Eructoblaster (3475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Hazy blond body with a thin white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with herbal, flowery, and honeyish notes. Texture is soft (very low carbonation) and taste is dominated by hoppy and herbal flavors. Leaves a good bitter/sour aftertaste. Enjoyable Saison.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very hazy yellow/orange with a small white. Aroma of sweet and sour citrus fruits, spices, and white wine qualities. Flavor follows with nice fruity sweetness taste up front, nice lemon like bitterness in the body which carries into a dry white wine like finish. Alcohol is evident, but I don’t think that’s really ever a bad thing unless it’s too strong or throws off the balance of the beer. Palate is medium, bitter and dry, again like a glass of wine. Glad I was able to find this in NJ. Unique and enjoyable.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy yellow colour with a white head. Malty, light fruity sweet aroma with a spicy and herbal note. Fresh citric flavor with a fruity and spicy note. Light dry finish.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Immy for this one. C&C 750. Pours a hazy orange with bubbly tan head. Nose is sour, tart, fruity, and a mild nuttiness. Flavor is sour, wild yeast with a tart finish. Medium palate. Not easily recognizable as a Saison.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and capped 750. Cloudy golden yellow with an off white head. Sour nose, spicy, some honey. Flavor is hoppier than expected, citrusy, lemony, spicy. Nice dry finish - loved this one!
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was a little nervous when I opened this- had kind of an old Corona smell to it. But, the off-smell was gone quickly, and what was left was a really good beer. First time for me with the saison style- very much enjoyed this one. Flavors ’danced’ on my tongue- lots of fruit going on here without being too sweet. Would definately have again.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep golden color with a lively head producing a billowy bright white head. Spicy yeast aroma with some mustiness and lemon. Very musty flavor that overpowers in the beginning turning into a lemon spicy flavor by the end of the beer. Some alcohol present throughout. This is definitely a unique beer, but it doesn’t really catch me as something that I’ll be craving.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a fizzy, medium sized white head. The aroma is fantastic, spicy, cloves, yeasty, banana, fruity. Taste of pear, apple, yeasty, not as much as I would’ve expected from the aroma. Some spice comes in at the end. Medium body, carbonated. Slighty dry and spicy finish. Very good.
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have you ever opened a bottle of beer and then realized you’re too tired to drink it? This is what happened with this one. Kind of wasted this, as I didn’t even finish it. I will have to rate again sometime. I didn’t find it to be as complex as I thought it was going to be. From what I understand, this beer is actually different depending on the season. No idea which season I was drinking. Huge white head to the point of being annoying. Tiny haze with a spicy nose. Had slight taste of lemon-lime Gatorade with a little sweet malt and spice. Alcohol was masked well.
drfabulous (5217) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really interesting taste...not exactly like other saisons. Fruity. Not real sweet. Little sour mixed in. For weeks I eyed the row of Fantomes at the store, and when I finally decided to buy one, all that was left was the saison. Not at all disappointed.