Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of gum, lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly dull, which is sad because this should have had my name all over it...low-ABV saison, Hallertauer hops...on paper that sounds bloody awesome. But this is almost more like an American Wheat than anything...very faint and simple lemony-floral aroma, which might be nice if I didn’t have to struggle to find it. Some beers leap from the glass, this tends to hide in it. In the mouth it starts out reasonably nice, no shortage of malt for the low ABV, but by the finish it’s nearly bland...everything just disappears. No flaws, though, which is good. In a way I’m relieved that it’s mediocre, since it’s vastly overpriced at $13/750mL, but I’m admittedly disappointed because there’s not enough beers of this sort that are repeat-purchase-worthy.
Beerhunter111 (8335) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein strohgelbes Bier mit extremer Schaumkrone. Starke Karbonisierung. Geruch sehr würzig malzig, leicht hefig. Geschmack würzig, blumig, Gemüse, leicht herb.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On 06/18/2011. Cloudy orange body with a small frothy white head. Sweet spice, fruit and light caramel aroma. Sweet spice, fruit and light tart flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
alexsdad06 (5878) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by?? Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have a pale malt base with floral, grassy and herbal hops throughout. Some mild funk with mild tart acidic character. Solid enough.
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Muddy blond color with creamy head. Very light beer, with a breadish touch; low bitterness; medium dry mouthfeel.
Not enough character; easy.
Bule (865) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy straw color with a bit of head. Mild yeast and sourness with some orange peel flavors. Lower alcohol makes it very easy going.
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with a nice spicy yeast aroma. Light spicy yeast flavour, some mild tartness and lemon. Great low abv saison.
vyvvy (4134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy light orange with a sudsy white head. The aroma has fruity Belgian yeastiness, spice, ripe peaches, pale malt and a nice cleanness. It has a light body that has a little bit of helf, but still crisp and gentle sharp carbonation. The flavor has some of the fruitiness, but it is much drier - it has more of a lightly under-ripe apricot presence. There is a also pepper, herbs, grass, light sulfur and a bit of floral notes. The finish has a bit of bread and granola and snappy herbal bite. Very enjoyable sessionable beer.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, citrus, and grassy hops. Taste of citrus, light sweetness, bitter, grassy hops, tart wheat, and a dry finish. Prickly carbonation.
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, 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!)