_angst_ (2365) - Göteborg, - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Ölrepubliken. Pours hazy yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, spicy and phenolic with crackers, cookies, orange zest, hay, dry soil, cloves and white pepper. Taste is sweet, spicy and phenolic with crackers, cookies, white pepper, cloves, hay, dry soil, lemon zest and hints of dry wood. Mouthfeel is round, tiny crisp and light to medium bodied. finish is tiny sweet, phenolic and spicy with crackers, cloves, white pepper, hay and dry soil.
JohnRMurdoch (2957) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo. Normally I would only have Japanese beers in Japan but as Toccalmato are hard to find at home I got a few bottles here. Hazy pale yellow, big head, beautiful bottle.yeasty lemon aroma. Wheat lemon flavour. Citrus yeast aftertaste. Not normally a saison fan but this is a good one.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Yamaichi. Lemony, spicy yeast nose, slightly herbal, light, clean malts. Very pale golden color with a fine head that disappears quickly. Light and biscuity flavor, lemon, orange, grass, light and fruity. Airy, highly carbonated body, a bit gassy. Tastes decent, without any weird yeastiness that so many non-Belgian saisons can get, but it lacks character and verges on being watery.
Sissio (408) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear pale golden, white rocky head
Citrus, coriander, simple malts, orange peel, hint of hops
Mildly freshly sweet, hint of saltiness, mild bitter ending
Mellow malts, caramel, winey
Very good and enjoying beer, citrus, grapefruit
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30-NOV-2013, bottle @home, from Ølbutikken.
Golden with a huge white head.
Aroma is yeast and hay. Taste is yeast, hay, funk, flowers, hops, citrus. Not super-dry like a saison. High carbonation, medium body. Lovely.
Valgreen (459) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ døe meeting. Cloudy straw yellow, small white head, not a lot of lacing. Aroma, malty, brett, grain, fruity. Taste, malty, brett, bread, grainy, fruity. Too much carbonation. Slightly oily mouth feel
KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Something I picked up at Asahiya today. Toccalmatto’s Sibilla Saison. Bottle, 6% 1690 yen for 750ml. A new import to Japan thanks to Whisk-E. A very light cloudy gold with a light fizzy head of foam. It has a really nice Saison aroma: spicy, fruity, some funk & a bit of zest. Nice full mouthfeel but the carbonation is a touch heavy. The taste is well balanced, spice, citrus and some of that farmhouse funk. Pretty good. Trying it in a jupiler glass similar to a stange or pilsner glass... in this glass it is quite a bit fruitier, still spicy with a tad less funk. Nice.
Silvan7 (552) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Atto Primo (right next to the brewery). Colore giallo dorato con riflessi ambrati, opalescente, con schiuma bianca abbastanza fine persistente. Profumo fruttato di lievito belga, di albicocche e mela matura. Spezie sicuramente presenti. Floreale di buganvillea, ed erbaceo di luppolo da aroma abbastanza deciso. Gusto abbastanza intenso e persistente, dolce (strano per una saison), con una acidità quasi citrica, ed amaro erbaceo da luppolo. Ricorda la frutta estiva fresca forse anche il melone, ma la dolcezza è ben contrastata da una luppolatura abbondante, citrica ed erbacea allo stesso tempo. Equilibrata ed armonica. Strana per essere una saison , ma buona senza dubbio.
Piero1987 (569) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden hazy color with white head not persistent. Spicy and fruity aroma, also citrus and little sour. Very light sweet with yeasty flavour and frizzy carbonation.
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 06.02.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Lett fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, tørka frukt, gjær, høy, grapefrukt, gras. Frisk lett fruktig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, gras, sitrus, høy, tørka frukt, litt krydder. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours hazy yellow with no head. Aromas like a glass of white wine. White grapes, fruit, some lightly spiced yeastiness. Slightly grassy, with some sweetness on the taste. Could do with a touch more balancing bitterness, but pretty good.