andrepintado (3703) - Porto, PORTUGAL - DEC 5, 2017
Tap at catraio, Porto. Hazy gold. Thin white head. Dry body. Aroma and flavour is pepper, spices, hops, pinneapple, mango, peach. Yorker (2082) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2017
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear yellow with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, yeast, and pepper - with a dry finish. CraftBeerNick (2873) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle at mum and dads, Bonfire night, 5th November 17. Pours light, sparkling, straw colour. Aroma is apples, slight tart, yeast. Taste is sweet and some tart apples skin, only a little, yeast and barrel. I liked it not sure dad did. ABV is hidden, better than I expected. Bought at Waitrose. sephyrott (240) - - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 750ml from bottle bought at Waitrose. Sour beer, prominent apple flavour, very dry and fruity. Pale and light colour. Ascelja (1782) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2017
Rotin (1797) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2017
Tap. Hazy, golden to orange body, small white head. Aroma of white wine, apples, malts, champagne. Taate is neutral, lightly sour, tart. Yeast, flowers, apples, malts, light funky tones. Full body, medium carbonation.
Draught at BeerGeek Bar. Cloudy, gold colored. AROMA- fermented, apple, funky. FLAVOR- neutral, bitter, malty, apple, flowery, funky. Fuller bodied. dambor (839) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Pours hazy light orange with small head. Aroma: a typical saison aroma, with spices, oranges and a slight hint of funkiness. Taste: nice drinkable, with spices like white pepper appearing in the palate, at the same time nicely coupled with oranges and citrus. Alcohol dangerously well hidden. lokis333 (596) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 7, 2017
Clear gold colour with strong frothy white foam. Aromas complex of champagne, elderflowers, red apple peels and pear, with slight zinginess of lime and lemon. Palate, medium-full body with smooth texture leaving a dry finish. Taste, sweet-ish of apples, champagne and cider as well as a mix of Saison and Belgian strong ale, has a nice malty backbone and slight citrusy zingy hoppy notes as well as vanilla and banana peel. Overall, a nice fresh beer with complex aromas and a mixture of stiles into one drink, easy going for the ABV as well as for style. Do recommend. Rubin77 (2662) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 4, 2017
F: medium size, white, good retention. BierBobCat (22) - - SEP 25, 2017
C: pale blond, hazy.
A: a lot of saison spicy notes, bit brett, hay, fruity, peach, floral, cider, green banana, lemon, passion fruits, bit herbal, yeasty, grapefruit.
T: saison back bone, bit cider, spicy, grapefruits, fruity floral, dry on the palate, alcohol is well masked and more noticed retronasaly, bit brett, hay, green apples, medium to full body, low to medium carbonation, not usual concept and the result is very good balanced beer, really enjoyed, 75cl bottle from Waitrose supermarket @ Albion Way in Horsham.
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Source: Waitrose (Bottle - chilled)
Expectations: a champagne kinda cider worth the expensive price tag
Were expectations met: No
Findings: Firstly trying to open the bottle is complicated by the white plastic wax affair they sealed the bottle cap with. Thanks to a faithful Swiss Army Knife the white plastic thing was dispatched. All I can say is I have taken one sip and want to pour the lot down the kitchen sink. Its so overly complicated that it actually reminds me of my puke smell after a student night out over 20 years ago. I have taken a second sip and - well Is it a beer or a cider or a champaign? Its tastes like 'wrong'. It costs so much. It comes in a big bottle and there is so much of it left and its too gross to drink and I feel too guilty to pour it down the plug-hole - but I feel its too gross to drink. Well that will teach me - price and an eloquent description do not make a beer you will necessarily love - but hey I tried.
Would I drink this again: No way
PS: It went down the sink.