bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy orange with a whispy white head and lots of little carbination bubbles, aroma is fully of sweet honey, wheat and yeast, taste is dry and slightly sweet, a slight fizzyness to the mouthfeel. I’m having this with x-mas dinner and it looks like we made a good choice. A very good saison.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia da 25cl all’Exultate, abbinata ad un buon piatto di pastasciutta (penne) coi funghi. Versa torbida ambrata con scarsa schiuma; corpo importante ma non appiccicoso come la Bloemen per direne una, il miele č tradito piů dal sapore che dall’aroma un po’ vago seppure dolcissimo. Buona, ma in effetti non ne avrei bevuto un altro bicchiere!
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked bottle. Hazy gold with a persistent and substantial frothy white head that leaves good lace. Definite honey based aroma with some floral character, toasty grain, citrus, and even some light clove perhaps. LIght to medium body with lively effervescence, very clean mouthfeel. Sweet honey flavor up fornt, followed quickly by a a mild acidity and sourness, and a dry finish.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caged and corked. Very bright golden orange with a taying fizzle of tight foam topping. Very tart aroma -- flowery and sweet. The drink is quite cloying, glazed with a thick slice of honey and an extremely dry finish. (#3202, 11/14/2007)
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sweet nose, bubble gum and cotton candy. Intensely active carbonation and sediment. It’s like a party in the glass. Golden with a huge frothy white head. Very tasty, candysweet but balanced, some alcohol presence. A thick vinuous body that thins out a bit at the end.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intensely carbonated with a soapy head that doesn’t end. Spicy nose. Peppery, light, honey sweet. Syrupy, palate. The honey only seeps in behind the flavors, and during the finish. Upfront taste was spice, grains, light fruits. Dry finish with a hint of honey.
snargles (23) - wouldntyouliketoknow, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sensational! a delicious belgian with a smooth sweetness and honey flavor...there’s also a strange flavor i cant determine that gives it an almost charcoal or "oily" taste,yeah it’s odd,but works extremely well,truly unique
jhwarfield (125) - USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Slanted Door. Pours golden with substantial white head. Slight sweetness on the tongue. Gentle hops.
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007)
Cloudy orange, small head. Sweet malty and nutty aroma, no honey detected. Rich woody and nutty taste, again no honey as such. Very pleasant.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at SouthBay drugs. This was a true Belgian saison with real spicy yeast and just a minor touch of honey. Actually, both in the aroma and flavor it wasn’t very apparent of the honey but at least the yeast made up for it as a spiced and strong presence.