ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is perhaps creamier than I’m used to in the style; nonetheless it’s a beautiful three finger white shade. It retains fairly well and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.
S: Once the brew opens up after sitting for a spell, notes of coriander, black pepper, and fresh cut grass appear across a neutral malt canvas. Subtly funky, as well. Really pleasant and well executed, but fairly standard for the style.
T: Spice esters (such as coriander, black pepper, and pine) are the first thing I note on the palate, before the aforementioned subtle funk builds on the midtaste. Mild yet defined malt sweetness, lemon notes, and touches of hop earthiness finish this one off. The spiced qualities return on the aftertaste. I like the depth this provides in general; I wasn’t sure what to think of the flavor profile initially, but it really grows on me after a while.
M: I find little to complain about the general feel; it’s appropriately crisp and light, drying on the finish. It really comes across as being ’refreshing’, too, without coming off overly carbonated.
O: This is the Hop Stoopid of saisons - why do I say that? Because it’s a high-quality, no frills interpretation of the style fantastically priced by bomber standards. That, and Victory could really stand to put this in 6 packs. Still a really good saison regardless.
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen
Clear pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is crisp with some flowery and spices. Flavour is fairly dry with some tartness, grass, yeast and apple. Good.
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Clear, light yellow pour, with light lacing. Peachy funky smell, good taste, somewhat fruity, light fruits specifically. Light palate & bitterness. Very good beer, middle of the road as far as saisons go.
pilsnerrogge (2454) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with a fluffy head; looks like Duvel.
Lots of sour funk in the aroma. Also some coriander.
Flavor is dry with lots of sour funk and coriander. Some alcohol in the finish.
A little bit too much funk for my liking. Simple.
Zekada (48) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell of dried fruits and some herbs and spices. It pours a clear light golden colour with a small white head. The taste is sweet and very fresh, it also has hints of grass. Palate is close to perfect. Full but not overwhelming, makes a nice finish of an overall pretty nice beer.
rarbring (1251) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Soap, dill, peaches. Some alcohol.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-07-02.
larsniclas (5528) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Golden with a white head
Perfume-ish, flowery aroma along with coriander.
Soapy mouthfeel and flavour. Light to medium bitterness.
Flowery and spicy. Flavour.
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma funky, barnyard, slight urine, malt and hay. Taste is barney and bretty, funk, sweet malt with a bretty finish. Nice
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aromas of hay, stable, apricot, herbs, citrus, lemongrass, funk. Taste is citrus, funk, apricot, lemongrass, herbs. Mouthfeel is quite dry and coarse with medium carbonation.
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From last month’s Total Wine summer beer tasting class; from a growler. This has a great aroma with citrus. Strong flavor, almost like potpourri, with flowery notes; the flavor is almost overwhelming; it’s good but I’m not sure I’d enjoy a whole one.
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget- Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, earthy aroma, some peppery notes, some pears. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.