LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a clear, medium golden color with some sediment and a ring of alabaster bubbles. Aroma is of sweet malts, nice yeast, citrus, spice and outdoors. Taste is of sweet malts and subtle earthy hops, orange and spice. Light bodied and crisp with ample carbonation. Ending is malty sweet with notes of spice and alcohol.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little hazy yellow/orange colored beer, with a nice foamy white head. The aroma of fruits and grassy, sweet malts with some spices. The taste of citrus/orange with some malt and yeast. There are notes of coriander. Good balance. The aftertaste gives a warm feeling.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml: Pours a cloudy dark yellow with some floaties, aroma has oranges, pepper, spicy yeast and cobwebs. Starts and ends lightly sweet with a dry ending. Velvety mouthfeel with mellow carbonation, alcohol is well hidden.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Murky dirty blonde pour from 375ml bottle. Small, lasting white foamy head. Aroma is grassy hops, wheat and grass with some alcohol. Taste is bitter hops, grass, coriander, slightly sour, warming alcohol and dry finish. Med carbonation and thick mouthfeel. Pretty damn good, even better second time round.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with surging snow white head. Nose displays yeast spice and earthy hops. Palate is dominated by yeasty spice characters, white pepper and anise in abundance. Some earthy hop presence adds complexity. Finish is dry with significant alcohol driven spice.
Strong links to the vielle provision as expected, obvious to see that this is the winter brew. Classic!
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden straw color, thin persistent white head. Lightly spicy aroma, slight sweetness, very light white pepper aroma. Refreshing dry taste, hay, grass, smooth warm finish. Very nice.
CafeeOndineke (35) - Melle, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
37,5cl bottle, copperblond, superb head, a delicious hoppy aroma, typical Dupont, taste is dry, no hint of sugar at all, taste is the bitterness of hop, long aftertaste. Yummy! The Best Wishes to all :-)
Pompey (42) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden slightly hazed pour with a nice one-inch head in a tulip glass. Aroma is sweet wet grass wit a hint of yeast. Good body especially for a Saison. I should note that I’m not a big Saison fan, but this is a good one. Full body, light yet nice mouthfeel and a wonderful malt, citrus, yeast flavor. Very well balanced. The high alcohol is almost invisible behind the bouquet of flavors. Nice.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden with a huge head, great lacing. Aroma is of fruit, yeast. Nice sweet lightly tart taste.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly skunky but not overpowering. some spices as well. a fair amount of sediment floating in the glass as well. taste is of spices and hops. finish is a little bitter,but is still smooth.