mickmac (488) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2017 Rosslew (320) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very spicy with vinegar aroma. Taste of lemon. Does give impression of Belgian tripple. Has a sour taste but not unpleasant. Bit bubbly on the tongue. Need to let settle in the glass. Good after dinner beer.
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Bottle. Pours with a big dense white head over a clear gold body. Spicy, with a mild funk finish. On the bitter side of balanced. A nice interpretation of the style. Hop_Hedonist (625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2017
Tap at Refuge - beautiful floral fruity saison - enough funk/sour to be sessionalable and not overpowering - damn fine ale. craftyrocker (72) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 3/9/9/4/18.
375mL green white wine bottle. Thick glass walls with fancy label art. $4 from Boozebud, BB April 2018. My first non-raspberry saison.
Appearance: Clear orange with lots of white sediment. Dissapitating white head leaving a broken film and bubbly ring. Laces well.
Aroma: Champagne grape and indistinct citrus. A little funky. Sweet. Reflects the taste well.
Taste: Funk from the Belgian yeast and a soft sour note (nice). Fruity hops/esters (citrusy but indistinct). Sweet perceived initial taste but finishes dry. Breadish malts in the background for balance. Low bitterness. Soft and clean aftertaste (a drawback).
Palate: Medium carbonation, suits the style. Creamy texture but slightly thin body.
Overall: Complex but easy drinking and refreshing. Exceptional beer. One of highest rated.
7/Oct/17 Update: Had another from the same batch and it was just as incredible. Best saison I have had. The price since rose to over $9 on Boozebud.
NZJoe (39) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Very clear, golden colour with quickly dissipating head. Has a fantastic aroma of herbal hops and barnyard funk. Taste is very refreshing, nicely hoppy with that characteristic belgian yeast flavour. Minimal sweetness. Bitterness doesnt really linger much. The main problem I have with this beer is the thin body. It is nice but just doest really compare to any of the good Belgian Saisons - but, hey, kudos for having a crack at something other than an IPA in the AU craft beer scene. Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2017
Cloudy, muddled Amber. No head, low carbonation. Barnyard, cedar, citrus and grass. Funky and musky. Sour with some sweetness and not bitter at all. Interesting, more a wild ale than a saison to me. Faint mandarin as described.
DeliriumT (543) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours deep amber with a good layer of head which quickly dissipates. Aroma of orange peel, coriander seeds, paradise seeds and lemon. Beautifully balanced and complex flavour. This yeast is phenomenal.
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Orange copper colour. Big bubbles and bubble gum and tart tight malts and the flat flat style of a saison. Very nice. Oakes (18456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Slightly hazy and a bit tan. Not much head. The aroma is a bit funky, touch of brett. Bit tart, but again some dirty funk. Just not clean enough. Their stuff is usually better. beerplace (1923) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
375ml bottle at Matt’s. Pours a hazy blond with a white head. Aroma and taste are hoppy, slightly flowery, some mead and bread notes. Hoppy bitterness, flowery aftertste. Good one. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s, batch LS230088, bb July 2016
Hazy blond color. Penetrating aroma, a lot of strong honey (eucalyptus, linden), and some spicy yeast, perfumy candlewax; original. Too much carbonation, probably too much bottle refermentation, and the mouthfeel is very dry; spicy character, strong, and woody final.
A bit chaotic, but interesting.