jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent brew..light tasting, but with a hell of a kick. Pours with a frothy head and has a delicious light fruity texture that just slides down the mouth
Kevin (2059) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i’ve been looking at this bottle for a while. everytime deciding to spend my 11 bucks on 2 or 3 other bottles. but after a fun filled day of driving through crap roads that had a lovely stretch of hidden ce on them to the courthouse where i was almost press ganged into signing a document i was not comfortable with i hit the beer store on my way home.; fuck it. i hope this is worth it, i need something good right now. and it is.leonard cohen turns to bill hicks as i let my music go on random and enjoy this interesting aroma. alcohol, pineapple, earthy straw and a yeasty spice and lemon arma that is delightful. a nice looking beer that is murky yellow brown with a fat lasting smoky white head. tart light sweetness with an herbal note. alcohol is apparent. fruit flavor is anywhere from pear to banana to grapefruit depending on the moment. this is making me long for an orval for some reason. dry finish that rounds this beer out well. although a bit more tart than i expected(or wanted right now), a solid beer none the less.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 Bottle. This is a really good Saison. It pours a hazy light straw color with an abundant white head. It is spicy and complex, pretty big for the style, yet very refreshing. This style is becoming one of my favorites, no doubt due to this beer and the regular Saison Dupont.
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one set me back a serious $9.75 here at my local Northcoast Coop. At this price you would expect this to be incredible. It was indeed excellent, and maybe even worth the price. Poured a rich gold color with some haze and with a big fat white head that rose up out ot the glass like a cauliflower. Rich nose of fruits like bananas and pineapple, along with apricot, spices, and hops as well. So many aromas words kind of fail me here. Very smooth mouthfeel. Flavors are rich and delightful. Slighty sour and bitter finish. Exceptional beer.
Jerre (2408) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2007
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle; 37,5 cl, ’tht’ dec 2009. Deep golden color.
Aroma= hops with firm dry malts and yeast character. Medium to full body.
Taste is sweet and dry, bitter end.
A very great excellent beer !
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop malt fruit aroma. Murky yellow colour with excellent head and lacing. Smooth malt hop flavour with fruit. Smooth palate.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kulminator, Draught. Hazy yellow blond coloured with some slight carbonation and a creamy average white head. Fruity yeasty aroma. Taste is creamy, fruity and little yeasty, very nice. Finish is bitter sweet, with some fruity hints and a slightly alcoholic yeasty touch. Very nice strong beer. Love it.
ALLOVATE (2353) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My only addition to a small tasting we had here in Perth late last year. Tasted late into the evening, about number twenty on the list.
This poured a gold tinged, deep yellow and hazy in the light. Carbonation was very fine, raising up with force to the biggest, rockiest white head I have ever seen be retained so well. It holds like the surface of the moon and laces wildly as the beer recedes. Fruity esters in abundance - sweet banana and pineapple, tart, bitter peaches and oranges, some tight lemon - this was lovely to whiff, a literal fruit punch that just keeps releasing. It is creamy in the mouth (tasted at room temperature), the carbonation tickles but doesn’t detract from its creamy, soft mouthfeel. Tight tart fruit again here, juicy but dry and quick to draw on the saliva glands. A little pineapple and banana, not as prominent as the aroma. Musty barnyard grains, some earthy, woodiness and good ol’ house yeast flavours settle in comfortably amongst the fruit. Peaks with confidence, a fruity bitter, bite on the swallow, becomes sour and dries out for the considerably long, quenching length. Alcohol - you’d be forgiven in thinking this was an N/A beer as it was not in evidence for both warmth and feel. This is Summer in a bottle, perfectly balanced, juicy but dry, bitter, tight, lovely. A great Saison!!! (75cL, BBE 07/10, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy, orangish-golden color with a white head. Aroma is of grassy tones, banana, yeast, and spices. Flavor is of banana, spices, and yeast. Has a slight alcohol warming on the end.
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Pours an attractive hazy golden orange color with large pillowy head. Aroma of grass, hops, candied fruit, citrus, and some spices. Mouth is smooth and goes down easy. This really tastes great. Candied fruit yeast, spices, and slight biscuit maltiness. Some alcohol in the finish. Big fan of this beer.