lightbias (453) - USA - SEP 7, 2016
Once upon a time, I tried a saison...and I fell in love. People ask me all the time...what’s your favorite style? I truly cannot choose one. Every one has its style, its fragrances, its own character. This is a brew I am not familiar with; haven’t seen any reviews, and have seen the label only a handful of times. Tonight, I have an opportunity to taste it myself. No bias here...
There is little aroma when I open the beer, only a hint of farm and some tartness in the scent; there is only enough to allow some wonder at the lack of it. The rosy, honey-hued beer cascades into the glass and a pillow of off-white foam, tinged with pink, rises almost as quickly as the liquid. The aroma is more centered now, delicately bitter, tart, with a hint of flora when agitated.
I tip the glass to my mouth and find that bitterness in the forward, the brew flowing over my tongue and flooding my senses with the pith of hibiscus and rose hips. The yeast is apparent now, adding a lightweight funk to the flavor. The dry finish leaves your mouth begging for more, if for no other reason than to complete the circle. The beauty of this...the fruits, the yeast, the medium body and the light carbonation; it all flows so well together, beginning with a tartness that lightly assaults my mouth, and finishing with the need for another sip.
Definitely a brew I would suggest to anyone who enjoys a saison. Definitely a brew you should keep sipping until the aroma culminates to the flavor. Believe me; even if you are unimpressed at the start, when the bottle is gone, you will hate the fact that it’s over. travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. The look is cloudy, Amber orange in color. Off white head. The smell fruits, florals, tart, hibsucus, good. The taste is tart, tangy, fruit, flowers, nuanced. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
750 mL bottle. Hazy amber red with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of peach skin, tart, light citrus, white wine, florals and light funk. Taste is tart, peaches, apricot, funk, grain, and white wine with a mild floral taste and a medium dry finish. Camons (12438) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2016
Draught @ Mig & Ølsnedkeren, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy dark burnt orange with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, light sour, sweet fruit, light spicy, rose hips, hibiscus. Flavor is light sweet, malt, light spicy, fruit, rose hips, hibiscus. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. 220816 omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Keg at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Cloudy amber, rich head. Mild lactic citric nose with some lillies. Light malt sweetness masked by citric tartness. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Mellow bready malt, floral and lightly perfumy. Low bitterness. Quite subtle.
llkc (2340) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
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Sample outside Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, while waiting for the Blåbaer-release 160730. Cloudy golden/orange beer with a rich off-white head. Floral orange aroma, hibiscus, tart notes, hay, tiny perfume. Floral flavor, hibiscus, spicy, hay, herbal notes, some spices. Quite nice. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a murky orange color with a light orange head. Hibiscus nose. Heavy rose hips flavor slightly medicinal. Light mouthfeel strong carbonation. onceblind (9628) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 Murky rose-colored copper with a thin bone white cap of foam. Big earthy and tart berries on the nose with a stern barrel tartness and wild semisweet red berry juiciness. Lovely smooth flavor that’s not too tart, while still being a little funky and red-berry-juicy. Slightly Woody but mostly red juicy and just a little tart.
ZacM612 (716) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Hazy reddish copper color with foamy pinkish head. Citrusy, floral aroma. Tart, wild ale flavor.