johnnnniee (3268) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by hopicide, thanks for the opportunity.
Clear gold nose of pepper and spice, sweet sugary malt, nice saison.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet orange, grapefruit, yeast and some lemon juice. Flavour of strong floral hops, sweet caramel, strong grapefruit, lemon juice, pungent citrus, herbs and hay. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Good stuff.
olio (8444) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a large lasting head. Aroma of spruce, herbal notes, some pine, fruits and hops. Flavor of hops, citric fruits, caramel malts and some toffee.
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, some slight honey and quite sweet. Flavour is very much the same, and a very nice balance to it. The alcohol is evident but quite ok to it.
laiti (7779) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅷ
Aroma is sweetish with apricot, biscuits, fruits and caramel. Flavour is rather strong on apricot, some fruity notes. Finishes with apricot, grassy notes and hints of peppery spices. Becomes even too strong on herbs and spices at the end of the glass. Not bad anyway.
omhper (22246) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at PBF. Hazy amber colour, coarse head. Rich grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grapefruit, soap and marzipan. Salty, very bitter finish.
tiong (5592) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, floral notes, spices, malts and crisp lemony notes. Taste is hoppy, floral, lemony, fruity and spicy with notes of crisp maltiness. Finish is bitter, hoppy and floral with some spicy notes and hints of fruits. Quite nice hoppy saison.
jkwood04 (5053) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light yeasty notes, some pale and caramel malts, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not that great.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, light onion, apricot, peach, malts, fresh lemon, quite fruity. Bitter flavour, fruity, malts and hops. Great carbonation. Quite light body. Bitter finish, fruity, apricot and peach. Not quite a saison, but a nice beer nonetheless!
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
77ships (6479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
65 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. Golden amber with little white head. Nose is huge on hops, USA, pine, big hay, lots of spices, big pepper, spicy yeast and quite rustic, nice. Taste is surprisingly bitter, very bitter hay, feels like there is quite a lot of old world hops in here as well, Eastern-EU?, grass, lots of barn, very big hay, huge raw spicy yeast, very lingering, grass, light zest, pepper, huge ester. Lovely but so harsh that it is almost hard to drink a glass, let alone a 22 oz. Ridiculously dry body. Quite lovely.