corkyrory66 (1918) - BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
Bière très originale. Etiquette du genre écolo, vert pomme, avec des fleurs de sureau
qui font partie de la composition. D’ailleurs écolo et sureau, ça rime ….
Couleur jaune paille mat, un peu aussi sur le vieux citron.
Bière trouble comme une blanche. Bulles moyennes partout.
Mousse blanche pure à très gros flocons, collante aux parois du verre.
Arômes de houblon fin (il y en a deux), et fleurs de sureau.
Bonne 1ère bouche douce avec des fleurs et des fruits blancs.
Arrière-bouche qui s’arrête sec, puis revient sur quelques épices.
2ème bouche avec la même enveloppe, mais amertume plus fine et spécifique.
3ème bouche sur les fleurs de sureau, bien précises et agréables.
Rétronez qui pince un peu et développe ces saveurs.
Longueur où on s’installe dans un côté désaltérant, sympa, doux.
Levure typée amère avec un rien d’acidité.
Alcool sympa à 5 % abv pour ce type de bière.
Finale qui se savoure, sans défaut, et sans prétention sauf le désaltérant de la
bière et la douceur de ces fleurs très saisonnières …. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
Light hazy yellow. Fresh, floral, yeast, white bread. Light bitter, very well developed. Dry finish. Awesome. At this abv its stunning. (At Trappistenlokaal ?t Klooster) 77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
Draft @ Brassigaume 2012. Brewed with elderflowers – rightly recommended to me due to my fondness of saison’s and more importantly Mamouche. Hazy golden with a creamy white head. Smell is flowery, elderflowers, white pepper, reasonable yeast and light sopa. Taste is flowers, elderflowers, yeast heavy, soft white berries, mellow herb and white pper finish. Bit yeast heavy body – lovely stuff thx for the recommendation Sebletitje. Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime zest, pepper, crabapple, gum, basil/sage.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Awww, yeah! This is my kind of saison. Super quaffable, low in alcohol, wonderfully tart without being full-on sour, and pretty much impossible to tell it’s spiced (I’ve never smelled elderflowers, but there’s nothing obvious in the nose that screams out that it has any adjuncts at all...it’s floral-herbal, but could easily be mistaken as coming from hops). Very clean tasting, perfectly balanced, and impossible to stop drinking, right to the last drop of the bottle. Fantastic rendition. bhensonb (15083) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a large white head. Huge floral/herb aroma. Med body. Flavor is pretty earthy with a little yeast and a lot of floral/herb. Finishes hoppy/earthy bitter.
OldMrCrow (2435) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle from BottleworksCanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pale pour, fluffy head. Light saison spiciness to the aroma, couple with something like honeysuckle (which I suppose is the elderflower). Flavor is gently sweet, honeyed, not the least cloying with this late, late Saaz-like whisp of hop bitterness. Spot on mouthfeel, light and exceptionally drinkable without being watery in the least, intermediate carbonation never pushes too hard. I really like this beer--to think that one could have this instead of your classic American lawnmower beers! Brilliant.
Pours a nice hazy blonde color with a big head and plenty of lacing on the glass. danielecamo (839) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
The aroma is earthy and floral but with no where near the elderflower pungency that was present in Mamouche. Wonderful never the less, lightly fruity with some light damp limestone.
The flavor is spot on for what I look for in a Saison, dry, nicely bitter, with a leafy earthy hoppiness. The floral character comes thorough much stronger in the flavor than the aroma with it’s light hints of black jack chewing gum, again no where near the level obtained in Mamouche but I doubt very much that they were going for that pungency here as the Elderflower is far more harmonized with the earthy, minerally, & bitter flavors presented. Some nice lightly husky malt is fairly subdued but presented nicely.
I could absolutely drink this every single day.
Alla spina ZBF 15. aroma floreale, i fiori di sambuco donano freschezza e aromi fini e sottili. Leggero speziato e lievito. al palato corpo leggero, fresco e beverino con il sambuco che dona pulizia senza stancare la bevuta GoufCustom (1977) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2017
JoeinDahlem (1503) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2008
330ml bottle bought at IC Beer in Kwun Tong.
Looks: Clear light golden colour with a ring of dirt like yeast sediments; Three finger head with long lasting crumpety white foam; Beautiful sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant full malt, with strong sweet floral, blueberries, sugar, wood, spices, light herbs, dry biscuits, yeast, lemon and fair grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet full Pils malt, with strong floral, very light molasses, spices, strong earth, tobacco, strong herbs, dry biscuits, strong yeast, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Medium body. Dry, thick and very creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Rich Pils maltyness in a thick background, very creamy and smooth. Sweetness is only a hint, as bitter floral and strong hops dominates - very herbal, woody , tobacco and spices - to blend well with dry biscuity and very lemony finish. Very nice!
Hoppiness: Wood, spices, light herbs, lemon and fair grass in nose. Strong floral, spices, strong earth, tobacco, strong herbs, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent herbal malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Creamy, earthy woody and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has impressive heads and looks, sweet floral and woody aroma, creamy body but more surprisingly, a very low sweet, strong bitter hoppiness with all the earthy tobacco taste came through. It has that conservative old lady feel to it. Very nice already but a little more sweetness will go a long way for sure. One for Summer!
Really impressed by this one. On tap at Delirium Taphouse in Brussels. Bright golden color with pillowey white head. Aroma has big bright-fruity esters, tropical fruit, citrus, mango, passion fruit. Flavor has a light sweetness with refreshing and dry, moderate but serious bittermess. Delicious, refreshing. Can’t wait to get more.