Digzis (97) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dégustée à Los Angeles. Une bonne bière florale et épicée avec quelques notes de banane et de miel. Un assemblage de saveurs intéressant.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, big white head. Good retention, some lace. Aroma of rye, dust, light brett, caramel, floral hop. Taste is quite sweet, minimal bitterness, rye, toffee, booze, toffee. Palate is sticky, slick, sweet finish. No brett, too sweet, too hot to be saison.
jesperhammer (3488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
08-SEP-2014, bottle @home, brought by Morten.
Hazy orange with huge, fluffy, off-white, lasting, lacing head.
Aroma is yeast, spice, peppar. Very spicy. Taste is spice, peppar, fruit and a bready note from the rye. Alcohol is present. Dry with quite some body. Fantastic.
zvsn (1017) - ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Bruery tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy rusty-red with a small head. Aroma and taste of sweet fruits, citrus, spices, sour vinous notes and yeast. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky texture.
rayaron (656) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy orange with low off-white head. Yeasty aroma. citrus, notes of banana. Sweet flavor, spicy, orange, yeasty, a bit sour, lemon, pepper, balanced. Creamy and buttery texture. Medium body. Sweet aftertaste.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a clear orangeish golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, bready and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, sweetbread, pear, sugar, black licorice. Finish is sweet, pine, herbal. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.
tectactoe (3114) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: To my surprise, I did not have a recorded rating for this. I feel like I’ve definitely had it before... but maybe not? Rustic amber, light-copper hybrid color; muddled & unfiltered with a fluffy, lasting white head on top. Aroma smells more like a "lighter" dubbel than a typical saison. Metallic caramel & stale toffee, plum, dark fruit esters, peppery spice, some cotton-y must, & a touch of sweet apple. Somewhere in there, I occasionally get a whiff of funky parmesan cheese rind, too. Taste is also more sweet than you’d expect a saison to be. Borderline sticky toffee & caramel, moderately stale with some toasted bread, apple, plum, yeast, perfume, & a spicy, potpourri-like finish. Lingering sweet-ish toffee notes, & a little bit of sharp yeast. This isn’t much of a saison, it’s more like a dubbel that was spiked with a little Brett. Saison de Lente blows this away.
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of Brett, light hops, spice. Medium bodied, complex and interesting
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on August 16, 2014. During "big bottle share Saturday".
Clear golden color, very small white head. Sweet, cinnamon, chocolate, orange scent. A bit sweet mead. Light acidic and sweet, some flower petals taste. Sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange-amber with a nice, thick, white head that maintains. Aroma of sweet/sour, spicy yeast, and rye, very nice. Flavor is well balanced, medium sweet, medium sour, and light bitter. The 8.5% abv is well hidden. Refreshing, yet full bodied and flavorful. Medium to soft carbonation, sticky and creamy texture, Highly recommended.