Rumbero (87) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2017 BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a clean straw golden hue with a lasting effervescent head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of Chamomile, ginger ale, orange zest, light Grains of Paradise, pale grain, bubblegum yeast esters and a hint of woody earthy vapours. The taste is actually only moderately spicy and fruity but you can find the pale malt and wheat along with some light bitterness on the finish. To be clear, you still can notice the ginger and G.o.P. enough but they are more an ascent than the main flavoring component. As this warms a light tartness starts to appear but nothing distracting. I actually like that. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing but I would note some chalky wheat husk notes that knocks it down a tad. Overall a good enough Saison I would drink again... if I can not find the ones I like more.
2012 22 oz Bomber
I expected to throw away this bottle, seeing that saisons are very delicate and that this is a session level abv (4.5%) beer. NOT
Appearance: deep golden with a lovely thick, frothy off white head about an inch in height. this head has excellent retention (even after minutes there’s still a quarter inch there) and nice lacing rings are observed.
Aroma: slight funk, bretty aroma is prevalent. phenolics and spices are present (something I couldn’t figure out turns out to be ginger, its subtle). no trans 2 nonenal oxidation is detected. just a light solventy thing going on in the background...
Palate: body is medium and texture very creamy which follows the look of the foam. carbonation is lively and astringency very soft. The finish is short and very dry. A good trait in a saison.
Taste: just slightly sour (not even quite tart). light wheat cereal malt flavors combine with orange and spices and mild hop bitterness. the ginger has almost disappeared. very mellow.
Overall: wow. a 4.5% almost 5 year old beer has almost no aging elements (off flavors and/or aromas)??? it’s maybe mellowed to a point where some might find it uninteresting. but its subtle funkyness and soft spices make it a very enjoyable session beer. PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
BB backlog, Tap with Joe, Pours a vibrant and hazy orange with tiny head and lacing on the glass. Aroma is subtle grain, light ginger, citrus, and spice. Has the classic belgian saison profile but a little bit spicier and sweeter. Didn’t have the fresh grass. Medium body. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with big fizzy head. Aromas of hay, yeast, & some funk. Smooth yeasty taste with a touch of grass. hayduke (5598) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Pours gold with an off-white head. Nose is earthy. Some spice. Medium body. Flavor is citrus and spices. Spicy finish. Quite good actually. Svesse (8682) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2016
(Bottle) Pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of white bread, apples, banana, lemon peel, spices (clove, coriander) and some floral aromas. Malty, fruity taste with white bread, passion-fruit, lemon peel, spices, some dough, slightly lactic flavours and a dry finish with low bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Gentle saison characteristics and some wheat flavours. Fresh and summery. Quite nice.
angel77 (3657) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el Lupulo 29..10..2015. Elaborada en 14..05..2013. (r610). Color amarillo pajizo con espuma blanca que smdesaparece al poco casi por completo. Aromas ligeramente citricos. Sabores suaves herbaceos y algo cítricos. Cuerpo ligero con algo de gas, fácil de beber. Refrescante. Finn (7836) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 12 fl. oz. på Bishops Arms, Luleå 14 Jun 15. Lys gusjegulbrun. Høyt tett skum som varer lenge. Aroma av pepper. Tynn på smak. Søtt krydder. Litt uklar siste kvelling. Mye bunnfall. jesperhammer (4825) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
10-SEP-2015, bottle @Delirum Cafe - Hoppy Loft, with Ulkløbben.
Half Price on all bottles:-)
Hazy yellow with a White head.
Yeast, spice, straw, fruit. A Little tart, quite funky. Very nice. Medium body, over carbonated.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Yeasty and funky. Not too tart. Not super crisp. Overall good beer but a little too hef like and not as crisp as I like my saisons. Rune (13184) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
355ml bottle shared with djoeye. Straw coloured body, chalk white head, lacing rings. Hay, grass and pale malty smell. Spiced fruity flavours joined by wheat, herbs and a twist of yeasty fruitiness to the ending. Easy to drink. Average summer session drink (Tromsø 27.07.2015).