czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks to all. pours cloudy amber, almost light brown with a light beige cap, some retention. earthy piths, fruitiness - borderline acrid, maple, spices, toasted/roasted grains, dirt and light woodsy notes. prickly carbonation, light body, earthy-grassy finish. weak brew, although clearly biased by the bottling issue here.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours an opaque orangeish dark brown with a whitish-beigeish head. Aroma is earthy and caramel. Flavor is yeast, caramel, spicy, sugar syrup. Finish is tart, herbal, bitter. Some disturbing metallic quality...Medium body, average carbonation. Not horrible, but not so great, either...
tom10101 (5290) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Slightly hazy amber with a huge frothy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, yeast, fruity and earthy notes, some spiciness and, unfortunately, very light metallic notes (I didn’t had it as much as some of my tasting partners). Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with spices, yeast, caramel, chocolate, fruity esters and earthy notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Good Rye Saison! Nothing is spectacular, but the balance make this one more than acceptable.
Dpaquet (418) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mathieuc, thanks a lot! Pour is hazy reddish/brown, beige hesd, huge lacing. Aroma is fruity,caramel, nutty, yeast (some metalic notes). Taste is caramel, fruits, yeast (again some metalic notes). Low body and medium carb. Not bad but stange.
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Fairfield Inn, Placentia, CA
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, rye, floral and grassy. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. A dark hazy amber beer with a small, dense, light beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma has a little roasted touch, hints of coffee and chocolate, and a generic fruity touch. Pretty similar flavor, the flavor very evident. Bitterness and a good dash of other nice things. Full body. Long finish. Starts off a bit boring, but sure picks up. Really lasting finish. Nice, not fantastic. 130811
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a huge off white head. Aroma of peppery rye, malt, some yeast and licorice. Flavor is sweet and malty with some, rye, herbal notes, caramel and some peppery notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of yeast, malts and caramel. Sweet flavour, malts, light bitter, quite herbal. Quite thin, malty finish, yeast, caramel, light bitter, apples, hint of pepper.
(From 66cL bottle shared @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I)
Countbeer (6205) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT8: Thanks to the lads DutchDrebus, IluvatarMilan and Martinus:
Medium to bigger creamy beige foamy head on top of a hazy brown colored beer.
Aromas of flowers, hops, barley malts, apples.
Flavours of bitters, cream, malts, herbs, yeast, dark fruit, light bread tones.
Aftertaste is creamy, bitter, spicy, fruity, creamy yeasty.
Low carbo, good medium body, soft creamy lightly blown mouthfeel, creamy thicker texture.
DutchDrebus (5580) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT. Unclear copper with a huge off-white head. Smells not a lot.. Slightly sweet.. That’s it. Tastes malty, not overly sweet.. Pretty basic, boring and a bit dull. Medium body, soft carbo.