_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber received as an extra in a trade. Thank you rfraga7! Limited rating due to most of my original rating being lost. Pours slightly hazy golden with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sour and slightly fruity with crackers, lemon juice, dry soil, crackers, white pepper corns, lemon zest, hay, rubber and hints of barnyard. Taste is slightly bitter, tiny sour, tiny funky and slightly fruity with crackers, lemon juice, unripe tropical fruits, lemon zest, moist green herbs, pepper corns, dry soil, hay and hints of barnyard. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour and slightly bitter with crackers, unripe tropical fruits, hay, dry soil, pepper corns and lemon zest. A standard saison. Tasty but nothing fancy. Had hoped to give this a better rating but got enough to atleast write something.
kaser (2604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy fruity. Smells like an orange lemon. Bright orange. Not a Saison fan but love this one. Super flavorful and enjoyable.
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superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, and earthy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malty hoppiness and yeast spiciness. Taste of orange zest, orange rind, pineapple, clove, pepper, pear, apple, lemon zest, floral, grass, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Good amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pineapple, clove, pepper, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity and balance of hoppy flavors/spicy yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy saison! Very nice balance and complexity of hoppy flavors and yeast spiciness; and extremely smooth to sip on. This was a very enjoyable offering.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of allesmetkaas, @Dean Sticky Floor Tasting 2. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is funky, yeasty, bit disappointing aroma actually. Wel balanced flavor, but not much going on really. Just a standard, saison beer. Good beer, but I did expect a whole lot more from two of the Worlds best brewers..
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is orange with a small white head. The aroma brings hops and citrus followed by a sturdy malt backbone. Good flavor, though a bit sweet and syrupy. Oranges soaked in alcohol. Hoppy finish with lingering bitter citrus. Not really a saison, in my opinion, but tasty nonetheless. Good stuff.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from lemonhead. Cloudy rusty amber with a small off white head. Aroma of honey, milk caramels, peppercorns and lemon. Flavor is very sweet, lots of caramel and butterscotch, there is some mild spice and bitterness. Medium body with a syrupy, flabby mouth feel. This is supposed to be a Saison???, really? This beer is a flabby, under attenuated mess.
johnnnniee (2278) - 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.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Deep, cloudy golden body. Big, frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Big aroma of tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, toasted grain, alcohol, pepper, The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Like a cross between Dupont Posca Rustica and Dreadnaught. Fruity, aromatic, juicy. Finish of peppery alcohol and less dry than classic saisons. But overall, this is one enjoyable beer.
Lukaduke (2112) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hmmmm. Was skeptical about this one as I wouldn’t associate either of these breweries with the saison style but that was part of the allure as well as the hieroymus bosch meets robert crumb like label. Anyway lets start talking about the actual beer... pours a medium copper color with three fingers of sticky khaki foam. The nose is more of a barleywine... cornpop cereal, butterscotch, taffy and copper pennies. Hmmm. WTF, this has to be full of diacetyl infection after looking at other reviews there is no way I could pick anything close to traditional saison flavors... and it seems some people actually did get a saison in this bottle... butterscotch, copper pennies. Drainpour !
SirLimpsalot (2104) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Basunen: doftar inte mycket, lite gräs kanske. Kan vara för gammal. Lite maltig ton. God men kanske inte på topp.
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