kingstoni (1902) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a thin white head. Spicy aroma of apricot, yeast and lemon. Earthy, slightly bitter taste. Medium body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ joes shared by benzai. Hazy orange, small white head. Smells glue, meaty, meatballs, weird. Tastes sweet, slightly glue, yeasty. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by me and Dutchdrebus with Joes @ weekly tasting. Hazy yellow color with some small particles floating in it, small white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, a touch of yeast and a bit weird. Not at all what I expect in a saison really. Hmm, ok beer.
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: sweet, liquorice, herbs.
TASTE: light smoked, peat? herbs
Japalo (1727) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@cafe frape. Golden haze. One finger foam. Fruity floral rose. Dry. Friendly. Great saison. Ardenner??!??
Countbeer (5958) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized white foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer.
Aromas of grains, yeast, toast, a light light coffee tint, some wheat, some apricot and corn.
Flavours of vanilla, herbs, corn, some yeast, ash, bitters, grass, some apricot, light citrus, light hay and some sweet grains.
Aftertaste is a mix of wheat, bitters, spice, herbs and light fruit.
Medium carbo, light watery light creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a creamy texture.
ekstedt (6392) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Hazy deep golden, medium white head. Earthy, unclean aroma with some vegetables. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with a bit harsh bitterness.
HomerJ79 (18) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Our tribute to Venice, a beautiful city, a saison in the Wallony tradition, with a medium foamy body and an herbal spiced taste supported by malts that reminds to serenity and uncontaminated lands.
Vignale (3147) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Beergium. An amber very cloudy saison with a small head. Lots of green herbs, fresh cut flowers, saison yeast and earthy notes. Not as crisp as my favorite saisons but with nice green earthy herbal spicy taste of fresh slithly bitter lettuce, green tomatoes, green pepper, flowers (think chewing on the green part of a tulip), yeast. A lingering sweetness and a small bitterness that keeps the balance ok. An earthy, herbal tasty sison that I really enjoyed.
bièregourmet (47) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 33cl @ brewpub ’t Gaverhopke. Pale blond-orange with a big soft foam. Aroma shows a sort of complexity with flowers, spices, herbal hops, earthy, saaz. Body is medium and extremely soft. Taste is: flowers, herbal hops, malts, unmalted cereals (wheat and oat?), complex spicy hints. Balanced well. Sure not a classic saison, but a very good brew.