j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013 Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great Saison from Heavyweight (also by way of Glenn). Light, golden body. Aroma of malt, esters, fruits, cloves, sourness. Body is thin and crisply refreshing with flavors of malt, yeast esters and sourness. The flavor isn’t as complex as the black version, but I gave it an extra palate point for being slightly more refreshing. Another win for Heavyweight Saisons.
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a lightly murky golden brown amber with a thin white head. Tangy old oxidized fruit, malt. Soft spicy musk. Definitely old at this point, tangy yeast and tart funk into the finish. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
750 mL bottle. Poured medium orangey-golden with a nice cap of beige head. The aroma picked up honey, apricot skins, and golden raisins over a bready base (more honey down there too).. floral and peppery notes on the back of the nose.. really nice! The flavor found tart lighter fruit skins throughout.. honey and broken down pale malts supported.. more fruit skins and some dry, earthy spices on the tart finish. Medium-bodied and tart as mentioned on the palate.. this showed age, but was still refreshing and engaging.. well done! bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750ml capped, thanks Ben! Pours a darker golden with light haze, toward the bottom of the bottle, herbal biscuit, honey and light lemon on the nose. Dusty and bready, light lemon tartness, honey and herbal notes come out in the flavor as well. Hints of tea. Not sure how old this is. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750 ml bottle - thanks to grownfool for the trade; slight hiss upon opening and pours clear gold with thin, foamy white head; minty malt, some oxidation, a little banana, earthy honey; smooth drinking, light fruit, dry oxidation that is a mix of mint and metallic (very minor though); dry honey and stale spelt; very yummy even with the light oxidation; dry honey and stale wheat throughout riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Nose is lightly tart lemony with hints of herbs and light spice, a touch cidery and light lactic. Hazy golden orange pour, nice frothy head. Herbal, earthy, lightly sweet and almost jammy - probably the woodruff. Lightly tart and lemony, perhaps lactic. Interesting herbal finish. Nice and enjoyable. Thanks Ben for sharing.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750, capped. Thanks ben! Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber. Loose off white head. Nose comes on almost lactic at first. But thats probably the woodruff, whatever that is. Its an unfamiliar tart berry note, almost jammy but not a jam youve had before. Creamy medium body with lively fizz. Toast, balsamic, and whatever that woodruff berry note is all over the mid palate. Tart finish. Really nice stuff. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Courtesy SoLan. This bottle had a little more than 4 years on it, and I though it held up beautifully. The pour yields a lightly hazy, dark golden body. A smooth, foamy blanket of off-white foam settles slowly to a thick rim, while a soapy wash follows, rejoining the body. The nose shows notes of soured apricots and nectarine, two of my favorite fruits, with some dried candy sugar sweetness and hints of zesty tangerine peel. Some earthy, dusty yeast notes complete the balanced aroma. Flavors again feature the sweet-tart apricot and nectarine notes, with hints of faded, dried grains and a very Fantôme-esque, wild, minty yeast profile. The palate sports a medium, balanced body, with a fine, lively, Champagne-like carbonation. Finishes semi-dry and refreshing. Very good, even at this advanced age. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
thanks to Solan for sharing this one! Definitely smells like there’s some age on it, malty, herbal, very earthy nose, with hints of spice. Pours cloudy golden with a thick white head. Lightly sour, herbal, earthy, light citrus. Not bad. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Courtesy Glouglouburp. Lightly hazy gold with plenty of white carbonation. Definitely over the hill but still pleasant. Light colored fruits, cardboard, dusty yeast, sour finish. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Thought this was one that passed me by, thanks for the trade Dany! imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
2005 750ml. bottle. Never thought I would see this again. Pour is light golden with a foamy white head. Aromas of apple juice, spice, oranges, slight moth balls, and some lemon. Flavor is light with oranges, tart apples, bubbly like champagne, and overall nice flavor. This one is easy drinking and crisp. Nice overall.