mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed with a ribeye and frites at small bistro in Cambridge, MA. 25.4oz offering.
This is a nice beer that opened up a bit as it warmed. It may have been stored and served too cold. Pour shows a pale golden/yellow color, fairly transparent, with a billowy snow-white head. Beautiful. Aroma was somewhat sour on first pour but evolved a bit to some light spicy hop notes that you get in this style (some describe them as earthy or hay-ish, which I would agree with). Flavor is crisp on the palate. Light malty notes and a clean, crisp, lightly-hopped finish that is very pleasant on the entire palate. Just the slightest touch of citrus, which I felt should have been more pronounced.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, thanks to ryan. Pours a pale hazy yellow. Aroma has herbs, citrus and yeast. Taste is nice and dry, with lots of yeast and a gentle bitter hop finish. Nice beer.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle has been in the cellar for two years. LIght malt, hay, dough, spruce(a little) and a bit of hops in the aroma. Also some pepper and clove. Off-white, creamy head, with excellent lacing. Body was orange and clear. Light, sweet taste with average finish. Texture was dry. Not nearly as much carbonation as what I had two years ago. This has mellowed quite a bit. As I remember, I didn’t much care for the fresh version.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
vewry good! I guess my expectations were so low for this that I was soooo pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Very golden pour with a huge creamy head. wasnt big on the grassy and sharp aroma but what a great flavor. Grapes and slight fruit and mild hops. Would be wonderful session beer. I will have this again!
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious and smooth. Alot of citrus and herbal nose. Good accompaniment to a pasta dish with shellfish.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber/golden color with a thick, fluffy white head, light effervescence and a slippery lace. The aroma is fruity, bubblegum, fresh and lightly grassy, and a little astringent. It is medium bodied, creamy, lightly sweet with some CO2. Finishes crisply and has a lingering hop bitterness that creeps up on you. A well-balanced beer with pleasant, subtle, characteristics- the best Saison I have tried to date.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 750ml bottle at a BJCP study session. Pours a golden color with some haze. Some candy like malty sweetnes in the aroma. A little grainy with some sweetness on the front end of the taste. Finishes dry with a nice spicy hop bitterness. Pretty clean finish for a belgian. Great malt character.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big Saaz aroma. Deceptively dry but with medium body. Very light flavors, only hints of spices and herbs on a french bread background. Finishes slightly herbal and cooling without bitterness.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy golden with a thick white head. Flowery, yeasty nose. A nice tart brett flavor. Went really well with the pork I ate it with.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First Biere de Garde i have had so no idea what to expect. Wonderful aroma and mouthfeel. Good head which faded soon. Noticeable alcohol. I’d get it again!