explosivedog (661) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Aroma is... saison. There’s spice, a little wood and some hay. There’s some sherbet in the taste, carried home by that spice and wood. Average saison.
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great saison. It smells great. It tastes spicy and is a typical saison with a slight sherbet finish.
Samtzu (303) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a golden red with no head. Sweet nose with malt notes lingering. Medium body with sweet notes showing through again. Theres a distinct flavour but I cannot put my finger on what it is.
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUL 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Orangish copper color with a small white head. The aroma has slight farmhouse notes, but not much, banana, stone fruit, lemon, bread dough. Flavor is faintly Belgian and yeasty, fruity, mildly sweet. Medium-bodied with a nice feel to it. Overall decent.
nilsas (3858) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (5126) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
23.04.2016, 0,65l bottle shared at local tasting:
Small slightly fizzy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dried fruits, sugar, yeast, grass, flowers, light malts, banana. Taste is mild floral, weeds, grass, harsh yeast, flowers, hay, sugar, bark, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Boring.
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is red fruits, apricot, raisins, citrus and hints of cinnamon, vanilla and straw. Taste is apricot, red fruits, mild citrus, black tea and hints of brown sugar and grains. Medium body, watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Not really a saison IMO, nor a farmhouse. Hard to define, really, and rather boring all in all.
Hop_Hedonist (528) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Saison isn’t my thing but... As usual GP has over-delivered on flavour despite the 5% abv - a lovely drink.
larsga (7404) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Threatens to gush, but in the end never carries through on the threat. Medium white head doesn’t last. Clear brown body. Fruity sherbet aroma with floral resiny notes. Dry-sweet earthy resiny taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity earthy aftertaste with funky resiny notes. Nice, drinkable, not that remarkable. (0.65l bottle, from wine monopoly, Storo.)
Davros (2993) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Aroma of earthy farmhouse yeast, grassy hops and bready malt.
Flavours include some cereal-like grainy malt, a bit more of the grassy/spicy hops and then finishes very dry.
Carbonation seems very excessive.