fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with a tall, chunky, off white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is almost perfumey with sweet floral notes, tree fruit, citrus, light spicy hops and fruity wood. Flavvor starts with sweet floral and citrus notes, then cereal, sweet booziness, bready and spicy yeast, green wood, very faint pine, spicy hops, and honey. The finsh becomes increasingly boozy and bready. Medium body, cream entry, juicy, sort of chewy middle and slick finish. Light, fairly sharp and blanketing carbonation. Pretty tasty, but too big and boozy, better than many sweet Saisons, though.
kaser (2607) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Passion fruit and tropical smell and taste. Tons of flavor in this, bubblegum and citrus. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville, part of a flight.
monk191 (874) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice, heavier saison. Pour a cloudy yellow with a light white head. Smells of lemon and berries. Taste starts with a creaminess and lots of lemon, which leads to lots of grapefruit, and a boozy finish. Had on tap at Hopmonk.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Schiller. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. The nose is bubblegum, light smoke, spicy yeast. The taste is link funk, spicy yeast. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good. 4.1
jrob21 (2515) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from a recent trade. Cloudy orange color with big white head. Bit of spice and earthy funk. Some light citrus fruit. Good body. Really diverse and expanding flavors. Some sweetness. Pretty entertaining even if it is all ver aggressive.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, yeast, spice, grassiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, white pepper and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery - Pours light hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has rich smooth malt, some esters, abbey ale smoothness and a bit of milk caramel. It has a medium / full body that starts smooth and has light crispness at the end. The carbonation has some sharpness, but seems mild with the big body. The flavor has smooth Belgian malt and peppery phenolic spice. The finish shows a good amount of alcohol and a lot of banana.
kathouse (991) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. Foam is sticky and full. Aroma is yellow squash and rose buds. Thin mouthful and low carbonation. Farm flavors of light hay, flowers, and and fruit.
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Lemon zest bouquet. Taste follows suit with some biscuit, yeasty, and floral notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Novare Res Bier Café. Cloudy gold color with lasting foam in a snifter. Aroma is a refreshing citrus hops, yeast and hints of barnyard. Barnyard is very subtle. Aroma and flavor is similar.
Flavor is citrus rind, floral hops and sweet bread caramel, with the yeast giving a medium body. Again the barnyard is very subtle in the flavor as well. Low spice /black pepper element. The carbonation is ample with a drying texture on the tongue. Nice balanced variety of flavors. Really easy drinking, and easy to session this even at 8%.
Idiosynkrasie (3710) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with huge, foamy, fully lasting, superbly lacing, white head. Fruity peach aroma, hints of apricot, mirabelle, yellow stone fruit in general, cautious strawy, yeasty overtones. Taste is moderately sweet malty, fruity, apricot, peach, mirabelle etc. again, a floral honey touch, cautiously strawy, yeasty overtones; slightly sticky, super-soft palate. Clean, precise, superbly elaborated fruitiness.