DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle, 750 ml, as Victory V Saison. Luckily, not a gusher. Healthy pop of a cork, pours dark yellow, with lots of flakes in suspension. Smell is light malt, with those claimed notes of pepper and citrus peel. At five years old, the scent is still good, just not very "big." Taste is just a bit sweet, and there is some taste of dead yeast floating in it. Gets a little syrupy, but not overbearing. Alcohol is there, but creeps up slowly. It has held up its taste pretty well for the style.
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, some citrus, vanilla.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yeast, oranges, spices.
thomat (2200) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB. Hazy golden with a thick white head. Fruity and funky tones. Malt, fruit, stable and hope. Medium to full body with bitter / spicy finish.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice grab bag of Belgian stereotypes. Slightly sour nose, funky and citric. The taste is less tart, with allspice and pepper notes intermingling with the acidity. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, which isn't surprising considering the rich head on pouring. Really enjoyable bottle.
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ilovedarkbeer (2362) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large foamy white head. Notes of pepper, yarn, citrus, and fresh air.
Stuedmaster (268) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good, solid Belgian style ale. It seems like a hybrid of a saison and a tripel. Pours cloudy, deep gold with a slight white head that quickly dissipates, lots of sediment floating around. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, dough,and earth. Nice balance of sweet and bitter, generously hopped but the malt backbone can match it. No real presence of sour like a normal saison. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, well balanced finish. Has a soft feel in the mouth, the alcohol is well hidden. Refreshing and easy to drink for 7.5% abv.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little barnyard funk, and spice meet the nose. A clear amber pour with a creamy white head and minimal lacing. The palate is much like the nose - funky yeast, citrus notes, and a peppery dry finish. The overall taste is on the bitter side. Light body and crisp carbonation. Overall, I liked it - very crisp and refreshing.
beertholomeus (950) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden color with white head. Yeast, spice, fruit, wheat and malt aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation with a floral and fruit finish.
MrHult (348) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från Systembolaget delad med @msbrindbergs. Dimmig guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar jästigt med en frukig ton. Jästig smak... Inte min grej.
MSBrindbergs (450) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smakprov från MrHult, danke!
Klar ljusgul vätska med luftigt vitt skum.
Doftar pepprigt, gräs och jäst.
Sträv, söt och kryddig i munnen.
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ttoadee (737) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold Pour, scant head. Nose is hard fruit and Belgian yeast. Bitter. Middle is light kilned malt, and pears. Finish is dry, slightly lingering. Pretty good.