Miksu (5047) - 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 (1578) - 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 (4755) - 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.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Boutip. Thanks Phil! Pours a light hazy golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Taste is light with a spicy citrus flavor. Finishes with a dry hoppy note.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, served in my NB snifter. Hazy marigold color with a 2-3 finger head, active carbonation, and varied sediment in the bottom of the glass. Aroma is lemon, earthy and spicy hops, grainy with wheat and rye characteristics but not exactly like either one, vanilla, and yeast. Initial taste is lemon and citrus, vanilla, yeast, sharp wheat followed by some strong earthiness which is very herbal, minerally, and spicy in the same way that rye is, and reminiscent of a barnyard. The finish is lingering spiciness and mild to moderate tartness. Mouthfeel is very full. Saison’s are quicly becoming one of my favorite styles, easy to drink but with an amazing depth of flavor, and the differences betwen them are amazing.