Svesse (8580) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2017 ineedbeer (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has lots of nice fruity esters and phenolics. The esters are lemony citrus and pear and the phenolics are coriander, clove and light peppercorn. Aroma is a bit bready but otherwise very nice.
Pours a cloudy golden hay with a thick white head that retains some form throughout. Good lacing and small legs.
Flavor is fairly malty and bready with quite a bit of phenolics but the esters are lacking. There is a bit of a cider note and the bitterness is very sharp and kind of astringent. Nice dry phenolic finish. The bitterness is a bit too strong and overwhelms all else mid to late palate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. The astringency is moderately high and alcohol warmth is low.
Overall the aroma of this beer is deceiving. It invites you in and offers you fruit and spices but then hits you over the head with sharp hops. Tone down the bitterness and pick a different bittering hop and this would be really nice.
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(Bottle) Hazy yellow colour with big, frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with grass, apricots, white bread, hay, apples and a touch of incense. Fruity, malty taste with notes of white bread, hay, grass, apricots, apples, citrus, lemon, spicy yeast and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and quite spicy. Nice one. meccahh69lol (195) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2017
So evidently the local store sells drink-by-2014 beers in single bottles and leave them for the fools. Being fools, we thought this one looked pretty and picked it up. Oddly enough, we don’t completely hate it. Though the belgian taste is still there, it’s accompanied by an almost brett-like taste, which to some is like a sour candy and to others like urine. It is possible that there is a beer that is supposed to taste like this, but I would not choose it on purpose. Probably better when it’s not 3 years past the due date, but surprisingly drinkable despite the funky funk. bergstaden (2935) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2017
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with some spicy yeasty notes - Malt body with some spicy yeasty flavours - The malt goes into the finish with some spicy flavours and some bitterness - This was nice ordybill (1738) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is a sweet smell. The flavor has the traditional farmhouse flavor with a slight sour bite. an average saison. PhillyCraft (7114) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle with and care of Mike, pours a hazy straw gold with 2 finger white head. Aroma of bread malt, lemon peel, pepper, grass, and saison yeast. Taste was most of the same with herbs and other farmhouse notes. Finishes slightly bitter. We enjoyed this one from Victory.
drpimento (3576) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Distance from an older bottle that has been kept chilled . Appearance is a dirty Amber and a nice head of average duration. Aroma is very yeasty, almost Brett like and some caramel malt and wet grain. Flavors like nose, but seems like some oxidation has taken place. Good carbonation in that helps a lot . Still not a bad beer. allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from the Brewdog Online Shop. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of bread, spice, yeast esters, lemon. Taste is more of the same, great saison vibe all over. Dry finish. gunnfryd (14833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
KRS 090416. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, funk, yeast. Flavour is fruit, funk, yeast, citrus, floral, spices. Easy drinkable nice beer. Rune (12623) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Poured from a 650ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Rocky white head slowly fading over a next to clear golden body. Misty last pour. Spotty lacing down the glass. Farmyard and a touch of citrus on the nose. Herbal and mid-tart fruity flavours, hints of lemon, yeast and lightly dark spiced banana. Yeasty fruitiness to the ending. Drying palate. Fine bodied. Enjoying and varied saison (Tromsø 16.07.2016). Beer5000 (6455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
650 ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden with a white head. Aroma is light fruity, floral, spicy and soapy. Flavor is mild and smooth with light malt, some fruit, spicy yeast and some kind of woody dryness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Nice one.