JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 vintage. Bottle shared by beastiefan2k (I think). Pale golden pour with a thick, pillowy white head. The nose is lovely. Soft light sweetness and a touch of soft yeasty spiciness. Fairly citric and lemony with a touch of light oxidized malts that give it a bit more cobwebby rusticity. Funky and tart with lemon peel, grass/hay and a touch of brett cologne-like character. There is even a light touch of mintiness on the back. Excellent balance. A tasty, refreshing, quaffable brew.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep yellow pour, fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty, medicinal, malt. Flavor has wheat, banana, clove, light pepper and a light dry finish. Ok.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mondial 2005. Good cork explosion. Incredible amount of foam in initial pour, that the sever poured off just foam for Olivier. Creamy smooth, creamy finish. Yeasty, fruity. Unknown spices, woodiness
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cork marked 086/47704. Pours with a very pale yellow body with a fluffy white head. Aroma has light skunk and grass followed by lemon, flowers, vanilla, green pepper kernels, wormwood, anise and orange peel. Taste is lemon, citrus tartness, hay and a lightly spicy-herbal finish. Citrus soda like. Tingly bubbles and dry mouthfeel.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, hazy gold. Slight white head. Strangely behaving yeast (floats!). Herbal nose, and aroma of (Belgian) vegetable deepfrying oil. Yeasty, malt, grain. Overly bitter taste – dandelion-flavour, definitely, “bitter salad”, not hoppy. Malty underbuild. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Fiery bitter from main taste is medium longlasting, no new aftertaste. Dany P. has used dandelion (pissenlit) often in his beers. I’m not a fan of this addition, and I’m afraid it shows in the rating. A “Saison” of 8% ABV, indeed!
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste of corn and flour tortillas hits me really hard up front. Aroma of cannibas and vegetables... primarily cabbage. Light and slightly thin, it had a huge, bright bubbly feel to it, with some flavors of ginger and bread. Have to be honest and say that I don't care for the vegetable flavor... not my thing. Thanks to Mike for sharing this.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inveterate minty vertebrates over wise spicy hop vivacity...Palatial hay harboring grapefruit acidity, abbatial green apple peels shadowing basil leaves...An accomplishment of soft amorousness and sagacious abundance...
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured hazy dark golden in color, with a huge fluffy white head. The head never eroded, and caused numerous repours. The aroma was spicy and citris, with some hops and funky malts as well. The flavor was floral and spicy up front, with hopcit, multiple fruity, and barnyardy elements at mid-palate. Medium and very carbonated on the palate. Another winner from Fantome.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy caramel colour with a fluffy white head. Brown sugar and spice in the aroma. Slightest hint of tartness in the background.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange brown with a puffy tan head. Barnyard aroma with some subtle malty notes. Body is semi-tart, with good thickness and bready qualities. The finish is dry and earthy. Overall, a good example of the style and quite drinkable.