there is perhaps some apple skins in there but a lot less noticable than the apple character in nikasi. It actually reminds of avec le bons veux - unsurprising given its the same yeast at a similar ABV but not quite enough fruit to make it truly sing.
Scopey (7449) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. It pours cloudy golden orange with a fizzy white head. The nose is sweet apple, gooseberry, pear drops upfront, then doughy, hay and ginger. The taste is crisp, tart gooseberry, apple, sherbet, candy, pear drops, minerals, wood, barnyard, white grape skin and some alcohol warmth with a dry finish. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. Perhaps a touch too sweet on the nose. Balance works rather well. Good fun and rather quaffable stuff.