bartlebier (4118) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 15, 2015
33cl bb04/2015, ta idioniedersaxonasie for this sensational saison series! Brackish deep orange pour. Fruity nose of peach compote, yeast-odorific, orange peel, fresh blossom - very dessert like. Taste and palate are yeast-driven, near-dry, fruity but not sweet with a good range of Western European orchard fruits. Old citrus peel funkiness, a buried ale somewhere underneath. AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
At Holyrood 9A. I’ve got ’East End Saison’ written in my notes, so hoping this is the same beer. I think it has the same strength, etc.
Appearance - golden with a decent lacy head.
Nose - light orangey note, then some spice.Perhaps a hoppy saison version here. There’s still the spiciness you get with the saison yeast.
Taste - lemon and pineapple, light saison spice, maybe white pepper or clove, on the end.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - there is the odd fruity IPA note but generally the saison yeast dominates in these situations and this is no exception. I like saisons but they don’t really vary hugely in experiences. mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Redchurch brewery during the London Bimble 26/04/2014. Golden coloured pour with alasting white head. Aroma is saison yeast, funk, phenols and spicy orange peel. Flavour is crisp grains, irange and lemon citrus. Tangy orange peel in the finish. Palate is medium body, grainy and spritzy carbonation. Decent minutemat (5944) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg @ The Fox, Dalston. A beautiful hazy gold saison with bright pithy lemon notes and a touch of spice. The yeast is nicely balanced against a bright sweetness whilst maintaining a decent saison mouthfeel. In all, a sharp, refreshing take on the style. Scopey (15500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Keg at Redchurch. London Bimble. It pours hazy golden with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, doughy, earth, orange, tangerine, peach, hay and barnyard. The taste is fresh, spicy, hay, candied orange peel, sherbet, good bitterness, mango and passion fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balance and depth of flavour. Nice work.
imdownthepub (15160) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Keg at Redchurch Brewery, Bethnal Green on the Hicksters Bimble. Hazed gold with white head. Fully flavoured beer, there is a distinct, fruity Belgian yeasty note, tartish fruits, some apple skin some resinous wood notes. Very pleasant beer although not really true to a farmhouse saison perhaps. jjsint (3437) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Keg at Redchurch Brewery. Golden with a nice sizeable head. Limoncello and kumquat in the aroma. The taste is a sense bomb: salty/sweet gives way to a gentle bitterness. Sweet/salty/umami finish. Really nice. Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at brewery on London Bimble Hickster Invasion day (27/04/14). Quick rate (my notes are a bit lacking for this one). Pours a dark gold with a white head. Light body, medium carbonation. Nice balance, good level of spiciness. Good. Fin (10841) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Consumed at home in the company of Loz, Craig, Stella & Kids plus Jackie & Simon 02.08.13 Big thanks to Simon & Jackie for this one. Pleasant nose with a dab of sherbert. I thought the nose was a little sweetish which certainly showed in the mouth, good beer just a bit sweet, bit clacky, nice stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6 cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Fins... Light golden yellow... Thinest white lacing... Dry zesty lemon... Over fizzy... Dry bitter lemon... Soft pepper fruits.