ineedbeer (739) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by flowers with a phenolic note to help balance the floral note. Lots of calendula with a spicy yarrow note. The phenolics have a light pepper and coriander note. There is also a bit of citrus and a light fruitiness.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a big pillowy white head that slowly but steadily recedes. Huge lacing.
Flavor starts with quite a nice floral character along with some citrus that creates a bit of a citrus blossom note. A bit of a sweet honey note. The citrus has a nice lime characteristic to it. There is a bit of a grainy astringency mid palate that lingers a little in the finish. There is a bit of a pepper and coriander note mid palate but this finish is lime and flowers. Medium low bitterness that finishes fairly dry.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Medium low alcohol warmth and medium to medium astringency.
Overall an interesting saison with tons of floral aroma and flavor. That being said, the floral character is a bit overpowering and the astringency is about high.
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joeneugs (3250) - 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 (611) - 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 (5829) - 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 (323) - Bend, Oregon, 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 (13) - - 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 (756) - 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.
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy blonde, very spicy/peppery aroma, herbal, very peppery character. Sweet pale malts and low bitterness. Complex, very nice balance as usual. Good herbals, off-dry finish.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. Pours a lovely straw yellow. Hints of grain and summer flowers on the nose. Flavors lean towards beautiful touches of calendula, hay, a bit of barnyard grains, tender sweeter malts, and finishes with a really pleasant grassy note. Damn good light stuff!
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At upright with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours yellow hint of orange with thin head. Aroma is tangy orange hay zest. Taste is big raw barely and raw wheat grain grass note, some lemon peel bitter notes but not citrus. Nice and drinkable, strong grainy grassy backbone.
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Accent of minty herb. Some lemonade and fruit squash. Taste is earthy. Molding lemon, herb-steeped tea. Light and summery, nimble on the palate. Another winner from Upright.