kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt with light citrus. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
NordicV (1158) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska på SBWF12 Gyllengul, lätt slöjad med vitt skum. Doft av jäst, honung, citrus och lätt pepprighet. Honungssötma, örtighet och lätt kryddighet i smaken.
VsXsV (2266) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Almost clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, lemon, candy, herbal hops and wheat. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of rose hips, herbs and white pepper. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at la fine mousse in Paris. Pours a hazy medium gold with a collapsing white head leaving some lacing. Fruity hop aroma. Grains with hints of orange peel. Sitter hoppy finish. Nice beer.
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml green bottle. Lot 292. Golden pour, some haze, mousse-like white foam on top, good sticky edges. Nose has grasses and hay, slight lime or lemony hop as well. Taste is bready, some citrus sweetness in the middle then layer of grassy hop on top with an herbal edge. Mild yeast finishes it out. Green grassy aftertaste, citrus. Decent lasting bitterness, dries out nicely. Lots of carbonation, medium body. A nice saison.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy colour that I can’t tell due to the fact the light switch is out of my reach. A slow pour is highly recommended. Grainy lemony grassy aroma that is very fresh, light spice and some fragrance that I’m too lazy to figure out. The taste is pretty good, enough hops that borderline on becoming too strong but hold perfectly, lemons, almost pine, white pepper, mild grains, I enjoyed this yet for me it is totally forgettable. Saisons just don’t excite me the way that a box of toe nail clippings from Gandhi would.
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Big white head on cloudy dark yellow. May have stirred it up a bit. Looks pretty in my Chimay glass. Aroma of hops, spiciness and yeast. Aroma could belong to a number of different styles but implies a refreshing beer. Dusty body with nice character and strong hops. A summer beer that keeps your attention. Long dry hop aftertaste.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a massive white head that settles slowly to reveal some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and grains with bold grassy and herbal notes. Taste is light fruits and grains with a bold herbal and grassy hop bitterness in the finish with hints of yeast. Medium bodied with loads of carbonation leaving a nice mouthfeel. This is quite a tasty brew even though it doesn’t quite fit the style profile. I would almost call it a French IPA.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle] a gentle pour from an unsettled bottle yields equal parts meringue-like head and a cloudy dark straw colored body. The aroma is floral hops right out front, followed closely by saison yeast. There is lots of lemon rind, a touch of isopropyl, yeasty bread dough, hints of acid, and a light herbal quality. The flavor is initially dry and bitter. The hops linger long after the sip. The carbonation is perfect and the beer feels quite soft in the mouth. The bitterness is just a touch out of balance, but not too bad. Nice saison. Definitely a beer to have fresh.
_angst_ (2772) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2*330 ml bottles bought in a mixpack and shared at tasting. Pours pale clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny stale with yeasty esters, bread, cloves, allspice, white pepper and sweet fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny sour and floral with yeasty esters, crackers, oatmeal cookies, orange peal, lemon zest, lemon balm, white pepper and allspice. Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly dry and light to medium body. Finish is sweet, tiny sour and tiny bitter with bread, orange peal and allspice. Nicely dry and drinkable.