popery (1947) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a medium yellow gold with a puffy white head. Good lacing and retention. The liquid is quite cloudy. Fairly strong floral character, somewhat medicinal. Nice fresh grain and saison yeast underneath the flowers. Taste is moderately bitter for the style. Grassy, herbaceous, vegetal in a funny way. Again, the saison base seems very nice, earthy, soft and gently sweet, but the floral flavor is a bit strong and kinda off for me. Mouthfeel is creamy and full but still pretty light. Interesting twist on their normal stuff but I’m not a big fan of the specific flower addition. Just too much of that herbal, medicinal flavor.
maxwelldeux (4324) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It exploded on me, but whatever. Pours a hazy golden color with a ginormous white head on it. Nose is light and citrusy with a good deal of funkiness mixed in. Taste is ever so slightly tart, with some herbs and grass coming through, and just a bit of citrus. Pretty decent and fresh.
_angst_ (4395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Håkan (non-RB). Pours hazy vibrant orangish yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is herbal and floral with crackers, dried flowers, spearmint, hay, dry soil and orange zest. Taste is slightly bitter and floral with crackers, dried flowers, hay, dry soil, minerals, grapefruit rinds, white pepper corns, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and floral with crackers, dried flowers, dry soil, hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Surprising considering how the BA version played out but yet quite tasty.
dresden (1383) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Difficult to pour this one, too much head. Golden hazy beer eventually. Nice herbal tea aroma, with some citrus. Spicy year, lime, herbal tea, lemon zest. Very nice but a shame I got about one pint from this big bottle.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Star Grocery. It pours a hazy orange color, rather dark with a white head. The aroma is floral with some strong notes of lemongrass, lemon candy, floral perfume and a very faint hint of spice. Pleasant. The flavor is similarly light and floral with some mild candy like sweetness. Some more floral perfume and hints of spice before mild bitterness in the finish. Kind of simple and devoid of the rustic character that I usually get from Upright Saisons. Still very pleasant though.
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Hazy yellow with a small head. Spicy and herbal aroma with strong calendula and yarrow notes and some fruitiness. Sweet with mild medicinal and herbal bitterness, light fruitiness. Interesting, but a bit messy.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvikar. Hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma of floral spiciness, yeast and some fruitiness, sweetish flavor with yeast, lots of floral spiciness, some fruitiness, some malt and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous cloudy straw, with beautiful abundant white head. Sweet floral nose. Flavor is same plus spicy yeast, earthy herbs, wheat, honey, mild bitterness.
itsamber (27) - - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy yet delicate belgian yeast fragrance, slightly banana-y. Flavor is perfect for summer, herbacious flower taste and spice on the finish. Super sessionable.
Bule (1780) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml Bottle pours a very hazy pale brown/yellow color with a lot of frothy head. Wow. Amazing balance of flavor. A little marmalade, mild sweetness. Love the way it looks. I've got the barrel aged version to try too, and can't believe it could be better than this.