_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very cloudy pale golden with a creamy and frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, spicy, fruity and phenolic with crackers, white grapes, white bread, plums, black pepper, dry wood, plums and caraway. Taste is bitter, spicy and phenolic with crackers, cloves, allspice, black pepper, wood, hay, dry soil, caraway and plums. Mouthfeel is spicy astringent, tiny dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and spicy with crackers, caraway, black pepper, dark grapes, orange peal and wood. Bit too astringent.
Maakun (2055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Hazy golden with fizzy white head.
Lemon peel, spring onion, lime, quite herbal and soft spicy yeast with a light yoghurt touch. Dry grains and biscuits, grassy towards the finish. Light bitter with barely any sweetness. Medium bodied and very dry.
graham_murphy (485) - - NOV 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I always struggle with saison and do so here too. Quite a high carbonation and overpowering (if you ask me) funk from the yeast. I love the wild and sour brews from these guys. Plenty of that here but maybe less creative than in others.
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Snifter. Supplier: Oddbins (Bristol). Pours a cloudy brown. Sour and fizzy.
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Dark golden colour with medium white head.Nice spicey aroma and even fruity taste of dried maybe tart fruit nice well balanced and with flavor of yeast and barnyard really nice exotic flavouers in this beer.
weordie (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is tangerine, banana and belgian yeast. The taste is that lemongrass you get with Sorachi Ace hops followed by an orange rind finish. Pleasant but not epic
tfredvik (1505) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite pale orange body with a creamy, off-white head that settles as a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Strong aroma of Belgian yeast, lots of sweet fruits including banana, citrus and spices. Strong spicy flavour of pepper. Lots of yeast, but it feels closer to saison yeast than the generic Belgian feel of the aroma, it has a certain farmhouse quality with traces of funk. Lots of light generic fruits, and a pleasant amount of lemon. Light sweet and light acidic taste with a light to moderate bitter and long-lasting finish. Fairly light body, dry and quite lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, a very nice saison.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, courtesy of my wife, from M&S Marble Arch, London]
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, gentle carbo, deep yellow golden color, stable small head. A: perfect saison ipa mix, with a relatively strong fruitiness with lychee, pineapple, pear. Doughy, slightly yeasty fresh grains. T: ipa dominates, very little saison. Slightly fruity bitter start with citrus and soap notes. Fresh and crisp fruity bitter development, bit doughy. Light body. Neutral aftertaste.
beerjock (29) - - SEP 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beer52, Pale yellow colour, tall white head. I agree with other reviewers and describe the head as "wild" just something different to it that works. Light-bodied, malty, grainy and a citrusy background, also a yeast presence. Not terrible but not one I could session drink.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from M&S Exeter. Hazy pale yellow, tall white head. Wild nose. Light-bodied, malty start, grainy touch and a citrusy-fruity background, also a yeasty funkyness present. Delicious and exciting.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample @ Oersoep Bierfest 2015, Nijmegen.
Fin orangé, col épais blanc-cassé.
Arôme offre un agréable bouquet marquant bien son style de saison, retrouve un bouquet indiquant quasi une présence de barrique et le tout ponctué par un fruité intense pour le style mais tout en modération.
Palais garde un léger profil rustique de saison mais tout en gardant une signature type de Wild Beer. Pointe surette sur la fin mais agrémentée d’un excellent fruité tropical rappelant la mangue.