hopdog (7650) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle acquired in trade. 2007. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peels, spices, and yeast. Tastes of spices, doughy yeastiness, citrus, and straw.
egajdzis (4893) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
 Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hay, citrus fruits, coriander, ginger, toffee, and yeast. Taste of wheat malts, more ginger, and other spices (coriander), toasted dough, honey / toffee, some pepper, and a dry finish.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Skyview. 2007 vintage. Bottle #54. The beer pours to a brassy amber body with a white head and tons of spotty lacing. The aroma is spicy coriander, oranges, subtle sulfur, and tons of yeast. Lots of nice saison aromas going on. The flavor is sweet, lots of pale malts, straw, yeasts, and spicy coriander. Medium full bodied but refreshing.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed and pale gold in color with icy white cloisters stirring on top. Ragweed, pollen and sweet cream join a nose lovely laden with honey rose, white blossoms and sweet tangerine for a nice shine on the end of the nostrils. Flavor proceeds with a sweet wheat trait, emitting candied lemons, chamomile, cackled pepper and spicy apple ginger candies. Supple carbonation hugs to the sweet orange peel. Sweet cola cardamom traits ride the flavor currents with a hint of honey and sweet bread to provide the substantive backbone. Cleaved white pepper gets the finish and dries out as it should. Thanks, Bob!
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheesehead YeAH 2007, thanks Bob (Skyview): Golden hue with a fizzy head which left good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of acidic pear and apple, funky cobweb yeast, white pepper and coriander, grassy hops, roasted malt and a hint of sea salt. The taste has a nice spiced and fruit character along with dry grains and toast. Herbal and even more spice upon the finish. The best part of this beer is the tight carbonation which is sprite and very refreshing, cuts through the spice. A wonderful overall brew and a nice surprise indeed.
Ughsmash (6664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bob for bringing this one, too! 2007 bottle #54. Poured hazy medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma was lightly skunky at first, but really nice when it had the chance to breathe.. lemon zest and funky, spicy yeast came through along with dried floral notes and white pepper.. complex and spice-centric, with the initial off notes dying off completely. The flavor found tart lemon and black pepper spicage on the tip of the tongue, and the spices were even more intense at the back and through the finish (almost to a fault).. pale and bready pils-type sweetness at the core.. very good, but a touch too spicy for my liking. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate with a nice flow to it. Very glad I got to try this!
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up 22-oz bomber at the Carterís Brewing Company in Billings, Montana. Shared at Cheesehead YeHA. Pours a hazy blonde brew with a decent thick white head that has some good retention and lacing. First time Iíve seen lacing inside the bottle as well. Aroma of large yeast complex, coriander, light toasted bready malt, a touch of pepper and some orange zest. Taste is medium bodied, some upper carbonation with flavors of yeast, bready malt and enough coriander. Finish is soft, a touch of spiced yeast and a coriander aftertaste. A very good balanced saison.
MIBRomeo (2345) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
straw colored pour, nice white head. big yeasty aroma, some light pepper, corriander, orange rind, nicely spiced. Ag palate. Odd taste.. floral hops, quite spicy, over done on the corriander a bit, hints of citrus, better aas it hit room temperature became a very delicate soft beer. Pretty good.
Ernest (5605) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Multiple samples, GABF 2007.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of coriander, grains of paradise?, and pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not bad, if maybe a little overspiced. Decent balance.