Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy dark orange color. A frothy, light tan head settles to a thin film, leaving flares of lacing behind. Aromas include candy sugar, honey, cream, and candied orange peel. Coriander lends spiciness, with sweet, bready yeast completing the nose. Flavors showed the same elements, with the addition of a welcomed floral hop kick. The bitterness of the hops lends much needed balance, countering the sweetness of the creamy candy sugar. Medium-plus body, moderate carbonation, highly drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden. Overall, this is a very enjoyable and sufficiently complex beer. It’s a worthy homage to Pauwel Kwak.
guzzler67 (1473) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, puffy, off white head atop the hazy, amber/orange body left good lacing. Yeasty, sweet, candi sugar aroma mingles with soft fruit. Sweet and spicy flavors interact nicely in the taste. Medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a smooth, slightly herbal, long lasting finish.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with an intensely carbonated head that nearly explodes out of the glass and creates a pillowy froth. The aroma has a bit of yeast, lemon, and spice. Very flavorful with some breadiness, a bit of citrus, some pepper, and a hint of lemon rind in the finish. The body is light and playful in the mouth. Goes down very easily.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @Hoboken#1-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus, herb/spice, barn, light malt, yeast. Taste is citrus, herb/spice-pepper, barn, light malt, yeast. OK effervescence.
treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a lot of aroma to speak of. Pours copper in color w/a slight, fizzy head. There’s initially a sharp taste, followed by caramel-y, malt-y through the middle. It has a surprisingly thick mouthfeel. Very fresh, but nothing I can sense to distinguish it as a saison.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a hazy gold with a big white head. Aroma, pepper, spices, yeasty and bready notes. Flavor, yeasty, spices, pepper, floral hops. Not bad.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAY 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
light copper with a large fluffy beige head, it has citrusy aroma with hint of spice and candy sugar. sweet and fruity flavor, the finish is pleasant.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy dark straw/orangy colored with 3-fingers of head that reappears with every repour. Nose is spicy yeast, bready malt, citrus, rock sugar. Tastes citric, with some sweet honey and apricot notes, some dry florals, spicy yeast, and rock sugary malt. Very smooth and velvety on the tongue. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this again.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Hazy honey-colored pour with a strong white head. Sweet nose with mainly honey, banana and some diacetyl character. Smooth carbonation with a sweet flavor. Lots of honeyish notes and mild over ripened fruits. The finish has a very light spice hint. A bit too sweet overall, but not bad.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewer’s Art’s latest bottling, "Le Canard", an ode to Kwak.
After disgorgement of a very toyt cork, a quick upswell of eager froth heads for the exit. With a quick slant of a tulip glass at the ready, a carefull pour unloads a massive three-inch head of eggshell.
Wowza. A sight to behold in a Duvel glass.
The rocky, whipped seafoam took a full five minutes to begin to fall. A cone of dense froth stood tall as the sides relinquished their grip. A rare display of extreme lacework. Ripped sheets and foam-ropes.
Aromatics lead off with a blast of peach skins, orange zest, citrus-laden bubblegum, and cracked coriander.
Extremely fresh and lively, and it reminds me of the first whiff of LaChouffe that blew me away, long ago.
Creamy and light mouthfeel. Quite soft and somewhat pillowy. The carbonation delivers plenty of liveliness.
Orange marmalade, fresh peaches, Indian coriander, and grassy overtones start the pallet. Hints of blossom honey, white pepper,
candied cloves, and zesty hops follow through.
Bitterness is firm and balancing, with residuals quite tame for a Belgian.
Alcohol is warming only as it finishes, along with lingering citrus zests, and tropical essence.
This beer blows away Kwak. Well crafted and pretty dry for the style.
Hard to find any faults in this one, but I suppose some time in a Brett-laden Chardonnay barrel (or Gerwertz), would put it over the top.
Big thanks to my buddy Mike for hooking me up..Proper.