b3shine (6924) - 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.
superspak (3627) - 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 (3990) - 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 (852) - 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 (1729) - 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 (3496) - 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.
Stuu666 (7340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at borefts. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, herbal, spiced, taste is dry, sweet fruit.
tricksta_p (2269) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at De Molen during Borefts ’15. Aroma of fruits, citrus, some yeasty notes, floral, hoppy notes. Flavour is lightly sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Not big on Saison funky yeast, but it has a refreshing bitter fruity hoppy character. Very nice.
Maakun (1884) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at De Molen during Borefts. Slight hazy golden with fluffy white head. Flowery up front with some soap, spicy yeast, honey, sweet grains, light bitter vegetables. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with full carbonation. Ok.
mR_fr0g (6129) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at mother Kelly’s. Translucent deep orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is semi sweet floral fruits, Brett funk, apricot jam, slight sour edge. Maybe a little hibiscus on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts base, little bread, peach, floral, and maybe a bit of Brett. Really nice saison yeast expression. Palate is semi sweet, moderate airy carbonation. Firm slightly earthy citrus hop bitterness. Very enjoyable.
rejtable (1860) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottleworks Seattle. Pours clear golden huge pillowy head with tons of lacing. Nose is grassy and maybe some barnyard. Flavours are grassy bitterness, lively citrus fruit, some lemon, cereal. Tastes are light sweet, medium bitter, very light tart. Medium body, a bit silky with lively carbonation and a bitter bite to the finish. A real beauty!!