kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Lucky Baldwins, Pasadina
hazy yellow, whispy white head, sweet spicy malt aroma, light malt flavor followed by a nice wave of spices, good sweetness followed by a dry bitter finish, good ying yang complexity, warming
Words: Brick Store Pub
opaque light orange, big frothy cream colored head, drippy lace,
slightly sweet spicy aroma,
big spicy flavor, nice hop character,
Words: Brick Store Pub
sweet fruity and spicy aroma with a nice orange citrus character,
big yeasty base with lots of sweet citrus flavor and a nice balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 37,5. Dark golden almost amber color, with big nice white head. Aromas hops, vanille, yeasts. A wonderful, hoppy tripel ! Perfect. The body is full. Great taste but complex alcoholic, yeast, hops, bitter, fruity ...
Once of the finest beers I’ve ever had.
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Delirium cafe at Brusells, Golden colour and with a golden touch on lips, Great scent on room what a beer. Something must be magical. Great flavour, great beer.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear warm golden yellow with a rocky white head, softening with time, thinning gradually. Sweet malt backbone with some spice, cinnamon, lemony pepper (hops?), a bit soapy. I can slightly smell the christmas. Low carbonation, a bit viscous and creamy. Sweet,with bittery lemony peppery hops. A bit soapy, a bit creamy, a sharp little bit of alcoholic acidity. Herbal, alcoholic finish, lingering bitterness. A bit too sweet, a bit too spicy.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous whipped cream head and a very aromatic character which leaps up from the snifter. Intriguing notes of powdered wasabi, grains of paradise, cardamom, white pepper and a bit of anise seed. Also of note is the famed Dupont house yeast strain which offers another layer of complexity with interesting esters and a solid earthiness. Fruity with some slight citrus. Alcohol level has a slight hint of fusel, but for the style and the level – nothing to be alarmed about. Typically I like my Saisons more subtle and this certainly packs more of a pop, but still retains the refreshing character, crisp spiced notes and balanced complexity that make this a hallmark of its class.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 750, about a year old at this point. Still very fresh and pert in its flavors, with a big golden body and huge head/lacing. The winter spices intended to differentiate this from the standard Dupont saison are verrrrry subtle - a hint of cardamom, some vanilla, a very faint sour apple. Basically it’s a fine and distinct saison that’s as good during this brutal heat as it is during the winter. Kudos!
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Cloudy yellow with a small white head.
Complex aroma with herbs (rosemary and sage), orange peel, mango and grassy hops.
Dry bready malt flavur with spices and hops, and some pumpkin-like nuttiness. Fruity notes of peach and pineapple. Very herbal and quite bitter finish.
Did I mention complex? Make sure you get a bottle to yourself to fully appreciate it!
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Ah what a nice bottle. Soft, effervescent mouthfeel is delightful. Big, hoppy and dry. Tastes better and better with every sip and proves itself as an exceptional brew.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Chris_O’s Shindig; Aug. 2007: Clody body, lemony, slightly grassy aroma; some dusty yeast; fruity pear notes; slight bodied; slightly astringent finish; dry. Good.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Chris_o shindig. Very pale gold, nice white airy foam cap. Peppermint, golden raisin, a bit of leather and acid. A fresh and intreiging aroma.. Delicate fresh fruit esters--unbelievably delicate for the strength. Just a bit of menthol in the finish. Really impressive beer.