Alengrin (5438) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle shared by Stefan, thanks. Thick and frothy, moussy, lacing, snow white head over an initially clear orangey blonde beer, misty and deeper peachy with sediment. Aroma of dried orange peel, bread crumbs, dust, straw, camomile, apricot, rose petals, raw potato, white grape peel, lemon zest, glue, honey, damp earth, wet brown paper bags, minerals, red apple. Crisp fruity pnset, hints of apricot, pineapple and unripe pear matching with a touch of acetaldehyde (green apple) and some basic sourishness; spritzy carbonation, lively but perfectly fit for a saison, smooth, bit ’papery’ body, lightly oily too. Light and crisp bready malt core with a sharper grainy edge in the middle, some natural iron and minerals here and there, while the restrained fruitiness continues well into the finish, meeting an earthy, floral, bit grassy and lightly spicy hop bitterness there, along with a yeasty accent and some spicy phenols, but everything remains well-contained and cleverly tied together. Brabant has done some exciting things, this brewer loves to experiment and experiments sometimes go wrong, but this one is a gem: it has all the crispness, restrained fruitiness and mild spiciness of any great saison. I guess this is what Brabant does best: a technically accomplished, tasteful, exemplary saison, not too far removed from the classically conceived farmhouse ales he used to make before the craft beer bug bit him. Very well done. nutjes (1028) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2016
75cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Troebel goudblond-oranje met zeer grote, stabiele en ivoorkleurige schuimkraag G: Moutzoetig, beetje gist, citrustoets, abrikoos en floraal. S: Zoetfruitig (mandarijn en perzik) met een bittere,droge afdronk. M: Medium body en sterke carbonatie. Fin (10621) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie consumed at home Thursday 10th December 2015 Hazy gold with a white head, a decent funky beer, soft. After a fruity start the finish is lengthy and dry, a bit burpy. Tangy and tasty, gets better and better A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.5 erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2015
Blond amber body, very frothy head. Beautifully balanced aroma, modern hops and great light peppery yeast. Reminds me much of the Oersoep brewery. Very yummy lady! (75cl bottle from Belgian Beer Shop Leuven) SlackerMads (3406) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange with a huge off white head. Very lively. Smells good; floral, dusty, green hops, tropical fruits, light soapy. Flavour is a bit of a let down: soap, light perfume, alcohol, plastic. Strange and not very pleasant. Feels ok in the mouth - light sweet, fine bitterness, lively carbonation. Some alcohol and astringency comes through towards the finish.
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
[email protected]kermis (13882) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
, Brussels. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, nice "rubbery" sweet malty notes along with some citrus, earth and mild berries. Flavour is floral, earthy, some funky notes along with wood and citrus. Refreshing and pleasant on a warm day.
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, light malt, light fruits, a little citrus and herbs. Flavor is light to light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation. deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 2, 2015
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Almost a gusher. Thick white head. Cloudy blond pour. Slight bitterness. Pretty decent saison SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
tap @ Delirium Café. Pours unclear , murkey yellow. Smell is a bit grainy. Taste is perfumy , bit bitter. nice. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, fresh.
TASTE: hoppy, fruity, fresh, some herbs, rather sweet.