CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 37.5cl bottle: Brilliant, crisp gold color with white, lareg-bubbled head that doesn’t stay around too long. First aroma is of skunk but it quickly blows away leading to a nice earthy and musty cellar aroma wit cork and vinous characters. Slight rubber or band-aid but not to an off-putting degree. When this lively liquid hits the mouth and flows over the tongue, you feel that the beer is going to be slightly sweet, but this is kicked out of your mind with a nice bitter twang. Some pineapple, citrus, pepper, bitter orange peel, and a sharp raw wheat, followed by a little malt and a lightly metallic sourness. A very nice dry warm weather beer!
diabel (1678) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Blond, yellow body. Off-white rocky to frothy head. Aroma of oranges, hops, flowers, ... Soft, well balanced aroma. Moderately, lightly bitter flavour: very nice with a pleasant feel. Well balanced flavour! Nice saison.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.375 bottle. Golden color with creamy head and lots of floating particles. Sweetish, perfumy, honeyish, peppery and clovey aroma with cork and tropical fruits in the background. Dryer flavor with woody, grainy, peppery, herbal, nutty, oily and orangey notes. Dry, peppery and woody finish. Truly artisanal and original beer!
jzzbassman (1560) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 Bottle. Beautiful hazy pour with a big head that took me the better part of 10 minutes to pour 2 glasses. Aroma is very yeasty, doughy, and smells faintly of orange peel. The yeast is really upfront, with a champagne like dry finish, peppery in the middle.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a very large long lasting rocky white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast, cereal grains, and light citrus. Taste is the same as aroma but more pronounced. Medium thin mouthfeel that finishes very dry and slightly spicy. Very good.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, 6%ABV, Saison brewed with spelt. Very, very heady. aroma of lemon pledge and bready yeastiness flavors. Very balanced, medium dryness.
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a pillowy white head.
Smell: Lightly grainy, floral, citrusy aroma Equally light, soft yeastiness.
Taste: Bright, tart lemon flavor with very little sweetness. Hint of hay. Light spiciness. Finishes dry and crisp with a mild herbaceousness to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Hmm. Maybe spelt has the inside track for comeback grain of the year!
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/19/05. 750ml. Belgianshop. Golden with massive rocky white head. Nice hoppy cirussy spice aroma. spicey taste. Sharp and tart with some funk. A little thin. still missing something.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 08/26/2006
Source: Tasting, Fest of 26
Appearance: opens with a bang, opaque yellow, drippy lace, big bright white head,
Aroma: aroma of light spice and horse blanket funk,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: nice spiced flavor, light bitterness, lots of complex character
light spicy malt flavor, lots of funk melds well with the spicy character,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Front Door in Boise: Pours a hazy yellow color, nice thick white head and plenty of lacing. The nose is floral with skunky light hops and plenty of yeasty esters, some thick leather and citrus notes. Complex flavor along with a bright dry mouthfeel and a yeasty note. The finish is nice and balanced, dry, pleasant. Excellent traditional saison, lacking intensity and overall umami but good everywhere else.