FatPhil (10250) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Bier Palais, Bruges)
6 Fresh perfumey aroma.
4 Hazy gold, persistent head
7 Lovely fresh crisp fruity taste
4+ Soft palate, soft carbonation. Finish is superb, lots of fruits, light wheaty grains, and a touch of noble hops.
14 Utterly delicious solid saison. Not as farmhousy and unpredictable as old-school saisons, but not lacking anything else.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Light yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty, banana, and really floral. Taste is banana, clove, a little spice, and some yeast.
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a hazy light gold with a very foamy head. Aroma is kinda funky, grain, hay and light spice. Flavor is very dry grain, slightly sour grain and yeast. Not bad, I’m surprised this isn’t classified as a saison.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy golden color. The aromas of clove and pepper. Dry spicy and grainy flavor with clove, pepper and herbal-spicy bitterness. Tropical fruits (grapefruit) in the background. Very pungent spiciness, too spicy in fact.
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, cotton candy, lemon zest, light note of metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Too sweet in both nose and mouth, but mostly inoffensive.
larsniclas (5932) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Akkurat
Yellow with a medium, white head.
Yeasty and peppery in both aroma and flavour. Weiss-feel.
jaghana (4463) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. A lightly cloudy yellow beer with good carbonation, huge head and good lacing. Smell is very yeast like. Aroma is quite sweet, with good body and malty notes, some bitterness and astringence at the finish with a nice spicy hops. Not too lemony, very long aftertaste, a good triple kind of beer, a bit oily.
Bullit (4120) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Kafe Belgie. Clear golden colour, fast disappearing white head. Aroma is sweet malty, sugar and yeast. Flavour is malty, sweet and fruity.
lusikka (6943) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a slightly unclear yellow colour with a frothy, thick, lacy head. Aroma of very strong citrus with floral notes. Flavour of wheat, citrus, mild banana, floral hops. Medium bodied, pleasant mouthfeel with some dryness too. Definitely a summer brew.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330mL Bottle, purchased at Bottles - Providence, RI. Fluffy, light super dry nose of crisp, snappy pilsner malt and light fruit aromatics. Refreshing and wonderful. Pours in a slightly hazy paler golden, with plenty of ultrawhite, lacing head above. Fresh flavors carry the crackery pilsner malt further and bring some nice juicy hops, a spicy, herbal quality too. Delightfully dry, but with a nice long hop and yeast character finish. This is great. Well done.