nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Little 30cl bottle from Pipetown Traders pours a murky orange with some soapy, white head. Nose is odd, very soapy, dried orange peel, some lurking spice, vegetal. Flavor is OK, more of the same, dried orange peel, maybe some tangerine rind too, yeast, some stale bread, soapy. Sudsy finish. Interesting. eduardovl (1475) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Pours a bit cloudy dark orange to reddish color forming a medium creamy and soapy white to light yellow head. Good retention and tons of molasses lacings left in the glass
S: Very fruity and spicy in the nose. Notes of black pepper, flowery hops and sweet grains. A bit metallic
T: Slightly sweet malts upfront followed by a peppery and flowery taste. I little bit tart but much more bitter than tart. In overall, the taste is quite dry. Metallic sensation in the mouth too. Fits perfectly to the style. Good surprise
M: Light and watery in the mouth. Light body and medium to low carbonation. Bitter and peppery aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Great bitterness. Nice Saison
[ BA Review @ 8/11/2013 ] Sissio (1751) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 9, 2014
Clear amber, light cappuccino head
Metallic, some malts
Very bitter ending and aftertaste
Metallic, some orange, herbs
Have to try it again... rand (1830) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bouteille 33 cl du Grain d’Orge - Crissier (CH). Coppery beer with a pale ochre foam, rare crackling. Fruity and spiced aromas, cereals and barley sugar, pepper and hops. The taste is soft, at first, then peppery and dry, tart with notes of earth and tobacco. The mouth is fluid, with a grassy and mineral bitterness which stands out finally. The bitter-sweet is here too pulled in drought-bitterness. crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Amber pour, soapy head. Smell is aggressive towards lemongrass and greek oregano. The flavor is light, slightly metallic, herbal flavors, citrus again, mineral. I like it alot but not worth 6.49 a bottle.
bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. 3.9% Pours translucent amber with a creamy off-white or beige head. Aroma is a bit malty, mildly hoppy. Med minus body. It’s a bit too malty. Has hints of diacetyl. Is perhaps a little earthy. Not much like a saison, and not much like anything - perhaps something English that’s not hoppy. I’m becoming more convinced there’s some diacetyl. Drinkable, but at $36 a six pack equivalent it’s poor value for the money. fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier; 3.9% ABVsebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Hazy amber color with small head. Light aroma, English style, some yeast, very light puke, bread. Dry mouthfeel, caramel flavor, yeast with British accent, strong bitterness, traces of vegetables; a bit metallic in the final.
Not a Saison, more reasonably a Bitter.
Draft @ Fiera della Birra di Ferrara, Nov 2013, showing 3.9%
Cuivrée, col blanc cassé.
Arôme est houblonné tirant sur les agrumes avec un léger côté vert. Bouquet houblonné rappel des notes allemandes et US (Chinook?) Pointe de pamplemousse sans vraiment avoir l’image d’une saison, on semble ici resté plus sur une summer ale. Pointe de feuille de tabac et léger herbacé.
Palais tire sur les malts pâle, caramel garde une petite pointe de levure belge mais avec une dominance de houblons entre Saaz et Chinook. Fini sec. Pas mauvaise, mais manque juste un peu du twist qui fait le côté unique de Bad Attitude. weark (889) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge - Clear amber color, Good white head. Flowery hope and caramel malt aroma. Good biterness with caramel malt aftertast. Light body, thin, lively carbonation with dry finish. Good but nothing really interestinggood but nothing really interesting. Bov (13264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2013
[email protected] Biertage 2013; courtesy of Nick Beltraminelli
- hazy reddish-amber beer with a little foam left; a fair hop presence (mainly flowery) on top of caramelish malty notes; moderate malt backbone, a light tart acidity, pretty bitter and very dry; a red fruit hoppiness, more caramel and flowers in the aftertaste - to the point