Gerbeer (891) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky yellow brown with huge head and nice fine lacing. Aromas of citrus, white pepper, overripe apricots, malts, and yeast. A bit funky. Bright flavors of citrus, light brown sugar, toasted malts, tropical fruit, and yeast. Nice light bitter finish.
_angst_ (1796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours very hazy golden with a big frothy and creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is herbal, floral and slightly spicy with crackers, grape skins, grass, white pepper corns, coriander seeds, dill, lemon balm and hints of passionfruit. Taste is bitter, herbal, floral and spicy with crackers, white bread, lemon balm, dill, thai basil, grass, pine needles, dried flowers, hay, white and black pepper corns, dry soil, dry wood, grape skins and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, slightly astringent, tiny oily bitter and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter, floral and herbal with crackers, dry soil, grass, pine needles, dry soil, dill, lemon balm, thai basil, lemon zest and passionfruit.
Idiosynkrasie (1987) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, firm, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Floral and fruity aroma, a pale grainy and/or nuttily note in the background, hints of wild yeast. Taste is floral, minimally soapy, hints of lavender, minimally tart unspecific fruity undertones. Light body, slightly anaemic. I see the bid for a genuine taste, but there’s still a way to go IMO.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice white head. Malty aroma, perfume, fruity, sweetish, caramel, hoppy, citrus, some grapefruit. Perfume flavor, hops, pine, caramel, hay, raisins, floral notes. Hoppy perfume finish with notes of biscuits.
larsniclas (5038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden with a medium white head.
Sourish aroma with citrus, resin and grass.
Fruity and perfume-ish flavour.
markas101 (1677) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Hazy orange apricot, thick long lasting head. Coriander, fresh cilantro, white pepper, lime. Skunky upfront, then mellowing. Celery and more coriander come through, with honey and more spice. Finish is long and bitter, lime and pine at the end.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, dense, whipped eggwhite-like pale cream-coloured foam, stable, fed by lively carbonated (cold)hazed orange beer. Very fruity USA hops, dry spices as Szechuan pepper, tad of nutmeg. Some earthy & dry-leafy aromas too - swell. Bitter-spicy -citruszeste -fiery. Amazing combination, succeeded balance. Bit woody, nearly (milk)chocolatey retronasal. Dry, dry finish, but in the back, there’s a caramelly-oranges’ sweetness. Grist-filled, quite slick, creamy MF; dry, well-carbonated. Oh dear, they’ve done it. This IS a Saison, even in my book. From the USofA... nothing’s sacred anymore...
Ferris (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Grassy hops, lemon and some tropical fruit. Cloudy copper rich white head. Malty, bitter, some tart fruit. Nice and refreshing.
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Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this one poured a light orange collor with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, wet wood, lots of herbal hops, and yeast. Flavor was nice blend of hop spiceyness and herbal notes, caramle and yeast in the finish.
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper coloured body with a bright orange glow and a thick, soapy-ish just off-white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, light hops, flowers, a bit of brett and a hint of very light fruit - nice and pungent throughout. Medium-bodied; Nice flowing yeast flavour with a good malt presence, some floral notes and a very pervasive, yet good dry grassy hop flavour with hints of light sage and chamomile. Aftertaste is light and grassy with some other herbal notes, a lot of dry character and a bit of malt coupled with the slightest bit of sweetness and a light alcohol flavour. Overall, a very nice and well-rounded saison and bordering on a biere de garde - light, but still complex and not overpowering in alcohol or flavours. Very nice to sample and recommended to anyone if you can find it - the large format bottle isn’t horrible for this beer and is nice to try picking out each of the various flavours - it isn’t easy! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland International Airport (Terminal D) in Portland, Oregon on 28-April-2013 for US$10.95 sampled at home in Washington on the other end of the country on 31-May-2013.
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml served in a Duvel Tulip.
A - Pours a glowing burnt orange with a 2 fingers of cream colored head that looks like rocky meringue. Plenty of thick lace.
S - Candied orange, sweet pale malt, pears, golden raisins, honey dew, green grass, doughy fruit bread.
T - Citrus and floral hops flood the palate. Orange, lemon, mango, golden raisins, perfumey, pears, honeydew. An herbal bitterness comes through with some spicy notes.
M - Excellent feel, moderate soft carbonation, super smooth and silky across the tongue.
Very fresh and clean fruit flavors with moderate bitterness. This is an excellent beer with lots of character. It reminds me of a hoppy Pale Ale mixed with fruity saison yeast. If this was readily available and priced right, this would be my go to summertime beer. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle