loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dirty, hazy golden color with a thick white head that eventually diminishes. The aroma was filled with hay/grass at first and later became a zesty fruitiness with some mild yeast and hops tones. The flavor was a mixture of barnyard, citrus fruits, and hops. Lively, bubbly feel with a dry finish.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This strong saison style ale pours a cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head that recedes into a lingering film on top of the beer. The aroma is fruity and slightly tart with a mild yeastiness. It has a medium body with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The flavor is slightly citrusy and mildly hoppy with a nice hoppy finish with hints of fruit and yeast. Very crisp and refreshing, the alcohol is well hidden. Very nice, it's like the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of their Saison Dupont Vieille Provision.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I guess I still have to acuire a taste for saisons, not a bad brew. Could not believe the the "life" that came out of the bottle when I opened it.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
different. Lightly musty, aroma of citrusy fruit. Yellow in color with a thick creamy head. very gritty and rough. very dry. absolutely no sign of the alcohol.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Saison. I have had a few better, but this is a very close second. Wonderful full-bodied taste with a slight bit more bitterness than usual. Very nice and original.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - APR 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from bottle on April 18, 2003 at the Suffed Sandwich
An interesting beer, it pours with a small white head and a cloudy yellow coloring. The flavor is initially acidic with a bitter finish. I enjoyed the citric flavoring which masks the 9.5% ABV very well.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mild horse nose comes from the dark murky straw body which holds one hell of a huge white head on the pour i got. bitter finish cleans up the tart start which yeilds to a grainy flavor and light alcohol notes.
bierkoning (8960) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2001: firm frothy head. Hoppy, citric aroma and flavor. Pinetree. You really can't notice the alcohol. Long hopbitter citric finish. Medium bodied and a good lacing. A delicious high quality beer.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I described this one as "sunshine clear", don't ask. Has a decent head. Smells like rotten wheat.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy straw color. Medium head. Spicy aroma. Peppery. Yeasty. Hops in the finish. Light. Extremely drinkable. Oh yeah!!