The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks LKS! As ’Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 - Saison’, 6%. Hazy orange, sparkling, foamy white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is papery, apple, white pepper, spicy. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is mostly apple pie, chalky dryness, quite spicy, some toffee sweetness with a dry finish. (3.6) olio (10816) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
75 cl bottle @ RIP Laru. Bottled on 23.02.2016. BBE 02/2017.laiti (8543) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma is wheaty and yeasty, mild hops, apple, some peachy toffee notes. Flavor is slightly tart fruity, yeast and spices, earthy, mild lemon notes. Okay.
75 cl bottle @ RIP Laru camp. Bottled 23.2.2016, BBE 02/2017tiong (7895) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Aroma has fruits, biscuits, funky yeasty notes and some fruit candy. Flavour has citrus, funky yeasty notes, some grapefruit and mellow herbal hops. Also some bretta. Rather typical "American saison."
750ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Bottled 23.02.16. Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of baking yeast, ripe fruits, spices, hints of citrus and earthiness. Taste is smooth, slightly yeasty and ripe fruity with hints of earthiness, citrus and stuffy breadiness. Finish is slightly stuffy, yeasty and earthy with hints of ripe fruits and spices. Decent. madmitch76 (27106) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
8th December 2016
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 15, 2016
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Gaff. Thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this gold beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine minerally carbonation. Fluffy malts, mild to medium sweet. Spicy mid. Dry floral and a touch of bitterish herb. Light dry crisp finish. Not bad but nowt special either.
75cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to LKS for this one. It pours a clean pale golden color with a large white head. Aroma is grainy and straw. Taste is also sweet grainy and starchy. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, OK Leighton (23343) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up at the Bottle Shop Bermondsey way back when. The nose has some citrus aspect, lemon peel, dried hay. Medium sweet flavour with notes of peach, doughy wheat bread, light bitter hay, white grape. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced in the finish, pretty smooth, more peach and white grape, wheat bread, tangerine. Lovely stuff. Theydon_Bois (22066) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle split at Bespin (farewell ?), thanks to Leighton, 08/12/16.
Hazed orange with a decent off white cap.
Nose is funk, yeast, melon, tangerine, straw, light floral.
Taste comprises apricot, yeast esters, straw, light floral, light funk, straw, mandarin.
Medium bodied, fine carboantion, drying close.
Solid well balanced saison. mR_fr0g (14416) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A translucent golden yellow coloured pour with a a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is light grains, saison yeast, little banana phenols, straw. Flavour is composed of rounded base grains, wheaty, doughy, bready grains, banana, yeast. Palate is semi sweet, crisp finish, highish carbonation little flabby. Not bad. Little chalky. Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub shared by Joes. Very hazy cloudy yellow color, small white head. Aroma reminds me of a weizen: wheat, yeast, banana and light peach. Taste lightly malts, wheat, again yeast, banana-ish and peach, sweetness and perhaps a hint of clove. Decent to medium body, smooth texture, medium carbonation. Ok beer hut is this really a saison? Not in my book..