beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick, bubbly, white head. Aroma of pepper, yeast and leather. Flavor of pepper and yeast with a mild sulfur presence. The body is light and the carbonation is moderate.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Mustard yellow in color. 1/2" head. Grassy, yeasty but not overpowering. Not bitter or tart. Not exceptional or noteworthy. Not getting another look from me but solid. Sampled @ BCTC 2007
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BCTC 2007. Really enjoyed Cambridges offerings here. Orangy gold color. yeasty, slightly perfumy, orange blossom. Some citrus. well done
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at BCTC 2007. Around 25% opaque orange and burnt gold body with a white head.Sweet fruity brettanomyces in the nose, with some fruity melon and yogurt yeast scents. Wet, slick, not too flavorful up front, a tad plain overall, finishing lightly sweet with a crisp bite and your basic Belgian golden ale malt/yeast/lemon/light spicy flavor.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[BCTC 07] Poured a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of flowers, earthy yeast, citrus fruits, lemongrass, toffee malts, and coriander. Taste of citrus fruits, light honey, toffee, a bit of yeastiness, with grassy hops, and a bit of lavender in the finish. Spiced, not overly so, and fortunately I don’t believe they used anise in this newest batch... I didn’t detect any, and i’m pretty sensitive to it.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Redbones. Pale amber beer, thin white head. Light corianderish spiciness in the nose over a hint of wheatiness. The yeast throws a bit of clove, and some light lemony tartness. The flavour is light and lean-bodied. A faint yeastiness over the light malts. A bit of acidity. It’s a decent enough beer, but the yeast is a bit flat.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA. Pours golden with no head (served in a pint glass). Aroma is floral and a bit spicy. Taste is a little bitter with citrus fruits and spices. Not so great.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Immediately fruity nose, juicy banana, blood orange and grape are complemented by a spice bag where coriander is of course up front and possibly anise. Rather dark gold to amber, wearing a moderate white head. Unfortunately, the hops used feel fairly soapy rather than crisp and there is some diacetyl detectable in there. Little evolution in mouth, staling out a bit. Rather thin bodied with fair carbonation. Average saison, once again, the focus is on the fruitiness and this butter/soapy tang detracts a lot from the overall enjoyment. For the Xth time, an american brewer seems to be using a yeast strain that would be more fitting to a weizen than for a saison where some assertive character is desired.. Cambridge really seems hit or miss with their seasonals.
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’un fût) au Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2005 (Cooperstown, NY). Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur blonde orangée. Large col mousseux. Faible densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Arôme: Goût d’agrumes et de clou de girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Arrière goût d’agrumes. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #227)
CapFlu (4523) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Pours a huge, non-dissipating yellow head with a golden body. Nose is buttery and floral. Not my idea of a good saison.