TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl (BBE 12/2006)
Hazy orange, small firm off-white head. Typical saison-nose: spices, cardboard, wheat. Medium-bodied. Spicey, yeasty, wheaty. No honey found here. Dry hoppy aftertaste. Drinkable saison, but a bit too yeasty to being refreshing summer drink.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Golden orange cloudy, thick white head collapses to a smallish creamy white head. Big peppermit notes in the aroma with herbs, honey and yeast. Light lemon. Medium body and carbonation with a light oily feel in finish. Sweet flavors with notes of honey, yeast, pepper, spices and lightly sour. Overall a nice brew which I enjoyed.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight hint of honey and cloves in the aroma. Mild banana, clove and spice flavors. Low carbonation, very smooth and easy drinking. This was excellent on a hot summer day.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle. Pours gold with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and citrus. Flavor is alcohol, sweet, and citrus.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 The notes are for a 75 cl bottle, bbe Feb 07. Orange amber colour, vivid fizziness, large white frothy head. Nose of honey, hops and light esters. The taste is surprisingly dry, tarty on the fruity side, with cardboard and light bitterness which lasts into the aftertaste. Solid ’honey’ palate with good carbonation. 25 cl bottle, bbe March 2006. Hazy amber, dozens of tiny pearl necklaces, frothy white head which is not particularly stable (ap: 4) . Pleasant honey aroma with some ’animal’ (meaty) character and presence of hops (aroma: 7). Slightly sweetish and a bit peppery flavour revealing honey, rapidly growing into sharp lemony tartiness (flavour: 6). Medium bodied and spritzy on the palate (palate: 3). (Overall: 12, total score: 3.2.)
bambouchi (6) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow in color with pearly bubbles that quickly disapate. Aroma of clove(?), slight huney. The honey taste is mild and hidden. I would have liked a more pronounced flavor. This beer quickly loses flavor on the tastebuds and leaves an odd but not bad aftertaste. The initial taste is sweet but subtle, almost no middle taste at all. A decent beer but not one to buy a case of.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Hazy straw color with a quickly dead, initially fluffy white head, this saison has an aroma of flowers, mint, honey, yeasty sweetness, and a touch of alcohol. It’s medium-to-light-bodied with wheat acidity and alcohol dryness. The flavor is heavily spiced malt (although no spices are in this ale), a dash of honey, white peppers, and light fruits. Definitely a repeatable drink.
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Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A definite floral/sour honey sweetness pervades this beer. Poured a lasting soapy white head over a hazy golden-yellow body, medium mouthfeel. Wheaty malt, honey sweet, yeasty funk, with a dash of bread and pepper, nose has some pear notes as well. Finishes lightly bitter, faint sweet aftertaste. Nice to drink with some fruit, but not as nice as I’d like.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium golden, billowing head. Signature Dupont yeast aroma, whiff of hops. Moderately yeasty medium dry. Perhaps a touch lighter in body than say, Moinette. Yeasty. Good, but nowhere near the mastery of Saison Dupont.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle that blew the cork after loosening the cage. Floral, citrus aroma and a hazy golden body. Strong honey flavor mixed with some light sour notes and summery grass and citrus. Lasting aftertaste that left me wondering "what is that?"