hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with huge, rocky, white head and lots of white and brown floaties tooling about my glass. The head never fully dissipates. Bright, fruity, spicy nose, offering coriander, white pepper, and a medley of citrus peels - mainly orange, key lime and ruby red grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is perfectly balanced and easy drinking. There’s a bright citric component, negligible spiciness and a hint of acidity. Yeasty, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of drowland!
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon juice, lemon ester. Sour flavour, plastic, sour lemon, plastic drink bottle. Finish plastic. Off bottle?
(from 33cL bottle @ Chriso & Ruth’s place, RBESG 2014)
blackflag321 (560) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 12oz bottle. Pale straw color with fine, tall head. Barnyard, straw, grass, spice.
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong Malt & herb aroma with some grass and coriander thrown in. I like the smell.
Appearance- The beer is a murky amber color with a large white head. Looks great
Taste- Has a nice floral and malt flavor with some bitterness.
Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer, if I can find it again I will buy it.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden with billowing white head. I found the aroma offensive at first, like lemon scented cleaning products. It’s growing on me though, lemon and lime, sherbet, bret. Taste is a bit effed up too, lemon, citrus, plastic. Slightly tart and dry.
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy straw for the malt, flowers, herbs and lemon, moderate barnyard for the yeast, with notes of coriander, melon and damp wood. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. Nice depth in aroma, but this Saison is a little flat in flavor.
Bosco (222) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy yellow with a white head and sticky lacing.I?m not a fan of spiced beers, with that being said I?ll try to review honestly. Spiced beer tends to have an eastern, incense type of flavor and aroma. This isn?t much different. Metallic notes with a piney background. Floral sweetness, mouth feel has some body to it and it finishes quite smoothly. I normally wouldn?t finish a spiced beer but Victory?s well executed brewing process is evident here so I gladly finished Swing with no problem. $9.99/multi sixer at Publix Boca Raton
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 02-28-2013 at Victory B.C. This beer is presented with a small white head that is mostly lasting, transparent pale yellow body, fast rising carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is citrus, earthy hops, spicy, yeast, and malt. The flavor is citrus hops, yeast, spicy, caramel malt, and light bitter. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A very quaffable saison and worth trying.
hackobock (2102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
November 27, 2014. Bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet malty, citrus, spicy and chlorine. Taste is juniper berries, pine, chlorine and honey. Finish is short with notes of pine spruce, smooth light bodied, small bubble carbonation.
Cousin_Larry (502) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No way this is a saison - tastes like a sour ale from start to finish. It’s not a bad sour ale, thought. Just wish it wasn’t so watery to let the nice lemon and seltzer flavors come through more.