DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 23, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My wife is not much of a beer drinker, but when I poured this into my saison glass she said, "now that is a good looking beer." Perfect white fluffy head that lasts, so much subtle, repeat subtle yeasty, hoppy, carbonated taste in each sip - one of my favorites.
SanfordBrewer (1343) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(br-btl wh-lbl, "French Country Ale", 9 months old, 750ml, $10, 6.4%)
lct-gl, moldy-wh-hd, patchy-lace, med-eff, med-full-body, ^co2(small bubbles, good)
aroma: bright §skunky §funky §sweet §white-wine,
T1 bright sweet-fruity
T2 nutty-§bready-malt lcrc/ans co2 §good-funk §barnyard
T3 short §sweet §diacytl/nutty
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Armoa: bread & floral, mild; Appearance: golden - orange, beautiful; Taste: excellent! Palate: medium, creamy, average carb; one of my favorite beers ever
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This would be one of my absolute all time favorite beers.. if not just for the aroma of it when properly aged. Nothing else smells quite like it, best I can say is like a flowery cork. This stuff drinks VERY easy and tastes delicious on a hot day. And I don’t know what they put in it, but it feels like its a hell of a lot stronger than 6.4% alcohol. Quality brew can be deceiving like that. Anyway, if you have the good fortune to come across this brew-by all means try it.
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!
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely mindblowing. This brew was everything a corked beer should be. Complex with floral notes, grassy qualities and a solid light malt underpinning, yet emminently balanced and drinkable. Very soft silky mouthfeel made it easy to put away. A session beer at 5.9%. Beautiful deep clear golden yellow with a thick rocky white, she was a looker as well. Near perfect.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy, musty, peppery, citrus-lemon and a candy-like sweetness in the nose with some hay-like, herbal hop notes. Hazy yellow-gold coloured body is topped by pillowy white head that recedes to generous and lasting cover with some lacing. Musty yet sweet flavour with a light spiciness, a woody character and a hint of barnyard in the dry and tart finish. Sweetness returns in the long-lasting aftertaste. Very malty but very well-attenuated with fair carbonation and medium body. I can’t help but think this must be under-rated as I am loving it! Bottle (Winooski Beverage Warehouse Nov. 2004 - Bottled on 15-Sep-2004).
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.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like the biere de garde style. Drinking it makes me feel like it is summer even though it is February and cold. This is a very good example of the style, it is like a lager or pilsener but a little different. Extra malty and yeasty, and highly carbonated. This beer is extremely refreshing and very well made.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with a small creamy, fizzly head with no lacing. It had a sweet apple, light fruit aroma, there was also some carbonation in the aroma. Had a somewhat old taste, slight carbonation, mild apple, spice dry finish.