beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 6/26/2010. This Belgian ale/saison pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color from a 33cl bottle. Large sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is cereal and fruity, sweet, slightly spicy and earthy. A medium to light bodied Belgian ale/saison. The malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of cereal. The hops are earthy. Lively carbonation. Crisp and clean. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BuckeyeBoy (2338) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours out a hazy straw color topped with a great fluffy white head. Aroma of light hop notes, yeast, spice and sweetness. Taste much as the aroma some banana spice lots of bubble feel. Another tasty brew from Urthel.
ClubGonzo (3239) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a sand-colored foggy body with a medium, long-lasting white foamy top. Nose is coriander, citrus, clove and wheat. Taste is pepper, banana, dry hops, hints of molasses and grapefruit. Very, very dry and bitter finish; a bit too bitter considering the rest of this brew. Urthel Saisonniere is a very complex beer, which could’ve been really good with a bit more balancing technique.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales, opened 6/20/10. Pours a clear pale golden color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread, grassy hops, green banana and some other fruity notes. The taste is grassy hops, green banana, stone fruits and a bit of nuttiness. Medium bodied. Decent.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy, lively, pale golden-orange beer topped by a big, white head with good longivity. There’s a good dash of citrus peel and also some hops, hay and biscuity pale malts. A faint barnyard aroma in the far back as the beer warms slightly. It’s medium bodied, effervescent and dry in the mouth. Yet there’s a sweetness in the flavor, like sweet oranges without almost all of the orange flavor. There’s also biscuity malts, hay, some sourness and spices. Not to forget the hops, which takes some time to appear, but runs most of the show in the finish. A very quenching one, easy drinkable and pretty damn tasteful too. 100702
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hermann fro opening this one in Gent.
clear golden pour, white head.
aroma, nice fresh hoppy nose, citrus comes out nicely with a touch of grassy - tropical nose.
flavors, caramel malts, brown sugar, light bitterness with some yeast. Some citrus hops adding to the bitterness. Reminded me of a farmhouse style.
Some nice tropical notes come complement the finish.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow color with a nice rocky head . Spicy aroma with some bananas.More of those phenolics in the flavor. Firm dry finsih with fair bitterness. A nice saison.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11. 2 fl. oz. bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 6.0%. Very pale yellow colour, huge white head. Typical aroma of saison yeast, fruity and spicy notes. The flavour is fairly crisp and spicy, not too sweet. Distinct bitterness in the finish.
Niko100 (1681) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, some bananas, & spice; Flavor of malt, yeast, spicy hops, citrus, light fruit, and grain; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, surprised by this one - very good.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Fountainhead. Nose is interesting at first, with lemon, cloves & banana jumping out, as well as some DMS notes. Some plastic as well. On tastes, it is just too phenolic with some medicinal and plastic notes coming through as well as the banana and cloves. Very good level of bitterness to balance. This could be good, just too many bad phenols. Meh.