Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 pours light amber gold with a pillow like white head and cobweb lace that seems to morph into spot lace. The aroma is banana, spicy and yeasty - not much funk. The flavor is sweet, banana, pear, peach, spicy, yeasty, some slight hops, with some minor funk. The palate is nice and rich for the style. The alcohol is nowhere to be tasted or smelled. There is a lingering sour or yeast flavor that really balances out the sweetness well. It gets ultra yeasty and spiced near the bottom - I don’t waste the yeast. Overall, well done. Great for my birthday today!
ckau (26) - north east, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick white head that disepated quickly. Golden orange in color with good sweetness. Dry to finish. Nicely carbonated,
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Hopleaf in Chicago. Nice but short lasting white head. Not as funky as I expected from a Saison. The horseblanket I was expecting was more of a horse throw pillow. I would drink this again in a heartbeat but don’t expect something sour or overly earthy!
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, fruits and yeast. Nice bitter and acidic.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/yellow color with a decent white head. Big citrus fruit, earthy aroma with dry malts. Medium body. Nice merry go round of flavors range from lightly sweet to bone dry and tart with dusty malts, herbs, an earthy mustiness, grassy hops and lemon; a pretty complex brew here. The finish here is dust bowl dry. Very good. 2177
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden in color with a thick creamy head that remains and nice lacing. The Aroma is bready, bret yeast, pear and hay. Flavor is spicy aged lemon, wheat and sweet malty spices. Medium to full body, crisp and clean. Highly carbonated, long dry finish.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m sure skyway tuffs were made of dupont. They never tasted this good though. At the beer festival in Manchester, though I’ve had it before from our kid. Great aroma, great taste. Fucking belting.
mmhnto (31) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful orange color with thick head and Belgian lace. Aroma has honey notes and citrus spice with heavy alcohol. Dry with power packed finish. This is probably one of my favorite beers of all time.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Had on tap. Really nice seasonal ale. Pours golden red. Intense floral aroma of yeast, light fruits, and aromatic hops. Has a good deal of funk, but that only serves to complement the other flavors. has a great spicy funky, bready quality to it. Very smooth. Nice finish, An excellent farmhouse ale.
robinvboyer (4118) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to mcbackus for the bottle.
cloudy golden color, nice big head that dissipats quickly, but leaves a wonderful lacing. Very aromatic, skunky, and sour, with touches of lemon, and pepper. Flavour is smooth, and almost a touch lambic like with the sourness. Wow, this is a great saison, easily the best of it’s style.