ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey amber and into a snifter. Solid half inch foam lasts the length. Offers up pineapple, guava, sweating papaya in downtown Manila, this has a little ’market stall in South east Asia fruit in the humidity’ smell about it. It smells fresh but musky, damp and confined. There is a lot of manky notes about this Saison but not at all detrimental. Herbal to sour and bitter on the palate. Quite pasty and powdery in the very dry finish. Otherwise it cedes a great tang of sauvignon grape; fresh is best! Lemon zest, honeydew, lemongrass. Lightly floral, earth; almost sandy. Tang of iceberg lettuce - as low as that is!? Finishes off an interesting ale. I must say a ride!! Refreshing. Loveable. (1pint, 6fl.Oz, Enjoy by 11/11/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last half-pint of the night at Qbrick. Victory Helios 7.5% a big vinous, peppery aroma. The taste is sweet, spicy, pepper & cloves with a hearty dose of wheat. A bit phenolic but nice.
bwyu (55) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice saison with a balance of grassy and herbal noble hops with citrus and peppery yeast character.
gripweed57 (1325) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy honey gold color. Large rocky white head. Fragrant, yeasty malt aroma is redolent of hay and farmhouse funk. Flavor is more bready malt with a Brett edge. Bittersweet lemon peel and citrus hops in midtaste. Earthy and fruity at the same time. Bitter dry finish. Splendidly funky and complex.
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed at the Nighthawk Diner
Pours golden with a nice white head. Smell of funk, stable, newly cut green grass, herbs, fruity esters, quite complex. Light sweet, funky and fruity, quite spicy as well. Nice brett, complex flavor palette, very dry. Herbal ending, moderate bitter
biirusaikou (2363) - - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craftsman. Rich gingerbread character with some fruity esters, apricot, banana, bit of lemon, peppery finish with a bit of funk. Not so saison-like but a pleasant brew overall.
EvanFriend (474) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste of lemon, a hint of freshly cut grass, a bit of pepper, a funky aftertaste. Good beer.
rlgk (17305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015. Hazy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, perfume, grapes, citrus, floral, some bread. Malty bready flavor, perfume, grapes, hay, floral, some herbal notes. Fresh and drinkable saison.
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, poured cloudy, yellow, abundant off white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of yeast, malts, grains and spices (clove, coriander). Taste is fruity, sweet, some yeast, and some grain. Nice and refreshing, very interesting beer.
Dacrza (818) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: August 16, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel footed tulip... OCCASION: recovering from a shore trip to LBI... APPEARANCE: a tumultuous twister of bubble stirs the heart of a hazy burnt orange body; head is foamy, white, and full of effervescence, with high arching lacing to boot ... AROMA: banana, clove, soft pepper, and lavender/lilac--complex yet withdrawn... PALATE: to the effect of the aroma, the beer apologizes as it is sipped; foamy and creamy through its great head retention; lively and rounded on the tongue, memorable in its aftertaste with a dry finish... TASTE: clove, banana, vanilla, pepper, grapefruit, apple, biscuit, and some other fruits that are patient yet palpable...the yeasty end suggests dough and read, with floral hops and lemon arriving in waves after the sip has finished... OVERALL: I try not to be biased when drinking big bottles, saisons, or Victory brews, but this glass contains all through with a winning combination--refreshing, complex, vibrant, and flavorful...worthy of a bomber and a Sunday night...