GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Redlight. Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Slightly astringent, fruity and yeasty. Taste is tart and has some lemon peel flavor. Pretty hoppy. Good.
Homer321 (4279) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of mcbackus. light and sugary taste in the nose. slight alcohol. light and hazy straw color, nice head with decent lacing. mouth feel is sparkling and light. A pretty kick-arse beer!
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, yeasty aromas, cinnamon, corriander, citrus. Pours cloudy gold with a thick white head. Must flavor, yeasty, apple skins, spicy yeast, corriander, grains of paradise, rich and smooth with spicy hops, grassy notes, with lot of sweet malts. Great Beer!
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2007. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, apple skins, light fruits (citrus) and spices. Flavor is quite similar, lots of yeast, apple, and spices. ’’Hot’’ and warming. Nice saison (but I prefer the regular Saison Dupont).
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2007. Aroma yeasty/doughy with citrus, grape, light pepper, some alcohol. Flavor more bready than doughy with more of the pepper, similar fruit feel to the nose. Gentle hops and somewhat less gentle alcohol in the finish. Very tasty.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
my sort of beer..... oh god this just makes me weep. lovely herbal/peachy/bready aroma with prominent barnyard. a barnyard on a promontory overlooking a peach orchard - someone is baking herb bread nearby. no sign of 9.5% alcohol - no fusels or solvent in smell at all! thrusting my nose in and breathing deeply and slowly as if i’m going to sing, i smell freshly ground black pepper on top of it. fluffy nougat apricot and peach then a long, broad and green hoppy finish that goes on and on, mingling with black pepper phenols. wahey this is the stuff. for A$15 per 5.6 standard drinks it beats most cheap plonk for bang/buck at the same time as most expensive champagne for quality.
Skinnyviking (8704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting white head. Hazy yellow body. Sweet fruity, apple pear lemon, aroma. Mild and sweet fruity flavor with no indication of the high alcohol percentage. Low carbonation and a sweet short aftertaste.
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a goldenrod yellow with significant haze and an immaculate whipped cream thick head. Aroma is of heavy, fruity yeast and pils malt. Taste is far thicker than I ever thought a saison was capable of being. Much of the thickness seems to be from hop bitterness that sticks on the palate. Not as good as the standard issue Saison Dupont.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold color with thick fluffy head. Aroma is slightly musty, yeasty, citrus and other mild fruit notes permeate the nose. Taste is spicy, fruity, and musty. Palate is slightly sweet followed by some dryness. Overall, a very well done Saison.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to TheCheeseMan for this one!
Pours a straw-yellow color with a large velvet-pillowy white head. Aroma is spicy, lemon, and yeasty. Taste is about the same, with some floral and citrus characteristics. Good stuff, but I still think the Americans do this style better. Sorry, Euros!