UDBeernut (2807) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber hue, two finger head that reduces to lacing cap. scent is dark fruits and dull earthiness. taste is similar with more emphasis on the fruit. mouth is typical Belgian light. slightly sweet, alcohol rears it’s warming self. mmmm... gonna seek this again.
melush (3309) - SPAIN - JAN 20, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain.
Orange colour witih a frothy white head.
Aroma is fruity, berries, slightly acid.
Taste is berries, sour, bitter, slightly sweet.
Medium body, medium carbonation.
kapusta (100) - Olive Branch, Mississippi, USA - DEC 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy bright orange with lots of floaters at the bottom of the glass. Fluffy white head that hung around after multiple sips. Aroma is fruity and spicey and sweet candy, maybe pears? The taste is a perfect marriage of that barnyard funky Saison taste with the sweetness of a triple, maybe even some earthy minty. Smooth body, richly warming, complex. Excellent beer
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: pale brown, big, good retention.
C: dark coppery to dark brown, hazy.
A: herbal, spicy, peppery, brett, hint of vinous.
T: malt, fruity, spicy, orange peels, caramel, green banana, very good and interestingly balanced, medium to full body, medium to high carbonation, worth to try, sample from vat @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2016.
Ysok02 (1210) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe brune, mousse peu abondante. Nez assez marqué par le malt torréfié, les fruits secs, les céréales sur un fond houblonné. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée et torréfiée, fine bulle raffraîchissante et longue finale équilibrée. Une belle saison d’hiver.
ineedbeer (1983) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, likely a 2011 vintage.
Aroma is somewhat fruity with some stone fruit and green grapes. Light citrus and acidity. Hints of grain and wheat. A bit of a light oak and woody note. Faint clove phenolic notes and faint floral notes.
Pours a fairly clear, yellow gold color with a large, moderately thick, frothy, white head that recedes fairly quickly but is replenished for a bit before it fades to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some light lemon-lime zest. Light acidity. Some light grain, cracker and wheat notes. Light stone fruit and floral notes. Hints of phenolic spice and some herbal notes. Some light watery, mineral notes. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright Saison, but not my favorite from Fantome. Nice fruit and citrus notes, but its a bit watery and bland (shocking for a ’tome).
Marduk (6773) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Straight from the bottle. Berries, fruity, sourish and some yeast in aroma. Lots of fruits and berries in taste. Slightly sourish mouthfeel. Covers alcohol very well. Quite drinkable brew.
martjoobolut (3545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from etre gourmet). Looks like a bottle. Aroma is spices, sourness, yeast, Flavor is spices, yeast, fruits. Finish is also spices. Overall: good.
jelledebont (116) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Prima bier, maar voor een winterbier heeft deze wat mij betreft te weinig ’body’. Niet echt een uitgesproken smaak.
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - street tick thanks to Martjoobolut!
Very winey aroma. White pepper hint in the taste. Not saying 8%. Wateryish palate, and carbonation a little low, but that’s better than being a gusher I guess, . A simple and curious saison, and nothing like the one I had way way back. Doesn’t grab me, but there’s nothing wrong with it. Palate just makes it feel a bit dead.
Johnstledger8 (995) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky copper orange with no head. Aroma is of red wine, ginger, cinnamon, vinegar, red fruits, plums. Taste is of orange, vinegar, plums, dark fruits, red wine, warm spices. Oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.