Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours golden amber, very sweet, a bit too sickly I think.
hackobock (1789) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January, 15, 2015. Bottle at home, courtesy of Beersiveknown, thanks Steve!
Hazy pale yellow with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is tart citrus, green apples, rosemary, earthy, white pepper and grain. Taste is tart fruity, earthy, light bitter, light sweet. Finish is dry earthy and herbal. Medium bodied, average to high carbonation.
mikedR (1382) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite enjoyable. A great medley of flavors. Some Belgian. Some fruit. Sufficient carbonation. Recommended. Quaffable.
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of candy, yeast, banana, solvent, light yoghurt and a hint of apples. Light bitter flavour, apple sauce, candy and mint. Bitter finish, candy, reminding of a Belgian saison.
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@wPBFIII. Hazy golden colour, small white. Aroma is wood, some floral, wheat, mild sourness. Flavour is rather similar, wood, wheat and some tartness.
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml at wpbf. Hazy orange color, medium-sized white head. Fruity peach aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, mango, apricot. Sweetish. Nice good balance. Much better than Premier version.
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF III.
Pours hazy golden color with a large white head. Fruity aroma, some yeasty notes, herbs and some toffee. Nice sweetish fruity flavor with subtle yeast notes, mild spices, wooden notes, some subtle hops on the finish. Quite nice, surprisingly better compared to the Premier Cru .
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Cloudy golden, rich lively head. Marzipan and white pepper up front. Mid sweet with medium body and spritzy mouthfeel. Fizzy, fruity, grassy with peppery heated finish. Like really cheap sparkling wine.
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBF Ⅲ
vertical with basic Ninkasi
Aroma is slightly musty with apricot, some citrus and mellow floury tones. Very foamy palate. Flavour has acidic white wine tones, apricot, tart fruit juice and citrus. Also some alcohol. Too much white wine here for my taste. Grand cru is more mellow and thus better.
M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed, sunny, canary body sits beneath a tall, consistently textured, frothy white head creating solid lace all around
Aromas and flavors offer assertive, smooth effervescence with creamy-juicy light fruit notes of pear and apple with supporting mineral and spice, green melon and floral notes swirl at the peak, overlooking a solid base of fruit sweetness offering a sense of Chardonnay on a cohesive, silky, mildly lively, medium weight body with tickling carbonation, revealing herbal floral tones, flavors coalesce into a satisfying, complex sweetness, as the drink clears out the carbonation cleans and dries to focus the residual to a tighter expression of previously mentioned components
An obvious sense of Saison style with bigger sweetness inline with a Belgian Golden Strong
12oz bottle branded as the Iduna Cru alias, served at 45º into Orrefors Beer Taster glass