emotv (353) - 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 (11380) - 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.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Buckeye Beer Engine: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, funky with some sour notes. Flavor, tart with some lemon, and some funk. A dry yeasty finish. Pretty solid.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Chris_o shindig. Cloudy yellow straw, thin white head. Quite acetic, sweet with alcohol present. Sherberty yeasty. Banana and something else that I couldn’t put my finger on. Quite complex. Some yeast, and some fruityness. Quite lively with some dusty sweet finish.