sonnycheeba (1907) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy, dark gold with average, creamy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malt, herbs, grassy and floral hops, lemon, orange peel, and spice. Flavor is spice and dry malts forward with light fruit esters, grassy hops, and herbs; touch of booze at the end with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
ngeunit1 (1547) - 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 (4166) - 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 (142) - 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 (18576) - 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.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours cloudy golden color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, hops and floral notes. Flavor of fruits, pale malts and resiny hops. Very disappointing.
lusikka (4044) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, floral notes and some spiciness. Flavour of sweet malts, brett, caramel, grains, floral notes and some fruitiness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Refreshing.
laiti (3927) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF’13, BBE 02.08.2014
Aroma has yeasty notes and fruits. Flavour has yeasty notes, fruits, some peppery spices and hints of apricot. Finishes with grassy hops with some gooseberry bush. Palate is too high on CO2. Warming alcohol after some sips. Nice.
floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from OB, Sydney. Presents with a hazy orange body and a large rocky white head that persists and laces nicely. Nice hoppy Saison aromas with notes of orange peel, straw, grainy malts, peppers and grassy elements. Taste is bittersweet with a substantially dry hop finish. Palate is lighter than the ABV would suggest with a medium carbonation and oily texture. Overall a lovely Saison on a par with Belgium’s best.
rauchbierlover (452) - Roma, ITALY - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden/orange body with a foamy peristent white head. Citrus, lemon, floreal aroma. Taste is citrus again, dry and crispy mouthfeel. Spicy, dry finish. Refreshing. Soft carbonation, oily texture, medium body