mmalon3 (12) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a 22oz bottle from FFF brewery and poured into a stemmed wine glass. Slightly hazy golden amber in color with white frothy head. The aroma is dominated by fruity citrus hops and some green apple. The palate is sweet and malty, but not clawing. Overall the beer is sweet, citrusy and tart, but an increased carbonation level would help to cut some of the acidity.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jmborggren. Pours a hazy dark golden/orange color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have big citrus notes,oranges and tangerines, some tropical notes, funk, bready malts, floral notes,and herbs. Medium-bodied, dry finish, nice drinking fruity saison.
thome50 (883) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep orange to brown with white head. Aroma of fruit and malty hops. Taste is fruity caramel forward. No funk. Odd for a saison.
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml PBFVIII
Hazy orange, small white head. De Molen type yeasty nose with fruity hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Fruity, sweetish flavor. Quite simple 3F.
merc7186 (1729) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Tropical Fruit Explosion (passion fruit, pineapple, oranges), Grapefruit, Mild Corriander
T: Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Mild Corriander
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a really solid saison with a strong tropical fruit nose and taste..but worked.
johnnnniee (2033) - 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 (5324) - 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 (5260) - 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 (20003) - 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 (4941) - 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 (18939) - 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.