Martinus (2798) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of hops, wheat, malt and yeast. Light hoppy flavour, hay and malts. Quite creamy body, finish hay, wheat and malts. Quite smooth and balanced brew.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, ansjelaah!)
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Ansjelaah. Clear pale golden color, foamy white head that diminishes quickly. Smell and taste lightly malts, quite fresh, slightly hops, lightly fruity. Thin texture, average body, fizzy carbonation.
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zzt’13 bij joes. Geel met een witte schuimkraag. Ruikt een beetje kruidig. Smaakt saai, bitter.
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Ansjelaah. Pale, clear yellow colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, herbs, lemon. Tastes malty, fresh, some herbs, watery. Thin body, soft fizzy carbo.
Abijen (1432) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale clear beer with a good white head. Smells lemony fresh. Tastes lemon, some fruity and fresh. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.
DrewFace (774) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a fairly clear golden color with big fluffy white head. Light white peppery note, sweet malt, and mild yeast aroma. Flavor is light sweet malt, light perry, some nice yeast phenolics. Bubbly and effervescent. Overall, nice saison.
Homer321 (1869) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Grate pils malt with a touch of pepper in the whiffer. Hazy light yellow. Large white head. Slightly tart, crisp, refreshing. Pleasant yeast phenols with pepper and a drying finish. Wow. This is light Saison DuPont table beer. Like avril. But fresh n good.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour with an amber core and a huge, fluffy to chunky off white head. Aroma is full of cereal, some toast, hay, tart stone fruit, tart apples, slightly funky, earthy grass, tart wheat, spicy and floral hops and spicy and floral hops. Flavor is cereal, floury grain a little toast and bready up front, some light fruity tartness, wet limestone mineral/funkiness, a hint of tart wheat and very light floral, grassy hops to the finish. Light body with a neutral to off dry and slightly crisp feel and light, somewhat blanketing and soft carbonation. Really good stuff overall, very quaffable, I think it could probably stand a bit more flavor and still be table beer eligible, some more carbonation wouldn’t hurt either, but it is pretty damn good as is.
ACD (628) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Gold with huge white foam. Really lively. Grass, hay and earthy notes in the aroma, light spice. Murky herbal/earthy tones in the taste, bready malt, lightly pungent fruity Belgian yeast. More grassy stuff. Loads of fizz. But musty and muddy. Not bad for a sessioner.
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, cloudy honey gold hue, with a bubbly white head, nice earthy yeasty, fruity, mild floral citrus, leafy, soapy hop nose, with some apple sauce, ripe apple, pear esters, with a light honey wheat, pale, munich, toasted malt, flower petal, herbal, lemon, grapefruit peel accent, and a faint wet hay note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, honey apple sauce, pear, ripe apple fruity, herbal character, with some faint vanilla, earthty wheat, pale, munich, toasted malt, rustic flowery spicy citrus, leafy, hop, soapy Trills bubblegum flavours, with a faint lemon lollipop, pannetone cake dough undertone, leading towards a yeasty, ripe apple, pear fruitiness, honeyed wheat, pale, toasted malt, light lingering spicy leafy, citrus hop bitterness finish.