goozen (3680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cambrinus, Bruges: This Honey Ale i like it more cause there are some fruity taste too.
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious! I’m fast becoming a fan of this style. Cloudy golden body, thick persistent white head. Taste of straw, sweetness, but not exactly honey. Dry finish - very nice. My first brew from DuPont, will definitely try some more.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork reads "2004"
Pours evenly cloudy gold with a white head that receeds quickly and leaves a thick lace on the way down. Nose carries a slight tone of yeast with a slight sweet flair. Taste is superbly smooth. It says it is made with honey, but I get very little sweetness or honey flavor on the palate except on the end. Though I find as it got warmer the taste was smoother and a touch sweeter. Mouthfeel is just about where it should be I think. Highly drinkable. The more saisons I drink, the more I like the style, and this one has helped to further my appreciation.
Near the end of the bottle, I poured in ALL the sediment at the bottom to see how it would be different. I felt it was slightly sweeter and smoother than what i had drank without. Keep in mind this was also the warmest I had drank this brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy light orange, fine white head, streaks of lace,
lots of sweet spiced honey aroma with a strong mine character,
lots of sweet honey flavor, balanced by the strong spices, a touch of sharp mint,
very unique but very weird as well
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
JohnnyJ (5264) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with fairly large white head (slightly fizzy). The aroma is great. A variety of grains, malt, spice, and complex hints of honey and funk. Flavors are sweet and slightly sour. Yeasty, grain, wheat, honey, spice, lemon, and a bit of banana. Quite good, or maybe its been to long since I’ve had a saison.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tiny 25cl bottle, slightly hazy and no head, so loses a couple of points for that. The nose is quite delicate, and there is a hint of honey, nice! Surprisingly, the palate is pretty dry, I was expecting a sweetish brew but thankfully not! Remarkably refreshing, with a lingering finish. A Ronnie beer.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Slightly hazy, almost clear golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral. Flavor starts sweet and fruity (white grape and light citrus) followed by some peppery spice and a tangy, light dry finish. Medium body is smooth with champange like carbonation.
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden apperance with a rather large head. A spicy lemon filled aroma is present. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour with a strong dose of honey coming through. I also taste some lemons and apricots. Some spices present in the finish. Overall this was pretty good.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of honey, grain, mild barn yard funk, and yeast. The taste can best be described as what you would expect a honey saison to taste like. Bready/yeasty some what tart honey flavor. Decent.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy maize with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of honey, fruitiness, spice and light banana. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of honey, spice and light banana with a smooth semisweet finish.