fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour with a huge, creamy, off white head that. Smells of funk, peat, mineral, Band-Aid, sweet, figgy dark fruits, stone fruit, hints of banana, floral honey and musty hay. Flavor is peat, iodine, mineral, musty hay, lots of Band-Aid, leather, fallen leaves, lots of interesting funky flavors, dug up tree roots, wet leather, old tobacco, musty old plants, then some spice, fig and honey sweetness to the finish along with lingering, Band-Aid, iodine, woody must and general earthy, musky funk. Medium body, creamy, syrupy and slick body, with a surprisingly bright, blanketing carbonation. Overall it’s a difficult beer to judge, there is just so much going on here, some good, some bad (huge Band-Aid presence), though I will have to give it a pretty positive score, huge complexity, hides it’s ABV% well, and c’mon, peat smoked Saison?!?!?
PietS (190) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is not just an average saison, the brewer really added a good winter’s touch. The taste is a combination of typical sour fruity, bretty saison flavor and more dark sweet flavors (caramel, malts). A warm, but also fresh mouth feel; enjoyable bitter aftertaste. Not easy to find, but definitely worth it; it’s a great beer.
Goose Geuze (21) - COVENTRY, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy beige colour with a white head with lacing. Spices(allspice), pepper, caramel, tea and malts. Fairly boozy and a fair bit going on. Nice warming tasty beer.
jc1762 (960) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap into a snifter showing brown rims, opaque brown center, and sparse white foam.
The nose shows sweet candy notes.
The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of tea and biscuits with a slightly sweet maltiness. Similar to a British pale ale.
solidfunk (7877) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of caramelized malt and some florals. Cloudy brown pour with ok head and lacing. Light sweet finish with a touch of booze. Tap at Churchkey. 2015.
alteregoo (1075) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pana nieduża, gruba, szybko opada do firanki. Barwa brunatno pomarańczowa, mętna. Aromat estrowy, są brzoskwinie, gruszka, kandyzowana skórka pomarańczy, agrest, porzeczki, winogron, do tego przyprawy. W smaku półsłodkie, minimalnie kwaskowe, prym znów wiodą gruszki, kandyzowane owoce, suszone morele, głóg, wino domowe, jakieś fenole... Skojarzenia z keksem bakaliowym. Goryczka nieduża, karbidowa (acetylenek wapnia)? Wysycenie średnie, alkohol dość dobrze ukryty. W odbiorze półpełne, ale jednocześnie dość ciężkie i przez to mdłe, ciężkie do picia...
Taki keks w płynie, na dłuższą metę dość męczący...
wlf (373) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy dark red to brown with medium to big slightly offwhite head; aroma is banana, dried fruits and spices, some phenolic and alcoholic notes; taste is medium sweet, dried fruits, some toasted and roasted malt, quite spicy taste with low to medium bitter finish with spice, a lot of different things going on but everything in its right place; mouthfeel is thick creamy syrup like with average carbonation [best before end 2016]
hawthorne00 (3602) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lovely clear deep amber with a beige head. A fair bit of sediment is left in the bottle. Reserved aroma of sticky bread crusts, spiced dough. Much more assertive to taste but with much the same features. Some stewed fruit as well as sticky dough. Firm bitterness with lots of spices at the end. Before that mostly sweet with only a hint of tartness. Wasn’t in the fridge but opened up more and more in the glass, with spices softening and more flavours (sour plums, dried banana, baked quinces, licorice) emerging. After a while there’s a little warmth from the alcohol. Another interesting but entirely well-mannered beer from Fantôme - times change it seems.
Duracell (35) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle in an IPA glass. Light brown orange color with creamy head. Fruity and spicy aroma with a nice yeasty backbone. Big flavours of dark fruit, clove and pepper. Relatively sweet and slightly cloying. Full bodied. Interesting beer with a nice depth.
Meilby (11027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral, herbal, caramel, yeast and pepper. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, floral and peppber finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
thepatrickman (988) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Although this is billed as a saison, it is basically a Biere de Garde -- it’s malty, a little syrupy, and tastes a bit spiced, almost like a sweet raisin bread. A lot sweeter than most saisons, but it completely works.