b3shine (7403) - 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.
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip. Hazy straw golden. Foamy head. Highly carbonated. Aroma is funk, yeast, faint herb/Fruit. Vague fruit sweetness overwhelmed by mineral and hop flavors. Head is tannish, messy.
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done saison. Light citrus and hay with some resin. Pours orange amber with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish with some tang. Tap at Drake Eatery.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from www, craftbeerkings.com. Poured a hazy honey brownish/deep gold body with a HUGE crystal white head. Aroma is fruity, tropical fruits, lime, tangerine, lemon, bubbke gum, sugar, Belgian yeast, dough. Flavor is slightly less sweet and a touch more grainy but overall nice. Mouthfeel is delicate with a light body and soft carbonation despite the huge head. The HUGE head is distracting simply because you get a mouthful of foam instead of liquid every time you try to take a sip. This is still a really nice beer but could have been great.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borefts 2015, Day two. Tap. Lekker gruizig, amber smaakje, saison. Backlog from 2015/09/26.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Murky orange, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of pale malt, spice, leather, dry stone fruits, mild smoke. Fairly oxidized. The taste is pale malt, yeast, dry citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
willisread (1580) - 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 (91) - 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 (1462) - 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 (910) - 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.