UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 22, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale straw with a huge growing fluffy white head, excellent retention and well-defined lacing. (5/5) Aroma: lemon, wheat, crackery malt, floral, light funk. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter, light spicy funk. (6/10) Palate: light body, lively carbonation, bone dry finish. (4/5)
Dunno how old this is, but there’s a hint of funk, but no runaway infection. Lightly tart and bone dry make this easily quaffable. It’s not overly complex, but it’s a decent table Saison - assuming you have no qualms about the price, of course. (15/20) bytemesis (9005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle from 2013. Plenty of cellar aging on this one. Lets see what happened. Pours slightly hazy orange with a large creamy off-white head, that slowly dissipates leaving pretty plentiful residual and nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with floral and honey notes, some grass as well. Flavor is light plus sweet, hint of lemony tartness, honey, floral flavors. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty sweet for my tastes, which I don’t think is a product of cellaring unless there is a reverse button on yeast. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2015, Parsons Green, London in July 2015 - Hazy Yellow in colour. Good head. Good lacing. Malty; wheaty malts. Fruity; lemony citrus, slightly tart. Earthy and herbal. Hoppy; grassy hops. Mildly bitter malty fruity earthy throughout. Bitter and dry finish. Very refreshing tasty saison! (2015-07-04)
madchemist83 (272) - USA - DEC 17, 2016
Classic saison funk. Thick top, cloudy bottom. A bit of a letdown in the taste. Finishes watery with no real bite. Gotta spice things up with hot fermentation, not ripe enough but refreshing. Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
(Upright Four (#4)) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 4.5%
Pale faded orange coloured body, clear, with a tall white head on top, good density and retention.
Honey-like aroma, floral notes, some peach and apricot.
Taste is mostly sweet and malty, hints of wood and cork, floral notes, apricot.
Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels.
The_Osprey (8731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at The Tower of Beerbel, with thanks to our host, Leighton. As ’Upright Four’, 4.5%. Very pale yellow, translucent, foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is biscuity malt sugars, light apple peel. Body is light, foamy, spritzy carbonation. Taste is tangerine, straw, honey, apple with a little woodiness. Quite decent. (3.5) madmitch76 (25367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
19th September 2016Scopey (15478) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Leighton’s flat clearance. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear pale gold beer, big pale cream colour head. Fluffy malts. Woody fruits. Mild spice. Light dry finish. Fluffy woody watery nonsense.
Bottle thanks to LKS. It pours clear pale gold with thick, foamy white head. The aroma is sweet, white bread, straw, toasty grain, soapy citrus, fragrant and icing sugar. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter - sweet, white bread, lemony sherbet, very soapy, fairy liquid, straw and plenty of floral action, pear and melon with a dry, soapy finish. Medium body and high, foamy carbonation, a bit too sweet and carbonated. Fair.