BuckeyeSammy (567) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meaty aroma, yeast bomb. Yellow golden with a thick white fluffy head. Flavor is bananas, light fruits. Breast yeast, some zesty undertones. Alcohol present, bitter caboose. Good, but not my favorite saison.
surmont (12) - USA - APR 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer of Belgium for 2007. Rich and with the flavors of natural strong beer. Has the power of a trappist and the elegance of a flemish triple.
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden amber with nice head - taste the yeast, hops, vanilla, and fruit - very complex and enjoyable
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great when fresh......light bret aroma....very nice body and tastes...well like a saison...but more so....everything is bigger...almost like an imperial saison.....maybe that should be a new style guideline?
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 bottle. pours a clear gold until the yeast bomb drops. it’s topped with a wispy white head that sticks a little to the glass. this smells like the inside of a barn... straw, dried hay, light funk, lemon, a little yeast and pepper. the palate starts lightly caramel sweet and yeasty then gets dry and bitter. dried spices/herbs, pepper, a little funk, lemon and a bit of alcohol on the finish. yeasty fruity aftertaste. there’s something very candy like in the flavor which puts me off... a bit too sweet. (i’ll give the remaining bottles a few years to fix and this will be stellar) medium bodied with a soft mouth feel and prickly carbonation...
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Eh però che robe la migliore Dupont assaggiata; divisa in due all’Exultate per festeggiare l’esame di Storia Romana. Fantastica; ora sono stanco la descriverò l’anno prossimo.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 (3/5/08) Draught at Kulminator in Antwerp. Cloudy orange with a quickly-disappearing white head. Fruity, moderately spicy aroma with some hops and some yeast. Flavor is a bit sweetish at first, then turns spicy with a bit of yeast and towards the end joins a strong hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very good, but not great.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 ’05 Bottle: Courtesy of cmr1517, pours a murky yellow color with a medium-sized white head. Nose hints at grass, yeast, mild citrus tones, a bit of funk and cane sugar. Flavor follows suit, but in a dry sort of way. This is good stuff, but I wasn’t blown away.
jrt (62) - USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. A little darker, denser, and richer than the Veille Provision, but not necesarily better. It does have a nice softness in the mouthfeel. Less dry than the Moinette or Foret. I have found some bottles of this beer to be superlative, but lately I have only found ones that were simply decent.
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (750ml): Hazy, golden to orangey coloured; solid fruity and herbal-hoppy nose; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; lingering bitter-sweet and fruity finish with tart, but mild aftertaste. Very fine Saison.......