ineedbeer (1568) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has lots of nice fruity esters and phenolics. The esters are lemony citrus and pear and the phenolics are coriander, clove and light peppercorn. Aroma is a bit bready but otherwise very nice.
Pours a cloudy golden hay with a thick white head that retains some form throughout. Good lacing and small legs.
Flavor is fairly malty and bready with quite a bit of phenolics but the esters are lacking. There is a bit of a cider note and the bitterness is very sharp and kind of astringent. Nice dry phenolic finish. The bitterness is a bit too strong and overwhelms all else mid to late palate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. The astringency is moderately high and alcohol warmth is low.
Overall the aroma of this beer is deceiving. It invites you in and offers you fruit and spices but then hits you over the head with sharp hops. Tone down the bitterness and pick a different bittering hop and this would be really nice.
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oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus, grass, and some herbal notes. Flavors of light hops, herbs, winey notes.
Beachmaster (355) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours a hazy orange yellow, with a moderate white head. Nose is Belgian yeast notes of clove and banana. Taste is classic Saison, malt sweetness followed by a touch of hops on the finish. Very good.
Vighals (2647) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lys brun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Fruktig, sitrus, høy, epler og blomster. Middels fylde. Syrligbitter smak, eple, honning og sitrusskall.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy golden ale with a dense two finger off-white head leaving lacing. Fruity aroma, citrus and orange peel, some banana and peaches, and a hint of peppery, chalky yeast. It’s lightly warming on the palate, full bodied and lightly effervescent, semi dry. Citrus, orange zest, banana hints, pepper hints and bitterness. Lasting fruity finish with some chalky yeast hints. Quite nice, but a tad yeasty. 160409
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, some citrus, notes, some floral notes, malt, pepper and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some yeast, citrus, some bitterness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
AaronTDubs (216) - - APR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy deep golden color. Funky aroma, barnyard, manure, bubblegum. Overall very balanced, spicy, some pepper. Dry finish. It is a very good saison.
Arve_Christian (4529) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet NOrway, on order. Slightly hazy deep golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; farmhouse impressions at first, stable, good fruitiness, floral notes and citrus. Medium body & complexity. Well balanced. Very enjoyable
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.65l bottle. This is a cloudy orange golden looking one, tons of small unfiltered particles floating about and with a nice big lasting and lacing head white head that sticks around. Like the fruity funky cheesy nose, quite original and different. Blood oranges, fermented pear juice and it has a woody sour undertone with yeast. Nice. It doesn’t really taste all that amazing. Really old mushy cellar and earthy dust. Feels kinda flat, not on the carbonation but in the taste. A good amount of yeast here and it has a nice oily texture in the mouth. More bitter oranges, a little bit of wet moss and it’s light peppery and spiced towards the finish. Half the bottle down it grows on you a bit, but this is not mine kind of saison. 10.03.2016
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 650ml fra Vinmonopolet Larvik. Drukket i Tyrihansveien. Gylden. Litt uklar. Høyt kremaktig skum som daler veldig sakte. Spotlacing. Aroma av malt og krydder. Smaken fint balansert. Beholder krydderpreget. Nesten som pepper. Blir tørr etter hvert. Litt bunnfall igjen på flaska.
Simonsen (1044) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Tåkete,gylden farge. Moderat karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker gress, gjær,sitrus,frukt og krydder. Tommel opp