JohnCook101 (110) - - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a good white head and lacing throughout. Incredible aroma, tropical fruits, citrus and a touch of malt. Flavours of mango and papaya give way to citrus, intense hops and a little spice. Ends with very late bitter finish that lasts. Smooth, with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly complex and delicious.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
260413. Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a frothy head. Aroma ripe fruit, Belgian yeast, spices. Nothing really saisony about this product. Mode like a spicy Belgian blond.
Hanoi (74) - - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is grain, pineapple, grasses, slight yeast slight spice. Taste, is citrus, spice, herbs slightly floral. The hops are all powerful in the palette, slightly overpowering for the style. Finish is very grapefruit and sharply bitter.
A bit of a disappointment, being much too (American) IPA in itís style. Itís also competing in a style with some of the most accomplished beers, so there is little reason to return.
hopbomber (96) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refreshing citrus, floral and orange with aromas of barnyard funk low carbonation and moderate bitterness and watery mouthfeel. Good interpretation of the style, with a low abv. At twice the price of Saison Dupont unlikely Iíll be buying this often.
Would make a good bbq or festival quaffer.
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A gusher when the bottle was opened but a quite flat beer appears after all the fucking cleaning up. A bad start for this beer but my mood soon lifts after one sniff - soap (not bad though), lemon and spice. Flavour has much the same as the aroma with a hint of the saison funk and a pithy orange finish. Very good.
firedog23 (29) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i like the flavors that come through and though it wants to be a Belgian style, it comes off as its own beer. Nice head retention and a lovely hop nose to it. These guys are another English brewery who have decided to do something different than the already done over and over, brown beer. Keep up the good work.
BeerLuvver (34) - Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours initially clear golden with some haziness later. Big white head of tiny bubbles and good meringue-like finish to the head. Lively bubbles rising up from the centre of the glass, remeniscent of Saison Dupont. Huge overpowering hop scent from Sorachi Ace. Perfume, lemon blam, wild flowers, tangerine scent. Soft sweetness quickly gives way to the enormous whack of hops resulting in a very brief spell of farmhouse ale characteristics, only to be overpowered by the hops. Rosemary, tangerine, and grapefruit with a strong bitter finish like biting into the skin of a grapefruit. Great attempt to a Belgian style Saison but overpowered with huge hops creating a slightly unbalanced beer.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Cloudy yellow coloured with lemon and floral hoppy flavours, earthy notes and a warming, creamy spicy finish.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle - thanks Janne and rosenberg
Nice cloudy pale orange, persistent head. chunky sinky bits. Rotting grains aroma, some eggy farts. Grainy husky body, crisp carbonation. Only saison in that itís grungy, but not in a good way. Dry. finish peppery and bitingy bitter. Homebrewy, and messy. Yeasty. Dear UK brewers, donít brew saisons.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. BB 29/05/2013. Courtesy of VastActiv.
Hazy yellow orange colour with a small white head.
Tart berries, yeast, grainy malt, sourness and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour grainy malt, yeast, bitterness and something quite bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l from alesbymail. Colour is hazy yellow with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, yeast, some sourness and spices.