NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Hop Leaf, 2005: Hazy blond pour, fluffy head. Aromas of candi sugar, grassy hops, and yeast. Much sweeter on the tounge than the nose woudl initially have you believe. Sweet with intresting spice and yeasty notes. Intresting, but a bit too sweet for me.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2002 750 ml bottle. Pours light tangerine with a lasting fluffy head. Nice tart, earthy aromas abound. Taste is crisp and refreshing with pepper, earth, leather and tart. Smooth and light, this stuff masks the 9.5% real well. Addictive.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, greedily drunk all alone...near-white whipped-cream tops a translucent, pale gold and shiny body...gorgeous mix of vanilla and sharp herbs (tarragon, rosemary, coriander), lemon-orange and a bit of oak...luscious, full mouthfeel, herbal pungency mixes exquisitely with the sweet vanilla-orange Creamsicle dessert...alcohol only vaguely present at the back end, and its muted and warming...a liqueur-like saison for the few cold nights left to us, or to bring in Spring like a true lion!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer disembarks the 750ml cork and caged green bottle a shining gold with a prodigious creamy bright white head that lingers for quite sometime, and the lace forms a thick and clinging blanket upon the glass. Nose has a tangy spiciness, over ripe fruit, seemed to be a mix of bananas and pineapples, crisp and clean, hints of clove also noticed, maybe even a bit of fusel alcohol, a complex one at any rate, start is sweet and the grain profile noticeable, the top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is caustic, hops are pleasantly spicy, vinous, devastatingly dry and the aftertaste welds itself to your palate, and the 9.5 percent ABV warmed my tummy noticeably, a great beer for a Sunday afternoon.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
4/17/05: Bottle, 2004 vintage
Thick , rocky head which clings to the glass, leaving an XL amount of lace. Golden sunshine body with chunks. Aroma of cheese, fruit, clove and yeast. Flavors of cheese, yeast and slightly spicy. Dry finish.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 bottle. hazy yellow gold color, nice fluffy white head with medium last. yeasty/musty/funky aroma. slightly cheesy and tangy too. very high caronation, dryish and very fruity/tangy flavor. kind of dry aftertaste. thanks jimmack04!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good Saison. Some what tart, herb, and earthy flavor. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry. Thanks Jimmack04.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head that is well retained. Aroma is somewhat similar to a Flemish Sour, but less sour and more spicy, with some orange zest and yeastiness. Flavor is fruity and a bit sour, but as it warms the alcohol emerges. Some apple, honey, banana and pepper flavors. I keep a couple of bottles cellared for holiday meals.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hay blonde looking beer with a huge white foamy head with great retention. Aroma is dominated by the floral yeast with some good strong malt also present. Yeast is very noticeable as you start sipping this beer and malt mix with spices also become more apparent as you drink. Funky aspect is quite present thought not as much as the Veille Saison Dupont. Still very enjoyable and alcohol is not detectable.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden colour with huge white head. Strong aroma, spicey, citrus and alcohol. Taste is has tastes of fruits, yeasts, spices and alcohol. Bitter but crisp, a nice drink overall and makes you want more.