douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 750. Pours a cloudy orange with a large white head. A sweet lemon and citrus, rich malt. A big rich Belgian ale with pepper, smooth dry, fluffy, caramel, very sweet. Lingering bitterness.
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a creamh orange mango hue with a huge, towering offwhite head. Notes of cotton candy, dry crusty bread, candy, toasted marshmellows. Dry. Big time carbonation. Alc well hidden. Big blonde belgian strong ale. good for what it is, but not my fave style.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye at RBWG) cloudy gold-orange pour with soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of wet wood, tart cranberry and honey. Taste of cranberry, tart orange, very drinkable and well carbonated. Awesome saison.
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, Vintage 2011 (golden foil), new exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, floral/sweet and slightly bitter/spicy, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet very expensive!
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 bottle conditioned 750ml, 2011 (gold foil). billowy tall white head with lasting retention. heavy minerallic and phenolic nose of banana match sticks / sulfur and gravel / dry concrete; strongly peppery and musty with a touch of what seems to be smoked malt. the boldness and surprise is what captivates me so much. medium-full body with rich and chewy banana and candy sugar with a touch of muddled tropical fruits, and it’s surprisingly dry - not at all what I would expect from 10%. highly bitter, highly dry, medium-high acid, intensely musty. honestly quite hard to wrap my head around.
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with white head. Lemongrass, mint, coriander, pale malt aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly tart lemon flavors with honey, herbal sweetness, and coriander, clove spices in a pale malt base brew--very good
theblindshaman (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average example of a saison in the funkier style. A bit of smoke in the middle. Pours cloudy with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Almost a gusher but not quite Cloudy pale yellow color, large white head. Aroma of barnyard hay and straw. Taste is lightly spiced hay. Nice.
Steasy66 (891) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste at Papsoe’s
Hazy orange, huge lacy head. Not much nose, spicy flavor with a hint of sour, light malt, clean and crisp carb.
humlelala (1010) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(sample at Papsø’s; courtesy of yespr) Pours cloudy golden with white head and lace. Aroma is beeswax with notes of herbal hops. Oily texture, heavy carbonation with a medium body and a bitter finish. Taste is mostly bitter with a tart edge. Not my style.