maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Butters on 09/01/2010. Slightly hazy golden body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spicy citrus aroma. Spicy flavor with some floral and citrus notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Akkurat. Lasting thick white foam.Clowdy orange-yellow color. Typical belgian aroma with some extra citrus and white pepper. Malty taste with apricots. Big bitterness and a litle too sweet.
Svesse (7600) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Cloudy yellow colour with rocky, white head. Malty nose with hay, grass, grain and lemon. Quite harsh. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of grain, grass, citrus and generous amounts of earthy, spicy hops in a dry, bitter finish. More than medium body, dry and refreshing. Excellent saison character. Lovely beer.
vyvvy (5300) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy pale yellow with a huge pillowy white head. The aroma has pale-ish malt, pepper, powder, floral traits, chamomile, hints of pepper, some spice, but of sweetness and syrup. Medium / thin crisp sharp body with very sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with all of the aroma traits, but not a sweet and on the spicier side along with some spicy and piny hops. The finish is very powdery and floral with lingering spicy hops. Very nice saison.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear golden (opaque with yeast) with a small, but firm and lacy head. Sourish-wheaty-grainy-pale malty nose with some honeyish sweetness, and a lightly spicy feel. Flavor is quite grainy-malty with some pear-like acidity, herby-pilsenery hops, but lacking complexity. Light to medium body, quite soft carbonation. The aroma promised something better, but this was quite empty and acidic after all. This could as well have a La Trappe label on it, since it’s prety much the same stuff. 3344
omhper (22607) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, rich head. Orangey nose with some almond. Dry, medium bodied, minerals and marzipan. Fruity and spritzy. Rich on resiny hops. Good bitterness.
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi hazy yellow pour with big foamy bright white head. Banana, clove, vanilla, and some lemon tart citrus. Spicy and Drying finish. Very nice.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
14/08/2010 - from tap @ Zwevegem Streekbierenfestival
A little cloudy light yellow beer. Creamy fine laced white head. Smell is hoppy and a little fruity. Mouth feeling is a little flat, but with a crispy bite. Taste is fruity and bitter hops at the same time. Aftertaste is dry hops and some citrus.
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle at Stone 14th Anniversary - I wish I had had the experience that many other reviewers have had here, but the green bottle let enough light into the sample that I tasted to make it skunky. Which is too bad because the stuff around that skunkiness tasted promising. Why in the world does any brewer use green or clear bottles in this day and age? FAIL
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Houston Flying Saucer .. Pours a medium hazy gold.. good amount of puffy head, lacing is quite good too .. . aromas of hay, yeast, and light beehive .. quite a sweet saison, especially for a Belgian . .. You see? You just can’t trust anyone. The first girl I let into my life and she tries to eat me.