madmitch76 (14285) - , 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 (1282) - 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 (1999) - 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 (11067) - 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 (8781) - 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 (2725) - 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 (6139) - 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.
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home- 29 Nov 2013. Looks and pours like a saison. Nose is saison yeast with a hint of the fruit to come. Taste is saison quickly flowed by some tartness from the gooseberries and apples. Does a good job of hiding the booze although it's noticeable in there. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Could have been a bit of a mess but Tempest deliver the goods again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mr_h (2711) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh - golden, slight haze, lots of bubbles, thin white head, yeasty, fruity aroma, no lacing, yeasty, fruity, dry, bitter finish
Stuartyboy (597) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a cloudy golden ale fresh gooseberry gives a light fruity flavour saison yeast provides body and depth with wheat and grain notes fruity and floral