HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear straw color with a nice creamy head and lacing. Sweet floral (gardenia) and malt nose. Sweet malt with a sharp bitterness up front and a soft spicy malt finish. Very nice beer. Thanks Doug.
marcus (5855) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hazy golden-colored ale pours with a modest white head, eliciting a mild hoppy aroma. The flavor, too, is very hoppy with a bitter, not unpleasant, finish. This brew is a bit spicy and hoppy like most saisons, but thatís where the similarity ends.
Kinz (3157) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was a bit surprised to see Iíve never tried any of the beers from this brewer. This was quite interesting and good. Medium hazy gold, decent head that faded. Faint aroma, can only describe as "Belgian." The flavor was initially a bit of a biscuit malt, with a dried aged hop bitter finish. As it warmed, actual hop flavors started to come through, notably anise on the finish. Unusual and good, described as the "hoppiest beer of Belgium," a claim I canít argue with. Thanks to CAH for giving me a "sneak preview" of this.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Saison???Comes as a surprise to me. Tastes like an IPA! Great citrus hoppiness not quite balanced by a malty backbite. Really good with spicy foods because it can stand up to very dominant spices. I enjoyed this bomber and look forward to another...but Saison???
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Bottle. Hazy golden color with a big white head. Hoppy aroma light fruity taste. medium body and a dry finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pale hazy yellow apearance, not unlike a wheat. Hoppy although slightly skunky aroma. Do I smell cookies? Somewhat yeasty flavor. Also very spicy with just a bit of bitter aftertaste. This was a quite enjoyable beer, I hope try it again and see if this bottle may have been a bit skunked.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) The hop aroma was very evident and I was surprised to find such a tame flavor behind it. This is a beer I could drink all night, but I wouldnít want to because itís pretty boring.
MiP (12987) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Citric flowery aroma. Golden colour, slightly cloudy. Very big, creamy white head. Nicely bitter flavour with a clear flowery taste to it. Long lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Quite dry. Reminds me more of an English ale than a Belgian one. Nice. 7 3 7 4 16
Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fŗ, rome. Citric hop aroma. Hazy golden colour. Small, big-bubbled white head. Very dry flavour, very clean. With good spiciness and nice bitterness. 6 3 7 3 18
Cask at GBBF08. Fruity aroma, not that hoppy. Cloudy orange colour, very small white head. The flavour starts off slightly hop citric, then turns more bitter. Ends on a bready hop note. 7 3 7 3 15
Frank (2293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely and unique Belgian ale. Golden orange with a hefty hop aroma and intense fruitiness. Sweet bodied with a full mouthfeel. Can be savored or quaffed depending on mood.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy aroma obviously living up to its hoppiest beer of belgium advertisement. The taste also satisfies with a smooth crisp flavor and subtle flavors barley and bitters. Very tiny particles with a nice massaging mouthfeel. This is a 2003 vintage and well worth a try. Very foamy and liquidy.