Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
It’s very hazy, almost unclear orange-golden with a huge, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, spices, spruce, and the sweet flavor has the same notes, a little more spicy/yeast, and in the dry finish citrus (oranges and grapefruit) and peach is dominant. It’s a really nice beer. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Big thanks to tkrjukoff for this one in trade. Cheers, Timo! Pours a super hazy yellow-orange with a foamy white head. Nose is grass, citrus, lemon, and some apples, along with yeast and some green pineapple. Flavor is similar with grass, citrus pith, lemon, yeast, some white grapefruit, and green pineapple. Medium in body for a saison and super refreshing overall. gunnfryd (15294) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, citrus, coriander, earth. Flavour is hop, citrus, coriander, earth, yeast, orange. Full bodied nice beer. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
RBESG 2011 day 1... golden ... light hazy amber ... small bright white head ... golden zezty grapefruit lemon hop ... little grassy ... little soapy ... sweet lemoin ... big zezty ... big lemon peel Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 1, 2011
Hopfig-getreidiger Antrunk, der sich im Mittelteil deutlich steigert. Das sehr blumige Aroma wird dann noch süß und somit hochsüffig, erst zum Ende bitter, auch hier überwiegt aber der starke und doch weiche Hopfen. Lang anhaltender hopfiger Ausklang. Gut! 8/12/11/13/7/12
larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Huge offwhite lasting head. Hazy amber body. Tropical fruit (mango and lime) aroma with spicy grassy resiny grape notes. Dry-sweet spicy funky gooseberry taste with resiny lime notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy mouthfeel. Bitter-sweet gooseberry jam and lemongrass aftertaste with honeyish grassy notes. Really nice, and quite unusual, but a bit harsh. (0.33l bottle, Bishops Arms, Copenhagen.) mile (4052) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Light golden, hazy average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, citrus fruitiness and light spiciness (pepper, coriander), light hoppyness and yeast. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and citrus, some spiciness, light hoppyness and yeast. Finish is average to long, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, faint citrus and fruitiness, dry and sharp spiciness, some hoppyness. Nice fruity citrus aroma, flavor/finish is bit sharp and spicy, aroma/flavor not in balance.
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Rated on 15.06.2011yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2011
Aroma is rather hoppy with grapefruit and grass. Flavour has also lots of hops with grape and some belgian yeast. Not your typical saison, this can hardly be recognized to be one.
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Bottle. It pours a two-finger white head over an unclear, golden body. The aroma is citrusy and piney, with some maltyness in the back. Citrus and pine cones are the most dominant part of the flavor too, some sweet maltyness in the back, and a decent bitterness all the way. Full-bodied and smooth. Maybe not your average saison, but it’s a tasteful beer, quenching and pleasant. Rating: 6-4-7-4-14-3.5. 110826ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. It pours a creamy, off-white head, two fingers thick and with an unclear, golden-orange body. Lightly earthy and yeasty on the nose, quite orangey, piney and flowery, with a little maltyness. Some sweetness in the mouth, but quite dry, nicely carbonated and full-bodied. Fine bitterness in the flavor, pine cones and orange peel. Lasting bitterness in the end. Certainly a nice saison, but not very saison-ish if you are to use the Belgians as a reference. 111029
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Bottle @ Yngwies place, courtesy of Yngwie. :-) Big foamy white head covering a slightly hazy deep straw yellow orange. Nose is caramel, straw, saison yeast, hints of strawberry and pale malts. Nice and fruity aroma. Dry, grassy hops, strawberry, white pepper, straw and pale malts. Except for a dry start, this is a nice and very fruity saison. Me like a lot.