Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 5.5
Small, just off-white head, dwindling over clear yellow-copper beer. Fruity nose, green/yellow sweet fruit. Bit sharp with acetic hints, almost as 'Chinese' sweet-sour with pineapple. Taste however is bitter-ish, almost metallic, even when the fruity sweetness remains present in the background. Finish is sharp-bitterish, with something (over)toasted. Sharp MF, light to medium bodied, not very carbonated, almost still. Indifferent beer, too aleatory to be called saison. And once more: WHERE is it brewed?
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5
Big yellow-cream head, dense and rather stable over hazy foxy amber beer. Bit silty, mineral nose, "hot" spices (ginger?), lavender, cake/toast, mint, cypress. Spicy, bit of human sweat, toasted malts; finish is quite dry with conifer as cypress, cedar,... Some phenolic flavours, and again some notes of lavender and simili. Light to medium bodied, good carbonation, oily-slick feel. The "gebalanceerde kruiding" from the blurb is mostly a perfumey lavender prevalence, and that is not a kind of flavourprofile that keeps one drinking avidly. Oh well.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5
Pours viscously to little or no head over muddy brown beer. Sweet, boozy, Bourbon, vanilla, raisins, double cream-sugared, cocos. Very lightly sourish, vinous, vanilla, banana. There is a light if certain bitterness, that is more spicy than hoppy. Fiery alcoholheat, even -thinning, but yet chewy and certainly oily. Medium carbonation. Certainly OK beer, but not quite what I expected.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7
Fast gone cream-coloured head over carmosine-brown beer. Nutty nose, boozy, chocolate, and generally very sweet. Dark leaves, caramel, toffee. Sweet in the mouth but not that much as feared; ashes, and then maltwhisky, lightly smoked. A bit of eggnog, and caramel, of course. Lots of restsugars. Faint smokiness into the aftertaste. Very heavy, full MF, viscous, and quite sticky. Serious alcoholburn. Hello! A strong beer doesn't need to be syrupy-sweet! Thanks to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
Obviously aged sample No head, dirty amber-brown, still beer. Very fruity nose with raisins, fruitcake, preserved cherries, prunes. Sweet, again fruity, as I prune d'Agen /I. Just a hit at acidity, and more than a boozy hint. Sweet booze, that is. Almondy, marzipan. Alcoholburn and -thinning; still very slick, burning MF. No carbonation left. Middle of the road in the series. But what do we read? German whisky barrels? GERMAN? Where do those hail from?
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 4 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 4
Gushing to fast gone head over veiled foxy-orange beer. Sweetish, almonds nose, rosewater, very light toast/roast. A bit fruity, but also fake citrus. Coriander?!! (and why no mentioning of this on the label?) Coriandersoup, 'nuff said. Sticky feel, medium bodied. Another one in the worst tradition of Belgian coriandertea. Effin hell, what ails these people? Stefaan, Kristof, really???
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 5.5 | Flavor - 5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5
Medium, dense snowwhite head over golden-orange beer. Spicy nose, somewhat sulphury malts, lightly coloured, and hints of diacetyl. Diacetyl exploding, together with DMS. almost sourish, but then again reverting to buttery-sweetish. Sticky, medium bodied, good carbonation. Meuhhh!! From De Cazeau, this? They do usually better. Thanks to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6.5
Huge cream-tan head over black beer with purplish highlights. Dry hopbales, bit dark candi sugar, ashy and of course citrussy hops. Dry-ish, seriously roasted caramel, roast, almost as if in Maillard. Hops, but almost no hoppy bitterness. The MF betrays the oats, as the nose betrays the candi sugar. OK, but I've had better BIPA's. The oats form a good addition. Thanks to Stef!