MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
75cl bottle from The Belgian Belly. Initial impression is OH MY GOD this is over carbed. Great aroma. Smells and tastes like this sample is reasonably aged but there is no way to tell from the bottle but it was covered in dust and very old looking. Very creamy and fruity. Rather nutty too, peanut butter maybe. Very bitty finish. Pretty tasty overall.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
burnt red/organish amber appearance with large frothy white head...aroma od fruits, spices, citrus hops, and heavy in CHERRY...flavor is very spicey, and has hints of grain, stone, pine needles, cloves, and some lemon...nice palate
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-red body with much suspended sediment, medium tan head. Floral, sweet, petaly aroma, with sweet breads and caramel. Sharp, somewhat tart body, earthy, toasty, and caramely, big on the yeast esters. Spicy. A bit tea-llike, with appropriate bitterness to balance the breads and caramels. No real sweetness. Herbal, balanced, and tasty.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An orange pour with a fat white head. It smells and tastes just like most other saisons. Itís a little less warming than I expected. The taste goes away quickly though.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilahís, Chicago, IL. 2001 vintage. Hazy amber ale having no discernable head and carbonation. No discernable aroma. Thin bodied that starts with light sweet malt and sour flavors. Finishes dry with sour malt aftertaste. Thin, watery, and sour tasting to boot, this is beer sure tough to drink. Bad bottle perhaps? As this is a 4 year old vintage beer, I will probably will need to resample in the future.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Deeper amber color, cloudy, fuller sized beige head, very long lasting and pillowy. Pleasant aroma of cheese, some lighter funk, lighter fruit, quite yeasty and herbal. Flavor is also pretty herbal with some funkiness, yeast, citrus. Really nice components but altogether a touch mild. Medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation, but itís very soft and it has a tiny bit of acidity. This is a solid beer and if the flavors were fleshed out a bit more it would be mind blowing.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stale, sour aroma that I found a little off-putting. Decent tartness with some apple cider notes, honey and floral as well. Very spritzy and light on the palette. Likeable enough!
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body that is a little cloudy. An extraordinary amount of bubbling activity from the etching in my tulip. The head is large and light off white. The smell is a litel overwhelming with delcious honey, hay and some funky dried apples. This is a great smelling beer. The taste reminds me of waffles without any thing on top. There is also a dry hay note with some light dandelions. it gets a little sweeter as you drink. A nice saison that hits with a high abv punch that you cannot detect at all.
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small amber head. Aromas of ginger, straw and barnyard. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of straw, horseblanket and a hint of apple with a dry finish.
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber beer with lots of particles. Big, white head. The aroma is yeasty, musty and tart at the same time with some cheese notes. Sweet and sour, lots of fruitiness. A very original spiciness, moving towards a bitter finish. Fizzy, medium body. A complex and quite original brew, may need a couple of tastings before becoming oneís favourite, though.