floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml heavy glassed bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that laces scantily. Nose of bread, yeasts, oranges, peppers and grassy hops. Flavour is fine Belgian Saison with a smooth easy drinkability. It is thinner bodied than Saison Dupont. A commendable Aussie attempt at this difficult style.
jonno (2011) - JAPAN - DEC 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 This has all the hallmarks of a classic saison but is let down by some strange astringently bitter aromas and flavours that distract from the experience. Could be a slightly old bottle, but didn’t fully appreciate this one as i was hoping to.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After the awfulness of the Chevalier Biere de Garde I wasn’t expecting much at all from their Saison.
I was happily surprised! A hazy golden beer with a bubble white head, this Saison throws a crisp, hoppy aroma. Very much to style.
The beer itself is very refreshing, one of the most refreshing higher gravity beers I’ve ever had. Crisp, but with a good caramelly body, a little bitterness lingers which serves to entice another gulp.
This is Saison.
Davros (1484) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold with loads of fine bubbles sustaining (building) an impressive white head.
Yeasty aroma, quite bready, but also showing lots of spicy phenols and tart orange peel.
Flavours are very similar: bready yeast, lots of citrus as well as cloves. Alcohol is soft and clean, but the mild bitterness is quite sharp.
High carbonation emphasises the dry finish, while the light body makes for a very refreshing beer.
A great attempt at the style.
davidm (1777) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Interesting, but too acidic for me. Aroma is dominated by fruits, particularly apple. Flavour is sweet and acidic. It has high carbonation, and an oily texture. Dark yellow in colour, the thin head disappears quickly.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Local Taphouse, Melbourne. Pours cloudy orange with a medium white head. Great spicy/earthy aroma, citrus, lemon zest and yeast. The flavour mirrors the spiciness on the nose, citrus, banana bread and orange. Light and airy body, doughy malt and spicy finish. A great saison this is more like it.
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent example of the style. Spicey, yeasty, grassy nose with a suitably dry and tart mouthfeel. Loooked fantastic in a big tulip glass all nice and hazy with a huge rocky head. Truly wonderful.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Quality nose...sweet grass and some funky earth with a really nice yeasty background. Taste is just fantastic, tart and funky, nice crisp hop character and a really clean dry finish. I immediately wanted more. Really solid effort.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw coloured misty beer very good carbonation big frothy head aroma coriander floral orange like a perfume flavouir grape clove orange coriander lemon hop bitters strong fizzy note decent flavours at finish light acidic
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Lots on the nose - yeasty, berries, stewed plums. Musty yeast on the palate, with citrus. Then cherry tartness in the finish.