writerljberg (468) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Westmeister. Thanks much.
A: Pillowing off-white head and a very cloudy dull orange color. Decent lacing.
N: Very heavy funk. Lemon, tangerine, dirt, pine, banana, and esters. Clove. Slight malt sweetness and a touch of band-aid.
T: Sour, bitter and somewhat biting/astringent. Lots of hops here and some citrus - like a DIPA/Saison cross-breed.
M: Sharp on the palate with a medium mouthfeel. Some chalkiness and a touch of alcohol.
O: It’s an odd and duck and I’m not sure how much I’m really enjoying it. I vacillate a bit there, really. The hybridization comes at you from all angles, but it feels like it strays a bit too much.
tkrjukoff (3880) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2013. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is funky stable yeasty spicy fruity dry. Flavor as aroma, astringent and bitter.
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a huge pillowy white head. Thick and sudsy. Aroma was sweet fruit, slight yeast funk, clove and an earthy hop character. Flavors were fruity and sweet, spicy hops, musty, slightly funky. Mouthfeel was tingly with lots of carbonation, medium to full body. Could have been a touch drier but all in all a fun and interesting saison.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at The Lodge. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a small whitehead. The aroma has some fruit character, somewhat tropical, lemongrass, mild funk and some peppery spice. The flavor is much of the same ; light and refreshing on a humid August day eating outside.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At CBC 2013. Cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and tropical fruit.Dry and somewhat yeasty flavour with citrus and floral notes, some bubblegum and funk
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Someone shared this at the campsite at BCTC. Pours a hazy, milky gold with a thin white head. Soft funky mango on the nose. Spicy funk, chewy yeast. Nice and musky, chewy wheat. Musk, gentle fruit into the finish.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 2013 - Red session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of sourness and spices. Flavor with black pepper and sour berries.
Johnsense (669) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, funky and spicey with lemon, salt, honey all detectable with pepper in the background. lighter body. another worthwhile summer saison
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New and fresh bottle brought back by Doug K. A little funk and spicy. Lemon, new world hops, brett and peppercorns work in the deep secondary. Very drinkable great summer beer.
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from whole foods midtown east. Pours cloudy brownish orange with huge white head. Nose of tropical fruits and spice. Tastes of tropical fruits and grapefruit, black pepper, coriander, doughy, some funk, ginger and lightly herbal. Not as dry as most saisons but quite pleasant with lingering finish.