mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of julian, pours a cloudy dark orangey brown with a voluminous white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized with metallic notes, Belgian yeast, and stale wet cardboard. Flavour of wet cardboard, cork, and other dry, construction site notes. Lively carbonation. Too bad this isn’t a bit newer as I think this would be very enjoyable fresher, but as is now, this is past its prime. Not s good.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Murky, dark caramel ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is of ripe apples and spice. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Earthy, but tart and fruity. Reminiscent of green apple cider. Tangy, watery finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for popping the top on this one!
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Milky, cloudy orangish brown appearance with a small tan head. Somewhat oxidized, bready, light fusel, somewhat spicy, dark fruity aroma. Orange, dark berry, tangy, somewhat sour, bready, light cardboard flavor. Maybe peaked a little white back but still fun.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old ass bottle. IT is big time oxidized, some minitiness and cardboard, some spices.
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
me mates thought it like a tasteless cider. Beige yellow. My mature tastebuds found it a very good yeast preparation. In the yeast peach, lemon, celery. Good with spicy veggies.
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Primarily a musty aroma with fruit tones. Orange yellow with large, quick collapsing head. Light apple juice flavor transitioning to a musty, dry flavor - very much dry wine-like. A nice drier saison.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Re-rate June 5, 2004. Very cloudy golden colour, with big fluffy head. Some bubblegum sweetness in the aroma. Subtle and reserved with a bit of licorice or anis in the background. 7/3/7/3/15
Initial rating: Feb 1, 2004 Big acidic sour aroma, notes of sour cherries? Complex notes of fruit. There is more here than I am capable of pulling out of it as my palate was dominated by the lingering acidity. Quite pleasant. medium Body. 7/3/7/3/17
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Savvy1982 at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured a very cloudy amber gold with a light brown head that lasted. Aroma was very funky with barnyard and menthol coming out. There was some nice underlying floral and sour fruit notes as well. Flavor was funky with dry tart apples the main note with some funk underlying.
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, dark red pour with off white head, aroma has notes of herbs candi sugar, apple, sour fruit, lemon, caramel and toffee, hints of dark berry and oak as well, funky and spice notes come through. Taste is a mix of dark cherry, caramel, toffee, biscuit, bready notes with some candi sugar, green apple, slight oxidation with a sour fruit, and oak middle, finishing fairly sweet but sour, lots of subtleties going on.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light orange with a white head. Soft nose of some spices, wheat, oranges, coriander. A dullness appears mid drink, but disappears into an orange peel, grapefruit and wheat flavor, with a slightly fizzy palate though a bit thin and a light sweetness throughout. Decent.