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
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Musty apple cider aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with an insanely giant head. Initially a slightly sweet apple cider followed by a musty, dry malt flavor. Dryness lingers nicely after swallowing. Premiere.
Quevillon (2863) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 750 ml verte foncée, bu à Brouhaha à Montreal le 18/7/08. Blonde brumeuse dorée, un peu de collet. Arome de malté épicé, herbe de provence, un peu sûrette. Goût de malte sec épicé, orge doux, légèrement houblonné avec une amèrturme agréable et elle devient sucré avec le temps. Une bonne beilege forte bien balancée!
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml cork and cage, 2007. Hazy honey color with a frothy white head. Wet hay, yeast, bread along with pineapple, grapefruit - it smells like a tube of freshly opened tennis balls a little bit. Well round saison aroma. Crisp and earthy flavor. Pleasant spicy and hoppy finish. Musty and a little cheesy, seltzer-sized bubbles. Really quite spicy. Quite good, despite this being a winter seasonal, I think it’s still a great warm weather beer.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL. Celebrating #300! This is the epitome of a golden beer. Fluffy, dense white head depending on the pour. Nose is possibly the biggest let down, a bit of tropical fruit, and other generic sweet maltiness. Body is bursting with spiciness and other festive goodness. A healthy dose of minerality is present, mostly rust, copper pipe, and possibly brass but it is somehow well integrated with the spiciness and alcohol. This was a bit of a disappointment as the #1 rated Saison and their normal Saison is one of my favorite beers. I may have to re-visit this closer to the holidays.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy deep yellow with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, pepper, grass, lemon. Taste is roughly the same with a sweetness coming through. Good stuff. I see why this is more of a winter then summer, since it is a little bit thicker then other saisons.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. God, I love this beer. I love the fact that it’s considered a saison, albeit a winter saison. Full bodied without being heavy or cloying, delicious in flavor and appearance. Straw color with a thick white foamy head. Alcohol content is well concealed. I would love to make this a daily drinker.
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Seattle International Beer Fest; Nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and light hoppiness; hazy gold with a small off-white head; flavor of slight hop bitterness and Belgian spices.
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an honey orange color with a nice fluffy bone colored head. Nose is citrus, grass, pears, yeast, and clover honey. Taste is fruity and sweet but not very complex. Extremely refreshing and there is not any tartness or funk that is characteristic of some of Dupont’s other saisons. I like it, and at 9.5% the alcohol content is a ghost.