IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is hazy golden with a lot of sediment in suspension. Aroma is bitter with some sweet fruit, malt, yeast, and some slight alcohol. Flavor is a little sour with some slight bitterness as well as sweet fruit and light malt characters. There is a good amount of spice as well in this brew. Real tasty and worth the purchase.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderful beer. Aromas and flavors will remind you of the best white beer you have ever tasted. Yeasty. creamy and just delicious This is spicey, bready, and I LOVE it. I want more!! Thanks to solan at knightly spirits for recommending this.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 [1459-20080531] 750mL bottle. Saison-esque sour old yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange grey body with a foamy medium-lasting off-white head. Sweet and yeasty spice flavour has a sour finish. Medium body. Lovely composition. (6/3/7/4/15) 3.5
[6912B-20141114] Bottle. Mild fruity yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Yeasty grainy flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beers reminds me of a summer day. Aroma of grass, dry hay, barn, spice. Tastes of hay, pepper, lemon and vanilla. A really great saison.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I want to have this beer’s babies. I’m currently basking in the glory of $14 bottles of this stuff and life is pretty bloody good. Despite its size there’s nothing too obvious about it, but there’s lemony hops, peppery yeast, vanilla ice cream malt and some gin-like alcohol warmth, though it really is ridiculously easy to drink for its size - I’d say it appears noticeably less boozy than the Moinettes. Very hoppy in an extremely low key way, if that’s possible. Everything it beautifully rounded, everything is in place, and it tastes as good as I recall it from Belgium. Love it. Even better than Saison Dupont.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from BevMo Carmel Mountain. Pour is a hazy gold with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy and tart with sweet malt, citrus, lemon, pepper, and fruit. Flavors of yeast, citrusy fruit, lemon tart, funk, and alcohol.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright hazy light orange with lovely bubbly white head. Nose is dough, yeast, slight woody sour notes, and some bitter citrus and white pepper. A little musty/dusty in a good way. Crisp, spicy finish. Lovely, lovely saison.
Plovmand (7811) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 Re-rate: On tap at Mikkeller Ølbar. Refreshing aroma of spices, light caramel, fresh fruit and light yeast. The flavour is oranges, fresh fruit, spices, light yeast and caramel.
On tap at Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Pours hazy golden with a good looking bubbly head. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Malty aroma with citrus and spices. Refreshing but not as dry as expected.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at seattle international beer festival. Pours bright slighty hazy dark orange color with small film of white fizz. Aroma is of peaches and slight yeast. Flavor very malty sweet with dry finish. Very nice balance.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Winter brew, hazy, rocky head, very good