Theydon_Bois (17588) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at RB Best, 31/01/16.
Pale golden blonde with a well appointed off white cap.
Nose is lemon rind, yeast trace, pissy orange, straw, light spice.
Taste comprises tangy citric shreds, funk bite, damp hay, light peppery spice, yeast esters, candied fruit peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough saison.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quick dissipating white frothy head atop a cloudy body. Nose of nail polish and floral. Tart hoppiness and citrus lemony finish. Decent but not great.
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Julien. Golden beer with a tall white head. Has a fairly substantial malt profile. Good bread and toast character providing some sweetness and body. Tangy, fruity esters of pear and tropical fruits. There is a soft spice quality to it as well with some black pepper and coriander. Light grassy bitterness, a touch of yeast, flowers, grass, and some mild citrus. Nice.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pale golden-yellow in colour with a very thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of lemons, some malt, spices, pepper. The flavour is of pepper, yeast, floral hops, grassy. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, full body, high carbonation. Finishes long, peppery, spicy. Another really good beer from Dunham.
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, thick head, rocky. Fruity, dusty nose is saisonish, with earthy continental hops. Bitter, with a slight pale malt sweetness, some yeasty character and a lingering bitter finish.
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottledshared during the RateBeer Best awards ceremony bottle share. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a creamy, white head. The aroma holds dry dough, light biscuits, hay. Light sweet flavour with notes of pale grains, lemon rind, more biscuits, light bitter hay and straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with some husky grains, impressions of lemon, dried pale bread. Good stuff overall.
DSG (12345) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Yellow. Spicy, oak, flowers. Dry, slightly bitterish.
KyotoLefty (9523) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Dusty, slightly lactic nose, grapefruit, yogurt, funk. Cloudy gold color with lace. Soft, smooth body. Nicely funky and tart.
Travlr (21991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Slightly hazy very pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty hay. Taste is peppery, dusty, lemony straw. OK.
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour @ RateBeer Best Festival. Hazy light yellow appearance with an off white head. Aroma had a lot of grassy hops, some hay / straw, light pepper, and some lemon. Moderate to moderate high bitterness. Dry. Nice carbonation. Lightly fruity, very herbal, and a bit spicy saison. Easy to drink and refreshing. I enjoyed the hops on this.