bartlebier (2479) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bb02/2016, Geers. Beautiful label, beautiful affordable beer. Straw-yellow and preserved lemon pour, manageably un-Belgian head. Inviting summery mediterrean nose of fragrant lemongrass, lemon, grapefruit pith on quark mousse and wet meadow pollen - precise, fruity, fun without funk. Delivers in full-blown dryhopped saison flavours, holding great balance between hop exotics and earthy saison soil notes: lime peel, straw, wheat tangerine tartness. Excellent 5% drinkability.
King_Alex_II (440) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color with moderate foam level. The smell is fresh and a tiny bit yeasty. The taste is lightly sour with spicy peppery. The aftertaste is fresh and a little pale. Nice beer, but not massively overwhelming.
SinH4 (740) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow color with big white head. Aroma is hoppy, peppery, lemony, a bit of funk. Taste is very dry, lemony, peppery, doesn’t have the so-common cookie dough body. Dry finish. Refreshing and light, very good!
BaroneBirra (287) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow,white head. Intense hoppy aroma. Hops characterize also the taste, light malty final. Dry mouthfeel, not too bitter.
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle sampled April 2014. Slightly unclear yellow body with a big, creamy, lacing white head. Nice and refreshing aroma, slightly acidic citric fruit, lemon, canned pear, pepper, spices and yeast. Flavor is also fresh and light acidic, fruity, spicy, yeast and mild malt with pleasant bitterness. Medium body and nice aftertaste. A really well made, tasty Saison.
Fashawn (373) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buona birra, indubbiamente, senza infamia né lode. Acida al naso, mela verde, sudore e paglia, in boccq porta grano,mela verde, una certa acidità, ed un finale all’erba potente. Le manca qualche bollicina,ed un po’ di varietà. Snella, scende benissimo. Magari troppo acquosa, ma va bene così
TET (1992) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden beer with a dense, medium and white head. Aroma has citrusfruits and tropical fruits, mandarin and spices. Taste has citrusfuits, strong lemon, some sourness and spices, quite dry. Slightly light palate, low carbonation. Strongly citrusfruity and refreshning beer, not very saison like.
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gar Eden. Quite herby and spicy, maybe too much. Taste is light tropical fruit, big hit of US saison style herb and spice. Watermelon. Light bitterness and graininess. Not really for me.
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Pours an unclear yellow lemon-juice with a small white head. Aroma has fresh citrus hops, brett, barn, lemon peel, orange, mandarin and dry tartness. Taste is slightly funky, citrus, wheat, yeast, grain, fresh bitter hops, crisp carbonation and a light body. Really nice and refreshing
IvanParenti (10) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow, very nice and persistent white head.
Aroma is flowers, cereals, hops and a minor but unpleasant off-flavour on the greasy side.
Taste is flowers again, yeast, hops, quite bitter in the end to be a saison, very dry.
Palate: medium carbonation.
I didn’t mind it but not liked that much either, too dry in my opinion.