ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus , hops, malt.
Taste is hoppy almost like a champagne, a little spice, Reminds me of Christmas. Very Nice!!!!
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of yeast, pineapples, and some citrus.
Flavor has a sweet beginning with a bitter, sour ending. Tastes very yeasty with lots of citrus.
Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.
Not a bad beer, but not my style!
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage. pours a rich amber/copper with a medium white head. aroma is big sour apples, some citrus, hay. drinks dry with sour fruits and apple with a funky wet hay. finishes really dry and sour with a crisp fruit lingering. really tasty stuff
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed with blackbread and aged camembert. Clear amber red with small cream colored head with good retention. Aroma of marzipan, decomposing apples and some balsamic vinegar balanced by sweet fruitiness. Very full flavoured and tart with remarkable bitterness. Almonds and alcohol leading to a dry and warming finish. Full mouth feel and soft delightful carbonation. Very interesting and tasty ale that could use more complexity in the flavor at first, but grows on you aas you get down the bottle. Good introduction to sour ales IMO.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beers donít get that much better than this. Light aroma of oak. Taste is slightly sour, but not at all overpowering. Deliciously complex and worth keeping the whole bottle to oneself.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Saison? It tastes to me like an oak aged lambic. Almost no head with a light cognac caramel coloring. Sour nose with spice red wine notes. Avalilable at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle. Over time, Iíve learned to go into these new beers with a reserved sense of anticipation. Read into the hype, and youíre just asking to be let down. Reading about the price tag of this one made me apprehensive, so when I found it for $12, I jumped. To my surprise, the cork didnít pop with a thunder, and it didnít spill all over as other saisons and other Allagash has done. When slightly chilled, this is pretty good. Aroma is mostly horseblanket and musk, but thereís an underlying banana and breadiness that arises as it warms. The flavor and mouthfeel really take off with the temperature. In fact, I regret not letting the bottle get to room temp before indulging. The brett is first and foremost. Splendid. Dry, lip puckering and sweet, all at once. Banana, candi sugar, white grape and even a little cherry are in the flavor. This is 9.5%, you say? Normally the alcohol content comes marching through in the Allagash brews, but this is hidden nicely. Excellent job by Allagash. Iíd like to see them add this to the normal rotation. Now, time to get a few more bottles for storage.
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Maxís. Pours copper. Small head, little lacing. Funky sour, not extremely biting. Lemony. Not a typical sour, has more depth to it. Interesting offering from Allagash.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. january 07 vintage. cloudy burnt oragnge color. tight bead and fluffy pillow like head. aroma is of red wine strong and distinct. does not smell like beer at all. minimal lacing is present. musty wild yeast aroma is accompanied by some citrus. super funky like a brett saison with red wine notes intertwined. very dry on the finish with sour-ish overtones. odd odd odd. a very unique beer to say the least.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle. Nice aroma, a little bit fruity and yeasty. The color was a clear gold/yellow. The flavor was somewhat complex, there was apple and some sugars there. It was very much like a dry cider from Brittany. The mouthfeel was very light with a pleasant bitterness at the finish. This beer was very easy to drink.