lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
330 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh citrus, graininess and some herbs. Flavour of strong red berry sourness, graininess, gooseberries and grass. Light bodied. Alcohol burns. High carbonation. Messy. Really unbalanced. AirForceHops (7792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is green onion, herbs, light grapefruit. Notes of grass. Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
This is not normally a style that suites me well because it is a oxymoron of a style "hoppy" saison. But I’ m happy that this actually works for a change. The yeast is alive and well and gives a mile spicy note. The hops show herbal and grassy notes that turns dry in texture. Body is medium with pale malts and fruit from either the yeast or hops, not sure what element gives that element. Damn, overall pretty tasty. I may not ever get to try the other version of this brew but no matter, I enjoyed this well enough.
Bottle @Patricks. Pours clear pale yellow with an off white head. Aroma of peach, kiwi, some cat pea and lemon. Flavor is sweet and floral hops with some peach, kiwi and bitterness . Medium body, average carbonation . tiong (7610) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
330ml bottlemansquito (6886) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Pours hazy yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of spices, fruits, yeast, citrus and lemon. Taste is yeasty, spicy and ripe fruity with some lemon and citrus. Finish is sweetish, spicy and yeasty with some stuffy notes and lemon. Okay.
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($5.50): pours lightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, yeast, some basement funk it seems, and maybe some perfume. Taste is light and refreshing. Nice hoppy tanginess. Dry finish. Dry finish and lightly hoppy aftertaste lingers for a bit. Hoppy yet delicate. I like it.
KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
Bottle at Schouskjelleren.
Splendid saison aroma. Fruity, yet dry. The dryness is perhaps a bit overwhelming, I’d like slightly more fruit and funk. But it’s a fine beer. Beer5000 (6731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
Shared bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear golden body with a small, dense off-white head. Moderate strong aroma of citric fruit, blackcurrant leaves and light spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet, mild malt, fruity hops, nice bitterness and some yeast. Fine and balanced body, refreshing in aftertaste. A nice one, with a bit less aroma and flavors than the Nøgne Ø version. Inbreak (6519) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 06.03.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ Grand Whiskybar:dmac (6451) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrus, høy, sitrusskal, alkohol, gras. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, alkohol, beiskt gras, sitrus, syregras, høy, litt korn. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
500 ml bottle bought at Spirits Crossroads. Poured a hazy straw body with a super super large foamy white head, it actually rose above my Hennepin glass by about an inch to two, gobs of lace everywhere. Aroma of funk, lemons, citrus, yeast, bubble gum, orange marmalade covered toast. Medium bodied with super soft carbonation, a dry finish and some lingering bitterness along with a hint of heat but that may be from the bitterness. Flavor of bad citrus fruits, funkiness, yeast, lemons, lemon zest, flowers, dry toast. Solid stuff here. reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
500ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to reveal some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and yeast. Taste is a lemony tartness with some citrus bitterness and a light fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some good carbonation lending to a nice mouth feel. A very well done saison that would make any beer connoisseur proud.