Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Yellow / orange color, large white head. Decent smell, nice taste, good carbonation and medium body. Better then expected, feared it would be winey but itís more like a tripel.
FatPhil (13629) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 750ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007) (5:2:7:3:14=3.1)
hazy rich yellow, thin to no head. light sweet malt and spicy aroma. quite lively in the mouth. a good sweet malty body, but a wickedly peppery hoppiness quickly comes over. A tad alcoholic.
Rerate: 375ml bottle (Schrammi Keller, Tartu) (7:4:6:3:13=3.3)
Totally massive aroma - itís belgian tripel exploding all over the place, the glass cannot contain it at all, has the perfumey aspects of a tripel, but thereís a lovely saisony aspect, a spicey sharpness, too - thatís the Dupont terroire which makes their saisons so good. Taste initially has quite an alcoholic kick, but after a few sips that just fades away. Itís a lovely back-to-its-roots belgian ale, has a nice perfumey grain and noble hop component, but the saisony grunge is there too. Finish just has a light white pepperiness to it, to accompany the sweet grains. Shame about the alcohol, itís in that Le Trappe territory, it could be called a quad at this boost.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle. Poured hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy spicy fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium blalanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.
Ratman197 (13100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a large, lasting white head. Aromas of apple, pineapple, yeast and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of light fruit and a hint of spice with a dry, bittersweet finish.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. moderate malty and heavy hoppy and yeasty aroma. Citrus and hay notes. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. excellent saison.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle): Hazy golden with quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, perfumy, orange peel, light floral, light coriander, yeasty. Taste is flavorful, orange, spicy (coriander). Finishes with moderately sweet alcohol light burn.warming. Soft mouthfeel. Very tripelesque.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold beer with a nice thick white head. Spiced up yeasty aroma with belgian style-hops. Dance of malts and hops and orange peels with bitter hops. nice lacool warmth and delightful body. Wants to stay in my mouth. Merci a MT.
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Cloudy yellow with a small white head.
Complex aroma with herbs (rosemary and sage), orange peel, mango and grassy hops.
Dry bready malt flavur with spices and hops, and some pumpkin-like nuttiness. Fruity notes of peach and pineapple. Very herbal and quite bitter finish.
Did I mention complex? Make sure you get a bottle to yourself to fully appreciate it!
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow color with a beautiful frothy white head. Has a good complexity of malt, citrus, and spice. Very nice.
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2001: firm frothy head. Hoppy, citric aroma and flavor. Pinetree. You really can't notice the alcohol. Long hopbitter citric finish. Medium bodied and a good lacing. A delicious high quality beer.