kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, tropical fruit, floral, citrus and caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter with a light tart finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
RichTheVillan (1647) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with off white head, sweet grassy aroma, quite floral tasting with citrus background really good.
Temptation (166) - - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orangish amber color, white head, foamy and dense, not very longlasting. Hoppy and deep floral aromas to caramel, malts and some sugar. Rustic but elegant mouthfeel, a little bit citric but very well balanced with natural notes to honey and straw, present in the aroma, too. Strangely sophisticated and natural at the same time. An extraordinary saison.
ej (515) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, golden with a huge, white, creamy head. Aroma is mellow sweet, fruity with hints of coriander. Taste is dry and bitter, some fruityness here also. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. This is fruity, sweet pilsner malt, yeasty, bready. A solid saison with a dry finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet grainy and lightly bready malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, lemon zest, some funk, citrus and green fruit esters.
T - Sweet grainy and lightly bready malts, Belgain yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, lemon zest, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, smooth bitterness, some funk, and light tart green fruits.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, dry, estery finish.
D - Great hoppy saison. Good overall balance.
Sigmund (4538) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 8%. Deep golden colour, huge white head. Fresh and pleasant of (mainly) American hops (Amarillo and Simcoe), notes of citrus and "spicy" saison yeast. The flavour is much sweeter than expected, certainly not "crisp and dry" as described, but still nice enough to drink. Notes of white kandij sugar and orange peel, the finish is spicy/peppery and hoppy, medium bitter. No masterpiece, but quite nice.
berntholer (574) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
large ivory white head, foam head and some lacing. yellow-orange clear colour. quite a lot of carbonation. very pronounced hoppy resin aroma. long lasting hoppy and resin taste. not what i expected at all, the bottle reads saison + brett, but this rather reminds me of an IPA75 cl / notes from backlog
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a large white head. Aroma is malt, grapefruit, brett, flower and perfume. Flavour is malt, peach, perfume, light brett and flower.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, some wood and mild earthy notes. Flavour is very similar with a quite big body and some nice spicyness.