MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Sour wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Wheaty, yeasty flavour.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Fruity and spicy.
Appearance:gold good head.
Flavor:Spicy,malt.citrus and small bitterness.
eloid (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden in color with a thick creamy head that last forever. The nose is bready, like sourdough (this is the yeast)
and somewhat like pastry or Marzipan.
Medium to full body, crisp and clean, it
goes down amazingly well despite 9,5%.
A pure beauty of a beer.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Styles via Matta!!!! Thanks guys. WIld funky aroma of Brett. and farm. Something about this smell gets me going now. Hazy yellow color with a nice white head. Good lacing. Light body. Very carbonated, like vinegar and baking soda. Funky citric acid flavors. Nice!!
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Hazy orange color with a big white head. Spicy herbal lemon aroma and a sweet malty herbal taste. Medium to full body and a long sweet dry finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour with white head. Nice fresh herbal aroma. Malty flavor with hints of flowers, hoppy bitter finish.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy orangy golden color with thick white head. Aroma is grassy and herbal. Floral, herbal taste with some spice. Very, very smooth. Almost silky. Excellent beer.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 cork date, Sampled January 2005
As I pour this beer into my glass I get an aroma that is enticingly sharp, grassy and herbal all together. The beer is a lightly hazy straw gold color, it is topped by a frothy, rocky off pale white head. Ooh, the aroma is quite nice it has aromatic notes of bergamot, fresh cut hay, wild flowers, lemon zest, vanilla, and perhaps a soft woodiness. The aroma is quite smooth and almost mellow in character, though it is quite complex and intriguing.
This beer starts out smooth but then starts to pick up a sharpness in the middle, but then finishes with a lingering malty smoothness. This beer is quite tasty, it does not have the complexity of the Saison Dupont, but it is still quite tasty and much more mellow and smooth tasting. The flavors that meld together in this beer are quite nice, I get notes of lemon, pepper, ginger, a tannic woodiness, and some sharp herbal notes. This beer has a really nice flowery, almost nectar like, quality to it that is just so smooth and satisfying. It really hides its alcohol quite well. This beer is quite tasty and is really growing on me more and more as I drink it.
In the end this is just a wonderful mix of flavors, textures and aromas. This beer is quite good, and is perhaps my second favorite (after the Saison) from this incredible brewery.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It was a pleasure to try this beer on draught tonight at Toronado in San Francisco, California. Pale yellow in color with a large head of foam. The aroma is distinctly Dupont, subtle, fruity with hints of hay, glue and pear, lots of pear. The aroma isn’t very captivating quite honestly, but the taste, that is another story. Dry, with big, almost sour yeasty/farmhouse notes with big fruit flavors (pear, apple), caramel and this is awfully hoppy by the way. A very good beer. But this is far from being as magical as the 8% Blaugies beers and some of the Fantome beers.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle with many thanks to my secrent santa (JCW) for sendin it. A tremendous pop when pulling the cork signals this is going to be well-carbonated and in need of a good deal of breathing. After 15 or so minutes, I pour in to a tulip what looks to be a bubbly pale-gold liquid, with some light rusty tinges and persistent mountainous white head. Lightly hazy, with a few flecks of yeast suspended. It smells earthy, like damp hay and mold, with some rusty, lightly citric bitterness and a dry caramel nuttiness. The flavor is full and rich, with a huge yeast apparency, persistent sweetness from the honey-almond like malt, with dry caramellized sugar notes. Grain-like spicy notes abound throughout, with a pleasing, zesty mouthfeel and medium-full body. Finishes dry, nutty, yeasty with plenty of honey-wheat breaddough-like flavors and more light citrus hanging around. A good bridge between the sweeter, moldy, cheesy Pipaix and the spicy, more lean and crisp Vieille Provision, as others have noted.