Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a nice medium yellow color, with a moderate white head. The nose is initially a bit unpleasant, showing grainy notes mixed with an unnamed aroma. However, as the beer warms, pleasant notes of lemongrass, southern hemisphere spices, and citrus come through. The palate reveals a well-brewed and conceived saison; light spice and lemon up front, a slight malt character in the mid-palate, and a dry finish. Mouthfeel and carbonation are appropriate to style. Overall, a very enjoyable example that, perhaps as an apt indication of this enigmatic style, takes its time to reveal its true beauty.
aleksander9 (1487) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with white head. Yeasty, hay and earthy. High carbonation, sweet, dry, and light sour finish. Okay.
jasonbenali (167) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a thin white head and plenty of lacing.
Aroma is ripe banana, cloves, gooseberry and lemon, with bready malts. Taste is very sweet with some sour bitterness towards the long finish with a fizzy mouthfeel.
Definitely improved as it warmed up and an enjoyable wheat saison.
Cimbasso (868) - - FEB 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Marks & Spencer. Cloudy yellow with a foaming white head. Slightly sour citrus aromas. The taste has peach, apricot, green apple, leather and barnyard notes. Quite tart flavours with notes of preserved lemons. An interesting sour bitterness. A refreshing and complex saison. Highly drinkable.
DraftDodger (1270) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 30/1 2017. 50 cl bottle from Meny. The characteristic "Ø" in red on the label. Does not seem to be especially naked. Pours cloudy pale yellow with bubbly white head. Settles as thin creamy layer of foam. Lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has light sweetness with a little peach. But aroma is dominated by more sour fruit like gooseberry, citrus and lemon. Quite strong fizzy carbonation with slightly thick palate. Flavor is lightly sweet followed by strong tart citric sourness. Aftertaste is tart as well with some spices. Fine fresh Saison. Some would say that this should be enjoyed on a warm summer night. But what the hell. You need to remember summer whan your fighting your way through winter.
Evilkniamhel (741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours hazy lemon/gold. Nose of biscuits, lemon tart, peaches, apricots, wheatgrass. Taste is oatcakes, ginger, more summer fruits, refreshing with a dry biscuity finish.
rauchbier (3846) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Marks & Spencer. Hazy lemon gold, thin but sustained white head, good condition. Gentle tangy citrus in the nose with some earthy yeast notes and a hint of gunpowder and almond. Soft and yeasty in the mouth with a gentle lemon citrus note and a solid dry bitterness, there is a little funkiness and a suggestion of sweet malt. Finish is dry and yeasty with some barnyard notes and a little citrus but a dominant chalky bitterness lingers longest.
downender (8284) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S. Hazy gold in colour, with a decent, white, head. A yeasty beer with grainy malts, some stone fruits and a surprisingly boozy finish. Ok.
MarcinG (703) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Butelka 330ml. Zloty kolor...lekko metnawe. Piana biala,mala szybko zanika. Cytrusowy aromat z dziwna kukurydziana nuta w tle. Mala karbonacja..bardzo wodniste. Cytrusy,owoce (jablka) kwiaty trawa i miodowa slodycz. Nie przemawia do mnie..
gegwilson (3588) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Mort Subite, Altrincham. Blond with a rim of white froth. Herbal citrus aroma and taste. Peppery spice also. Nice.
mzaar (3087) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Dimmigt gul med ett vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av citron, örter, stall och gräs. Torr munkänsla.