Zlotta (2876) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 l bottle from ’REWE Budnik & Homberg’, best before end 2018, probably two years old. Clear, golden yellow with a large, a bit fluffy, slowly diminishing, white head. Faint, yeasty-spicy, grassy, slightly fruity-floral and a bit musty aroma of lemon peel, white grapes, clove, straw and vegetables. Slightly sourish, fruity-grassy, floral and a bit yeasty-spicy taste of lemon peel, white grapes, gooseberry, straw and hints of clove, followed by a medium long, slightly tart, dry grassy and a bit yeasty-spicy finish. Thin to medium body, a bit astringent and rather effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Quite refreshing, just a bit unpleasant in the aroma but that becomes less after a while.
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. There’s so much fruit flavor in this I had to do a double take when I took my first sip, because I thought I was drinking the wrong beer. There’s a strong pear aroma/flavor that makes it drink almost like a saison that had aged on fruits. Clean, straightforward, refreshing -- I’d drink a lot of this, given the chance.
MrOrla (2636) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Brought by Dedollewaitor. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, esters, fruity, light breadcrust. Taste is rather sweet, with loads of good esters, pleasnt yeast, light orange, citrus, very light tart. Dry and complex
Werckmeister (2681) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75l bottle at a party. BB 12/2018. bit of a gusher. yellow quite hazy colour, more foam than beer. smells yeasty, spices, caramel, ripe fruits, nutty, light marzipan. good smell. medium to full body, rather bubbly carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes of yeast, spices, ripe fruits, light barnyardy, peppery. finishes dry with notes of spices, yeast and ripe fruits. quite good one, not overly complex but good drinkability.
MelvinKalksma (1413) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium aroma of malts, wheat, fruit, Saison yeast and citrus.
Turbid/opaque yellow/golden beer with medium yeast and with a medium white/off-white head.
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, wheat and fruit; ends slightly dry with Saison yeast and citrus.
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Way too balanced and thus safe for a Saison, being not intense enough and having no complexity whatsoever. Funny to see that the last sip you take has none of these problems, so... It could have been what it should have been.
jmgreenuk (8807) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is mineral, grainy, light yeast, some citrus. The flavour is light acid citrus with a light dry pepper spice, grainy citrus fruit palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
allmyvinyl (10283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, bread, faint spice. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish. Solid.
Stuu666 (12501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy golden, nose is esters, floral, orange, taste is zesty citrus, sweet, floral.
TEJA (2934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Medium lasting white head. Cloudy golden color. Dry apple aroma with a tuch of brettnomyces. Dry finish.
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. I’ve heard good things about this, but it has to stand up next to Saison Dupont. It’s got a massive white foam head but colour is a beautiful rich opaque golden amber. Nose is citrusy lemon, pithy orange, grassy, floral, creamy, caramel, spicy, maybe dried coriander. Ok this is good. Taste is citrusy, orange and caramel, lemon, lots of yeast funk, fruity, and creamy, some minerals, orange rind, with dried coriander, spicy. This is really good. Not quite up there with Saison DuPont,but not far off.