b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a hazy orange with ample off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells yeasty, spicy, hoppy, and earthy. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Light funky, barnyard notes on the nose with some light, grassy hops, pear, watercress and funky cheese. Medium body with slightly soft carbonation. Fruity and funky on the palate with a dry finish. Quite nice.
RLiddell (79) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber brought back from Portland. Pours a hazy, dark straw color with a white pillowy head. Nose is light fruit, some citrus, sweetness. Taste is fairly complex with layers of light fruit, some light hop bitterness and finishes with a nice malt character. Very nice saison.
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Grove, Huddersfield. Hazy orange shade. Nice white head. Nose is spicy, creamy vanilla. Taste has a nice fruity character. Apricot, tangerine and jammy berries. Slightly tangy and resinous. Very nice but I expected a little more from it.
HerrBierkoenig (799) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,75l bottle, Pours light cloudy golden liquid, big frothy white head, Aroma: flowers, elderflower, spicy, sweet, hopy, Taste: light to medium sweet, heavy bitter, light to medium sour, very spicy, very flowery, elderflower, herbal, very hopy, some citrus, tangerine notes, orange peel, malty, later alcohol strenght is perceptible, yet not so disturbing, Palate: medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, long bitter spicy finish, Overall: very interesting, quite spicy, hopy and flowery. Taste is better developed than aroma, which is quite simple. Quite drinkable.
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On keg at the Grove, Huddersfield. Previously had it out of a bottle and enjoyed it more, so maybe this keg is a bit old/oxidized. Dry, crisp, light, crushable saison. Bit of ashy lemony incense. Peppery and well balanced. Nicely done.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released into the state last month. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a dense cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice dense soapy lacing lings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, melon, pear, apple, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, melon, pear, apple, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of peppery yeast spiciness and herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, melon, pear, apple, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very dry finish from carbonation. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Vaiz (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Very nice, well hopped saison. Great balance and well drinkable.
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrussy, bretty, funk, esters. Taste is has esters, grass, hops, light hay, citrus.
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ borefts beer festival 2015. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of hay, grassy hops, rural feel, coriander and some grains. The taste is weak grassy hops, grains, some hay, a rural/weak barnyard feel and some pine.
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Borefts ’15. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma of light citrus funk, slightly tart and some nice, subtle hoppy influences in the back. Flavor has an earthy note, fairly bitter, crisp and light fruity aftertaste. Quite soft and very balanced. Nice one.