erickok (4459) - Leuven, - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden body with off white and unstable head of small bubbles.Pleasant herbal and light spiced aroma, fresh grass from the hops, very light malts but enough clean yeast to give some base to this beer. Spicy taste profile, a herbal bitterness and more than expected. Has little body to build on, but I think it can get away with it. Herbal finish. Medium yet active carbonation. A bit different than expected; fairly clean and light base but with quite some classic hops, making it an interesting twist on a bier de garde/saison kind of style. Like the bretty feel to this. Very enjoyable. Man, I’m a sucker for well made saisons.. (33cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)
mile (3572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, faint fruitiness and light citrus, faint spiciness (coriander), light some herbal hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, faint fruitiness, light citrus and spiciness, some herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, light citrus and spiciness, herbal hoppyness. OK dryish and decently hopped saison. Body is bit thin and in the finish bitterness gets bit sharp/soapy. Could use more body and fruitiness to balance bitterness.
VDuquerroux (818) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A brown orange opaque beer with yellow hues ; medium creamy off-white head ; good retention ; good lacing. Fruits (lemon), light resin, herbs (intense), light bread. Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Light to medium body, average silky texture, average good carbonation, herbal dry finish. Overall, good herbal saison beer, nice bitterness, nice texture.
adamnowek (896) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange with a thin head that just won’t quit. Very herbal and floral taste and aroma with mild bitterness.
Spab (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at the beer bistro. Pours a cloudy orange colour with good-sized off-white head. Aroma is herbal and floral hops, tart fruit, spice and grains. Flavour is big on herbal and floral hops and yeastiness with tart apple, some solid spiciness and some graininess. Drying finish. Nice, interesting beer.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brasserie Thiriez - Etoile du Nord 5.5% bottle at Cave a Bulle. I heard this is a historically significant beer in France as it was the first truly hoppy beer and is a saison at that. A golden brass color with a huge thick fluffy head. Yeasty hay, flour, spices & mild hoppiness in the nose. The taste is bready, saison spices and herbal hops.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at MLF. Light, hoppy, lemon, bit yeasty. Easy drinking, quite refreshing but maybe lacking something.
zacgillbanks (3568) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehille, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a slight spicy sour citrus fruit flavour, peppery hop notes followed by floral lemon and herbs on the dry, bitter finish.
HerrBierkoenig (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, Pours deep cloudy golden liquid, small white frothy head, Aroma: very aromatic, floral, litchi, yeasty, spicy, grapes, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, floral, litchi, grapes, Palate: light body, creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation, long fruity spicy finish, Overall: perfect, enjoyed.
rusos (286) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow with white head. Aroma wine, fruity, belgian yeast. Taste quite bitter, but pleasantly, fruity, some alcohol. Very drinkable. Good.
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange golden colored beer. Malty aroma with grain, yeast. Malty taste, floral notes, spices yeast. Good.