jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Excellent head, nice dark blond color. A light taste that did an amazing job masking its high alcohol content.
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Crystal clear dark gold with a towering platinum blonde head. Acres of fuzzy lace. Medium body, soft carb. Beautifully presented. Sweet grass, floral notes, caramel, and general goodness on the mid-palate. Long slightly sugary finish. Compared to the aged Moinette Blonde I just cracked, this is a bit of a piker, but I bet itís lovely in time. Iím hip to pretty much everything at the top of Dupontís line, though--these guys arenít playiní around.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, frothy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of grape, pepper, and wine. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
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 donít 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 donít expect something sour or overly earthy!
saxo (16771) - HÝjbjerg, 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
Iím sure skyway tuffs were made of dupont. They never tasted this good though. At the beer festival in Manchester, though Iíve had it before from our kid. Great aroma, great taste. Fucking belting.