RW80 (2015) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Appearance: A hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma; Citrus, orange peels, pine grass, hay and some herbal notes. Taste: light sour, good bitterness,(Tarter and more bitter in the finish) , Some fruity citrus and orange, grassy hops, some yeast, a little bit of funk, semi dry finish. Light tart, spicey aftetaste.
Medium body, average carbonation.
neongolden (1228) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle shared) Pours fairly hazy medium gold with a huge lingering white pillow and literal piles of lace remaining. The nose has citrus, yeasty dough, medicinal herbal hop notes, white pepper, bubblegum sweetness and a subtle musty funk. On the palate, semi-sweet pale malts, citrus peel esp. orange, peppery, leafy and phenolic, a bit grainy and bready. Finish has pale candy sugar, a bit grassy, medicinal, pithy, astringent with a light bitterness and alcohol touches. Moderate mouthfeel, slightly creamy with soft carb. Not quite sure what it is, saison or tripel or whatever, doesn’t totally hide its booze but nice and drinkable nonetheless.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø - Langnes. Lys gyldengulbrun. Svakt uklar. Kjempehøyt skum som daler veldig sakte. Tynn lacing. God søt fruktaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken balansert. Mørke plommer. Sitrus. Blir tørr & syrlig etter hvert. Avslutter veldig tørt. Mye bunnfall igjen på flaska.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - FEB 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bionda e schiumosa. Profumata, floreale, agrumata, amarognola, secca, "croccante". Si sente l’Amarillo, il corpo è medio-lieve, struttura setosa, un po’ corta ma dissetante. Buona!
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color, creamy white head. Belgian yeast nose, fruity, citrus, light caramel, brett, light funky notes. Citrus taste, grapefruit, malty, light spicy, light to moderate bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
markoijelena (2322) - 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 (1427) - 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 (857) - 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 (1786) - 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 (1461) - 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.