ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Hazy golden, mediumwhite head. Tropical fruit aroma with mango and passion fruit, floral and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, meidum carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
hirigalzkar (2259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a huge white head. Flowery and yeasty aroma. Taste is light and drinkable, yet quite complex with its crisp sourness, it’s mild spiciness, citrusy hoppiness, and dry herbal finish. Nice clean and pale matiness. Interesting flowery aftertaste. Great beer!
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy, light amber color with a well sustained white head. Nice light florals in the nose along with some yeast and hay notes. The flavor doesn’t disappoint with a light citrus note, soft florals, hay, and dusty yeast notes. Complex and flavorful. Light body with high carbonation and a spritzy mouthfeel. One of the better saisons I’ve had lately.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the Portland Airport (made in Oregon shop) for me by my lovely wife. The pour is a lightly hazed pale golden with a large, lasting white head. The aroma is soft bready, citrus lemon, grass hay and a classic Saison yeast character. The taste is grass bread hay, along with a clove herbal quality that I didn’t pick up on in the nose. The citrus reappears in the finish, which also has some interesting gypsum mineral earthiness. The palate is light bodied, spritzy active carbonation and the grass and earth in the finish. Very drinkable. My Upright fanboyism continues.
JBPortland (675) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 9/29 notes. Shared with John for Breaking Bad finale tasting, beer #3. 750ml bottle pours bright hazy yellow with a big 2 finger thin sudsy head. Nose is citrus, fruity, orange, some chai notes. Mouthfeel is high carbonation, very bubbly. Taste is oranges, orange freeze pop, clementine, hay, wheat. Finish is citrus, spicy, lemon, mild hoppy fruitiness. Easy drinker, it’s simple but well executed. Nice.
pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml brown bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a few fingers of bright white foam. Spotty lace. Nose has some citrus, pineapple, bread, wheat. Taste has grains, wheat and bread, mild toast, yeasty, citrus, light fruitiness. Dry finish, lingering yeast notes with a bit of spice, and soft hops with grassy bitterness. Complex and satisfying for a low abv beer, easy to drink.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 capped bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid bright gold with frothy well retained white head. Nose is wheaty and pale malty, with notes of florals, white peppery spice, hops, and mild yeasty funk. Tastes floral, a bit tart fruity, with some funky yeasty, white pepper and coriandert spice, hops, and a dry tart finish. Comes off like a Berliner weiss/saison hybrid.
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention top hats and recedes leaving spider lacing. Lemon and yeast aromas. Sharp and a little watery with lemon front to back and through the medium length finish.
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 9/14/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Tulip-Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a huge white head. Aroma of yest, citrus, and hops. Taste of spices, wheat, grass, herbs, and yeast. This light bodied brew is not bad and the spices are not overpowering.
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate floral, herbs, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a friend.