JaKeAFC (1291) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2017 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml, 2013 Foret. Lightly hazed gold with a white head. With a clean pour the nose is candy sugar, Belgian pale / honey malt, dried fruit peel and herbs / potpourri. Fruity and sweet, dried pineapple / citrus, mild herbal spice, frothy carbonation, viscous medium to full body. Alcohol noticed in my head but not in the beer, thanks for that. It’s not the sort of beer I drink a lot of these days, it’s sweeter and bigger than Saison DuPont, this one is more like a tripel. The hops are juicy and oily soft black pepper, dried flowers and bright lemon. Though strongly sweet, carbonation and acid and hop bitterness cut it well, so it shines brightly without growing overbearing.
75 cl bottle, cork screw. Porter yellow color, hazed, big frothy white head. Smell is citrusy, hoppy, yeasty classic of the style. Aroma pale malts, citrusy hops, grains, earthy yeast, light sugary, grassy. Very earthy, spiced. Raw, earthy, crude yet refined, nice one. Bill Becker (1912) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jul 2008 daje (4548) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!
2007 vintage as per cork...
It pours a hazy hazy peach colour with a beautiful head of foam that take about one third of my Celebrate glass. The lacing is stick and it is awesome! Quite the beauty appearance wise.
The smell is all Saison. Lots of yeast, fruit, some clove, some pepper, and very earthy.
The taste follows through...big earthy/musky tones with nice yeasty notes, coriander, clove, a little pepper, some citrus tartness, all in a medium bodied, medium carbonated package and it finishes delightfully dry. Very tasty and very drinkable. Yeah, it's not exactly a lightweight in the abv department but still, I can't stop taking sip after sip and I'm a big fan of the style when it is done right. This one fits that bill. No pun intended. Thanks again, Alan!
Bottle at the Aaahhh...ØL!!! Julebord 2016. Hazy yellow body with a big white head. Aroma is citric with pepper, bread and funk. Taste is lightly sweet with orange and pine, spicy yeast esters, clean fruity refreshing finish. Very nice! blackisle (2850) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle 25cl. @home, poured into a trappist glass. Cloudy medium golden, small frothy white head, half-way lasting, yeast circles, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, grain, yeast, butter, toffee; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, yeast, peppery, earthy notes; dry malty and spicy finish, cardboard; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; solid yet bit harsh. kapusil (1517) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2017
0.75l bottle. Murky golden body with an enormous white head. The carbonation is extremely vigorous. Huge barnyard notes in the aroma after the first whiff followed by some bread, grass, earth, pepper, lemon zest and some floral hops. The barnyard character fades quite quickly though. Taste of honey, hay, lemon zest, pepper and grassy hops. The finish is crisp like a dry sparkling wine and bitter too. Very enjoyable beer. Like a well made strong saison.
Jultsu (1258) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2017
BBE 05/2018. Superiso tuuhea viipyvä vaahto, samea oranssinen väri, hapokas. Tuoksu viettelevän tyypillinen makea belgistrong. Suutuntuma makean hedelmäisä, salmiakkinen, kuiva, hapokas mutta pehmeä, nopea. Nautittava. gr_pa (859) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Golden, high carbonation. Fruity aroma with bit of spices. Taste with more malty notes. Not much happening, but drinkable. mutz (1126) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2017
75 cl fles gekocht in het klooster van Achel. Goudkleurig, mooie witte kraag die lang blijft.
Ruikt zoetzurig, fruitig enzo maar niet zo in mijn straatje. Smaakt idem maar met een gistige bijsmaak. Bitter zuur in de afdronk. Niet zo mijn smaak dit bier. Hopmaestro (1773) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Aroma is crisp grassy, herbal with a faint white pepper aura. Taste brings light pineapple fruityness, pears and honey. Soft and round and the alcohol is really well hidden despite the rather crisp setting for the beer. Dry in the finish with a small funk sensation as well. There’s a lot of small subtle notes flying around in this one. Excellent! adamnowek (3405) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2017
Bold golden colour with a creamy, moderately-sized head. Smells yeasty. Taste is orange, spicy yeast, and some herbs.