OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle from bestillingsutvalget, Vinmonopolet. Big blond lasting cream head. Foggy straw colored body. Nice Belgian-style yeast aroma, bubble-gum and perfumed fruits. Also a scent of mild spices and soft wheaty malts. Light and dry wheaty malt body. Citrus zest and spices, a fair amount of fruity bittering hops. Light without being thin. Fresh and tight on the palate. Hop linger and spice in the finish. A true quencher, very likeable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light bronze golden with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with a touch of light fruity esters and some grassy notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and a lightly sweet pale maltiness with a drier earthy biscuity flavor and a touch of clove spice before a slightly drier finish. A fairly true to style and drinkable saison.
Suttree (5879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, foamy white head. Smells grainy, with subtle spice notes in the background. Flavor is lightly spicy, and some wheaty notes, I get a little white wine notes, as well. Maybe some caraway seeds in there, as well.
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 (2077) - 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 (7679) - 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 (5365) - 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 (22716) - 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 (4020) - 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.