marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, tulip. Light gold, almost greenish. White halo, very little lace. Sharp, fruity, almost cider-like aroma. A little floral. Floral taste, then sharply drying. Astringent and spritzy. Very drinkable, but not really my cup of tea.
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: yeasty sour, citric. Appearance: slightly hazy but almost clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium to strong sour. Palate: low carbonation, medium long dry and bitterish finish. Overall: OK Saison, missing the complexity and any hints of the oak ageing. Pint at The Kernel Brewery Tap, London.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
slightly hazy pale blonde, white lacing, steady stream of bubbles. Subtle grape and lightly lactic nose. At first tart, full bodied, musty perhaps, wet oak, lightly sour fruity refrain
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy weak golden with a small white head. Aroma of fresh sour/acidic apples. Taste is oaky, light sour, with crisp tart berries, prickling carbonation, short finish, very refreshing though.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Yellow / golden colour with a light haze and loose white head. Aroma is light sour , lacto, grainy and musty. Aroma is is a touch of sour, grainy and apple tartness. Small amount of acidity. Some weird spices linger. Medium fine body and light carb. Medium dry finish. Tasty enough.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kernel HQ, 28/12/13.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head.
Nose is tangy citric fruit, woody dankness, white grapes, little dirt and earth, haybales, faint must.
Taste comprises lemon rind, straw, cobwebs, damp wood, very light acidity coming through, sprinkle of funk.
Light to medium bodiment, fine carbonation, dry grassy closure.
Nice stuff, lots going on for the ABV!
Earlier Rating: 12/22/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Tap at the brewery, 21/12/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a thin white head.
Nose is straw, lemon, woody, vinous, grape skins.
Taste comprises orange, lemon rind, apple skin, hay, light spice, farmyeard, light funk notes.
Medium light bodiment, fine carbonation, dry grassy closure.
Nice saison, lots of flavour for just 3.8% !
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Clear blond, not much head. Aroma is light funk, apples, bit herbal, berries. Taste is good, fruity, herbal. Bit creamy. Pretty nice.
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from the brewery. Poured a clear light straw colour with a frothy white head. Looked The aroma is acid citrus grapefruit with some creamy notes. The flavour is medium sour with a cheesy acid palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of oak, citrus, light tart fruit. Flavour is light sweet, moderate acidic. Oak hanging in the finish. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th December 2013
Keg at the brewery. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Light minerally crisp palate, dry. Light mellow sourness, touch of lemon. Touch of dry woodiness but sadly no oak notes. Whisper of marmalade. Quite a dry crisp finish. Light tangy bitter linger. Pretty drinkable.