jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Paul at Andy’s. Pours a light, glowing golden orange body with thin, active white lacing. Aroma is spice, yeast, pepper, and a light floralness. Mouthfeel is crisp and active with notes of Belgian yeast, crisp grassy hop, slightly peppery and additional spices. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle an Andy’s courtesy of Paul by way of Dany. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big and musky, soft and lightly sweet with a touch of citrus. Light and easy drinking with a good amount of musk with some floral bitterness. Very nice, long lingering musk. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
In short: An original leafy/herbal golden Saison with a generous fruity hopping.Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 3, 2013
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 5 months after the beer release.
The look: Mostly clear golden body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is pleasantly countryside-rustic well integrate flowery pepper spiciness. Taste ha cookie dough, lemon muffin, tea leafs, fun yeast, citrus fruits, pineapples, herbs, a mild spiciness. Big doughy mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. Good attenuation. A bitterness that this more reminiscent of the some of the bitter Oolong or green teas I drink everyday than that of typical hop bitterness. An very original Saison that goes off the beaten path while still retaining the essential characteristics of a good Saison. A beer brewed for a local tv show about craftbeer called “Ça Va Brasser!”, because of television and beer my living room couch is now a reverse tanning bed.
Bottle 750 ml lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Aroma pleasant fresh aromatic , soft wheat. Herbal hop notes with slightly yeasty backing. Ending with hints of plum and apricot. 8-
Appearance mild haze on amber. Thick fine creamy white top. Nice lace on walls.
Flavor and Palate : medium malt base. Spices , some tartness with mellow backing. Hop profile was well integrated. Felt to be lighter than specs would suggest. Grassy, fruity blend at finish.
Peu odorante, couverte d’une épaisse couche de mousse blanche, cette boisson couleur paille, trouble, semble aussi timide au premier regard qu’elle est surprenante une fois la première gorgée bue. Savoureuse, pile poil sur le style, poivrée à souhait en finale après avoir laissé un sublime fruité prendre le haut du pavé, elle déploie une panoplie de qualités en bouche que l’on ne peut que regretter de ne pas retrouver aussi en nez, ce qui l’aurait rendu magnifique. Qu’à cela ne tienne, on a là une saison dispendieuse mais qui frôle la perfection sur plusieurs aspects.
blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, Radek, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Aroma is fruity along with herbs and spices, pale malt and yeast. Flavour of buckwheat, lots of herbs and spices, some breadiness and a herbal/bitter finish -- odd, in a good way. Medium bodied. An interesting, really good beer. jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2013-04-12. Lightly hazy golden body with a nice foamy white head. Pleasant musty dusty Aroma, pale malt, lightly fruity and Saisony. 7++ Flavour is similar, pleasant pale malt core, light fruit, very light musty funk. 7++ Smooth average plus palate. 3++ Really nice and exceptionally drinkable. Bottle via trade with cfrancis JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Thanks to jerc and mabel. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. Lovely pour. The aroma is great - minty and spicy with a bit of lemon and orange. A soft peppery character and a bit of clean spiciness. Fresh and fruity with a great balance of spice and and interesting peppery spiciness. Orange and a bit of spice. Really delicious.
HogTownHarry (7085) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - APR 12, 2013
750ml bottle shared by mabel and jercraigs with me, blankboy, radek and joemcphee. Hazy orange, huge white frothy/creamy head. Aroma - spice, yeast and bubblegum, some alcohol - grassy bitternuess underpinning it. Taste - follows, way more gritty mineral character, love it - probably a bit boozy, but I couldn’t tell. Light, sharply carbonated, long spicy dry bitter finish, a little lemon zest and fresh-cut grass - fantastic beer, really. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
750 ml bottle from Broue ha ha, served at cellar temperature shared. Hazy deep golden with a large fluffy white head. Strong, pungent, spicy lemon, perfumed, floral, bitter herbs, quite aggressive, interesting. Medium body, loose effervescence. Strong, pungent perfumed lemon, slightly peppery, a little oxidized, light Belgian esters, interesting; dry with moderate bitterness and a bitter herb and pungent lemon finish.