markoijelena (1930) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l at Majstor za pivo Belgrade Serbia. Taste with Ogi.21.12.2015.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Aroma yeasty.Taste sweet fruits, some spices, candy, dry finish, alcohol present.
nybol (1059) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En god smag af malt, og den har nok nogle noter af en saison, men den høje procent gør at den har mere fylde end en normal saison.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out a cloudy gold. 10ºSRM.
Nose is fresh pine and citrus brightness. There is no farmhouse funk. WTF?? If you let it sit and warm a little you maaaaaybe start to get a little lactic funk in the nose.
Mouthfeel is sudsy. Pronounced carbonation. Palate may be saison like with pale malt and wheat malt flavors of of wonder bread, wheat flour and raw dough. There is a cookie-dough character that is raw and sweet. Hops which are typically not part of the saison ride are here in force with flavors of fresh pine needles, some sap, some resin, and a very present almost aggressive vegetal raw bitterness. This vanishes soon enough for it to still be a saison??
Finish is sweet and bitter and brief.
Overall, I would imagine that the fine folks at To Øl have harnessed the wildness of the saison not unlike roping a mustang.
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Sebilinz (1535) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden body with large white lasting head. Aroma is malts honey and hints of peaches. Taste is fruits yeast some bretts with caramel and hints of sourness. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. Nice one.
mariuspoenari (700) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours a clear light orange, with a tall white head that gives way to a fine white lacing. Smells of citrus hops, saison and brett yeast. The taste is herb bitter, with notes of grapefruit and honey. A bit of harsh bitterness in the aftertaste, the kind that makes your mouth tight - thankfully, it works OK in this beer, but still, it’s not among my favourite tastes.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Otter’s Tears, Burslem. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge white froth. Nice and hoppy, some brett, sharp finish. I liked this and I’m not a great fan of saisons.
MrOrla (1710) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, Brett, hoppy, light spice. Taste sweet fruity ester, hoppy, balanced good stuff.
Hikeg (226) - - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow-orange body with big frothy white well-lasting head. Fruity hops, pine, perfume, a bit of barnyard, some sweat, some funk. Heavy bitter, light to medium sweet, medium to heavy acidic, long dry finish. Medium body, oily palate, lively carbonation. A good saison for this amount of hops.
tmrmwel (1618) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy light golden, with a big creamy head. Aroma is tropical hops with mango, pineapple and passion fruit, and yeasty notes of wood, as well as some funky bretty notes. Creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sharp tropical hops with peaches, grapefruit and orange peel, and yeasty notes of wooden barrels, white wine grapes, as well as some farmyardy notes. Lingering hoppy bitter finish.
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale gold with a modest white head. Gentle yet classy aroma of oranges, light puddingy dough, under-ripe nectarines. Medium bodied, carbonation on the low side for a saison. Decent balance between sweet, tart and bitter, with fruit flavours making up most of all three. Oranges, nectarines, some light dough, gentle spices. Dry and quite bitter at the end with a suggestion of funk right at the end. (Almost) justifies its alcoholic strength with depth rather than punch.