thomas15 (685) - USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet, fruity, melon, not very acidic nor musty. Very frothy white head a top a golden body. Opaque. Taste is initially honeyed melon, but the backend is piney bitter. A general yeasy mustiness occupies everything after the initial flavor. This is a great beer, but is as much pale ale as saison.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On 06/18/2011. Somewhat cloudy orange body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spice and light fruit aroma. Sweet spice, dry bitter, and light funk flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Vibrant hazy amber with a creamy off white head. Light saison spice with some farmhouse and a pleasant mustiness, wet wool blanket, moderate carbonation and body, refreshing, slightly bitter, dry, nice crisp finish.
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gusher. Unclear orange with a medium sized creamy white head showing good retention and lace. Flowery hops, herbal, dusty, light esters, zest, light white bread. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, light sweet, medium bitter, thin on the palate. Long dry and bitter finish. Like Upright Four a great table beer, this one being more dry and bitter and with less acidity.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light apricot with a central dome of fine off-white foam with a fine rim of the same. This doesn’t smell particularly hoppy, but grassy with some hints of metal and little bits of clay. Flavor is nice and sharp, a good balanced bitterness with some spicy character, nice catered yeast and a wee bit of tartness (faint lemon concentrate). Medium on full bodied with tight carb and a slick finish. Nice beer, but I feel like it could be better (fresher?).
Serving type: bottle
vyvvy (3978) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a huge beige head that’s got some staying power to it. The aroma has ripe peaches, pale malt, some minty hoppiness and a bit of pine. It has a medium body that starts smooth and then a lot of carbonation gives it a bit of a rougher feel. The taste has a juicy peach aspect to it, some light caramel malt, spiciness, funky/fruity Belgian yeast and has an overall dryness. The finish has piney, spicy and flowery hops added to the mix and they stay on the tongue for a while. Really nice saison.
rosenbergh (6784) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Hazy golden colour with an average sized foamy white head.
Fruity and yeasty aroma with mild maltiness. Good. The flavour is herbal hops, spices, bitterness and malt. The hoppiness is quite strong for a traditional Saison. Tasty this is but I’m missing the delicacy.
rederic (2921) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, murky orange-amber hue, with a big rocky frothy white head, with a nice yeasty, fruity, herbal, flower petal nose, with some ripe apple, apple sauce, orange peel, peach esters, with a beautiful floral leafy, grassy, soapy hop, lavender note, with a kind of dusty, subtle panettone cake dough accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good yeasty, panettone doughy cake, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some herbal, lavender, wheat, pale, pilsener toasted malt, faint coriander spicy flavours, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, herbal, citrus peel, lingering leafy, citrus, hop bitterness finish.
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Cloudy yellow, nice white head. Smells kind of piney, kind of peppery. Taste is similar - some piney hops, some peppery flavors, with some tasty sweet and tart notes.
JanLaursen (3084) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske, 75 cl, delt med Gisle og Sofus. Diset gylden-orange med et fint krid-hvidt skumhovede. Sæbe-næse. Krydderurter, grøntsgsboulion. Let krop. Cremet krop. Mild citrus. Peber. Ok bitter finish, som matcher den milde maltsødme