mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a hazy, yeasty, gold with a thick, frothy, well retained white head. Really nice looking. Lovely aromas, some nutmeg, cinnamon spices, coriander, a little clove, some funky citrus as well. Taste is quite spicy, kind of explodes around the sides of the mouth. Just a touch of some pepper, not much sourness. More nutmeg and cinnamon than anything. A touch of some orange citrus rounds out the flavors. Really refreshing for how spicy it is. Pretty creamy in the finish, the aftertaste is slightly bitter and funky. Fantastic.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille verte de 750 ml avec bouchon de liège, dégusté lors de la soirée "La croisée des chemins" chez Cathshlag. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes fruités et d’épices.Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1023)
Fukito (908) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, April 07. Enormous, striking, saazy hop aroma and horse saddle. Very perfumy and refreshing. Hazy golden-yellow color, very shinny with a medium, creamy, white head. Yasty, phenollic, fruity oranges flavor with comfortable earthy hop notes. Not even the slightest alcohol burn. MF is light to medium, packed with flavor and a sudden, refreshing dry end with an earthy hops aftertaste. Amazing drinkability. Exceptional, flavorfull Saison.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Strong sour aromas, funky yeast, citrus, and fruit. The flavor is like the aroma tart and very dry. Paired nicely with thai food at Thai Pastry.
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy yellow/golden color, big white lasting head. Aroma is fruity, sour, yeasty, malty and sourish with some citric notes. Malty and yeasty flavor with some spices and quite sour. Me like...
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Hazy yellow-orange with a strong white one finger cap. Aroma was a bit indistinct for me; the bottle was served a bit cold. Tartness and spice, with a hint of citrus in the background. Taste is sweet upfront with significant and pleasurable spice, a touch of warming alcohol - who would’ve guessed in a 10% saison, hah. This is tripel-like in many ways. Lemon comes through as a tart citrus component throughout the middle. Slightly bitter finish. Fine and refined carbonation, smooth, really rolls along the tongue - love that. Very solid.
JohnnyJ (4911) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle that is 1 year old. 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. I have actually enjoyed other saisons more. This one is just to alcoholic. I like this style to be light and refreshing unlike this one.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, golden with a dense, white head. Extreme aroma of yeast and diacetyl. Fairly full-bodied with sweetish malt, a distinct yeastiness, diacetyl and fruit. Way too much diacetyl. The finish is strongly alcoholic. This was just way too Belgian - in the not so hot sense. 030407
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Popped open with the loudest cork ever from a beer. Poured light with some orangish hints and a pretty big white head. Aroma of some citrus, spice-maybe some pepper, and some funkiness. Flavor was light, citrusy. Palate was incredible. Although a little alcohol was noticable this not sweet at all. I would like to have this with some chicken or turkey.
atw (2) - USA - MAR 24, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mellow fruits + spice, yeasty, cloudy amber. aromatic, balanced, and satisfying from start to finish. 9.5% alcohol was barely noticable. paired well w/ herb chicken.