Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Sampled @ Pre-Borefts-Tasting 2016. Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht säuerlich, Erdbeeren, strauchig, helles Malz. Geschmack nach kokos, Trauben, Erdbeeren, im Abgang bitter hopfig. jmgreenuk (9447) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at the pre-Borefts tasting, Den Haag, 2016. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is creamy yeast, zesty citrus. The flavour is aspirin mineral citrus with a dry, floral yeast, acid mineral fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. deanso (10129) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre Borefts tasting.
Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. refreshing. Maakun (5554) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at Pre-Borefts tasting. Very hazy light golden with good sized white head. Spicy yeast, orange peel, quite herbal, Brett, dough, light milky. Under medium sweet and sour with long lasting herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with soft fine cardbonation. Bit too herbal but otherwise nice. Koelschtrinker (20395) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
Trockener, säuerlich hefiger Antrunk. Angenehme Karbonisierung, geringe Würzigkeit. Spritzig, hefig, rund. Gut. 10/10/11/11/9/11
cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at pre borefts 2016 tasting... Hazy Amber.. Big white head... Soft funk orange fruit nose... Juicy fruit.. Long funk fruit.. Light dry fruit lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Light blackberry aroma. Pours a reddish brown, very dark except along the edge. Very tart and puckering. Tastes like alcoholic blackberry juice. My issue with this beer is that I don’t get the base style, at all. It’s just a soured blackberry beer. Which, at that it’s fine, but I wanted some quadness. DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2016
750ml->tulip snifter hybrid. From Dominion Wine & Beer. Gusher. Very hazy gold with huge offwhite head. A: tart and funky citrus, yeast, slight berries, herbs. Nice. T: less tart, less funk, citrus, grains, yeast, coriander. Taste not as good as aroma. Sharp carbonation. OK. zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom L. Pale hazy yellow with a huge head. Aroma is funky, barnyard and wood. Sweetish-sour flavors, notes of fruits, wood, a bit spicy. Medium bodied, quite dry and fizzy. Good one. ineedbeer (2152) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is nice with a light grain note, moderately strong fruit esters and some light citrus note. Light cracker malt notes with some grain and hints of candi sugar. Overripe stone fruit with some pear and hints of red apple. Light citrus and oak notes. Medium light phenolics with lemongrass and coriander.
Not an explosive gusher, but a pretty active gusher nonetheless. Pours a hazy pale gold color with a large, thick, pillowy, white head that recedes very slowly. Moderate lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a light acidity and crisp, dry finish. Light cracker and grain notes with some candi sugar. Medium bitterness with light oak notes and a hint of alcohol. Moderate fruit esters with stone fruit, pear and hints of red apple. Faint lemon notes. Medium light phenolics with and herbal, earthy character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice saison from the Bruery. A bit higher ABV than I prefer. I would also prefer a bit more citrus and oak and a bit less phenolics. On the whole though, it’s a very nice, well made saison.