DWestrick (883) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle. Pretty good saison/farmhouse. Light and crisp, good carbonation. Good beer Taboada (1721) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - DEC 26, 2017
330mml bottle as part of the Beery Christmas 2017. Tasted on the 16/12/2017 at home. Slightly hazy yellow colour with a medium to big white head, that dissipates quickly, Aroma of grains, clove, yeast and citrus. Taste is refreshing but with a strong presence of yeast, citrus and coriander. Long and dry finish. Next one please! BaroneBirra (525) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 25, 2017
0.33 bottle from advent calendar. Opaline yellow, big white head, short lasting. Slightly tart aroma, yeast, mold and lemon. Yeasty taste, sweet but with a little tarntness. Fruity esters, banana and vanilla. Some alcohol in the final. TychoJames (1650) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Flaska beery christmas 2017. Halvklar ljusgul vätska. Blommig doft med örter, aprikos och nypon. Lätt och frisk smak. Mandarin, citron, jordkällare och jäst. Lite vattnig med torr avslutning. Lätt och elegant. Geuze-light jalleduc (71) - - DEC 23, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2017 Arômes de céréales (malt et blé...). Attaque sur un goût de levure. Langueur en bouche sèche. Appréciable.
Pastis51 (3) - - DEC 21, 2017 does not count
+ Fruitée (arômes d’agrumes)
+ Peu d’amertume
+ Couleur (jaune légèrement trouble)
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UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 500ml bottle at home. Lightly hazed golden orange with a white head. Intrigued by the Champagne note, this has the sparkling texture and some of the flavors as well. Lemon, orange, yeast. Dry sparkling finish, excellent. GarageBrewer80 (820) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2017 Flaska från Beery Christmas. Disigt, gyllengul kulör med vit skumkrona. Doft av färskpressad äppelmust och vitt vin. Lätt, frisk, torr och lite pepprig munkänsla. Smak av äppelkart, vitt vin, peppar och äppelcider. DijkBier (769) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
Bottle #16 from Beery Xmas. Slightly hazy pale golden pour with small white head, that totally disappears. Aroma is malty and yeasty, bhut with a strong clear element that I couldn't directly define, but will be the combination between the fruity element of orange and the wine ageing. Taste is totally the same, mild sweet & bitter, with a soury citric and vinous element, that nearly feels brett-like. This special sense makes this beer rather unique, although it also saturates in its strong presence. Rather strong carbonation. Less dry, more body and more sour than a regular saison. Gangstergafje (1437) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2017
18-12-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, #16 of Beery Christmas 2017).
The looks of the beer are fine. Not to special, but most Saisons don't look to special. The colour of the beer is a bright yellow. The beer has a slight haziness, but it is still possible to see trough it. On top of the beer a rather thin layer of rough white, fast collapsing foam is formed. Within seconds the foam disappears, leaving nearly nothing.
The smell of the beer is that of a Saison...very barnyard like...not entirely for me. There are some hints of malts, but they are a bit covered by the other aromas. I smell some zesty hops, but loads of spicy and barnyard yeasts. It smells a little bit like zoo to me...
The taste is comparable. Some sweet malts, bitter and slightly acidic hops, with some zesty notes, but most of the flavour is filled by yeast. Barnyard and a bit tart, with a spicy profile, including some peppery notes. Not bad, but not great either.
The palate is avarage. Medium light body, a sticky and dry texture and medium high carbonation. The finis contains some zest, and spicy and tart yeasts. All in all, not my favourite beer, but definitely not a bad one. It doesn't seem to special to me.