_angst_ (2092) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours tiny hazy golden with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny fruity and slightly spicy with crackers, lemon zest, orange zest, lemon balm, tamarind, hay, white pepper corns, dry soil and unripe peaches. Taste is tiny bitter, tiny fruity and tiny spicy with crackers, unripe tropical fruits, citrus zest, dry soil, dry wood, black and white pepper corns, allspice, grape skins, cloves, tamarind, hay, lemon grass, lemon balm and lime juice. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, sparkling and light bodied. Finish is bitter and spicy witch crackers, black and white pepper corns, dry soil, dry wood, grape skins, citrus zest and unripe tropical fruit. Great table beer!
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to H1N1.
Appearance : Clear yellow with a big fluffy head.
Aroma : Nice yeast with some honey and some fruits. Light nose overall.
Taste : Yeast and spices with a spicy finish. quite dry and a tad bitter. Light carbonation.
Overall : Quite light overall. Enjoyable yeast. Good but nothing outstanding.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Lemon, spicy bready yeast, and a little funk. Pretty good.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Courtesy of Pailhead. Hazy golden, huge rocky white head, sticks around a while. Floral, dusty, cereal, light citrus, lemon, lacto. Flavor falls a little bit short of aroma, dusty malt up front, light lacto, floral, citrus, dries out nice through the finish. Billowy mouthfeel, silky. Great session brew.
hirigalzkar (2010) - 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!
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Slight skunk, tart, lemon, pilsner malt, spicy, earthy. Touch oxidized, but still good. Would like to taste again when fresh.
illidurit (1963) - Sonora, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle poured into my Odonata saison glass. Bright clear gold with a massive rocky white head which takes a while to settle down enough to allow me to take a sip. Aroma is piney, lemony, and metallic, very bright and bursting out of the glass. Seems a bit solvent-like with some sharpness to it. Flavor continues the sharp acidity of the aroma, but it’s not pleasant as in a typical sour beer, it’s more distracting and overpowering. Big lemongrass/lemonade note up front, followed by a more welcome cereal graininess and dry finish. I’m thinking this might have a slight infection.
VertBaconStrips (1951) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer at RBAG. Beautiful hazy blonde brew with a big nice bright white cap. Smelly things: sharp and lemony, pepper, orange, wheat, sour. Tasty and awesome. great tart sourness that is no where near harsh - it’s just very refreshing. Lemon, touch of funk that fades.. in fact everything here fades and it fades in a curve and goes to a light soft, faint citrus - very cool. Light pepper and I could imagine pineapple for a second. This is a great great beer.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy lemon juice with a frothy, long-lasting white head and great lacing. Lemon peel, citrus, herbal, medicinal, grass, biscuit, and floral hops in the aroma. Taste is herbal, floral, yeasty, light pepper, vanilla, citrus, grass, lemon, and straw with a crisp, dry finish. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Seriously tasty beer for such a low ABV, I would love to be able to get this in quantity for hot Summer days. I wish more brewers would do stuff like this.
superspak (1912) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours extremely hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Zero alcohol warming present after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent session saison style. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors for 4.5%; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.