tiggmtl (4514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is lightly sour with an orange and peach-like fruitiness. Fairly clear orange-copper coloured with generous off-white head that recedes to nicely cover. Tart short flavour with lasting bitterness. Effervescent carbonation prickles the tongue but medium body still feels somehow still. Bottle. Thanks, Martin!
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Very nice amber-orange color with plenty of head and floating yeast. Quite dry, sour and fruity aroma. Dry, yeasty, fruity flavor with balanced hopping. Medium-bodied, sourish palate with well-balanced carbonation. A very nice and refreshing saison.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange hops stuck in earthy yeast clouds...Evasive, resinous hop bitterness hangs on to bread crumbs for survival but alas the dusty dominance of the yeast renders an unrefined personality to those flavors...The rather thick mouthfeel is not that pleasant due to the supremacy of the yeast and everything thus comes out muddled...Definitely different from the saisons of Dupont, Fantôme, Blaugies, etc. but not in a good way as far as I’m concerned...
Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber hue with a bit too shy of an off-white head. Aroma is of course rather yeasty, hoppier than most and with a nice and original almond touch. Mild butter haunts the bready, peachy and orangey malt which is stuck in a fight against the power-hunting grassy hops. The initial taste is quite fruity (oranges), but swiftly, a buttery and bready hay aspect seems to take over until the hops conclude it all, a little too fast from my point of view and with a fair bit of astringency. Medium bodied, a bit too still. A bit under average belgian ale, but it’s always pleasant to try a new one.
dirkbreedveld (286) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice stable amber colored beer, with soft tones of yeasts, malts and bitters. Well balanced.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet, duvel-like yeast, flowery and hoppy. Cloudy, orange coloured with a lasting, thin, white head. Yeasty taste with a floral hoppy middle and a hopbitter finish. Palate is thin. Not one of the most impressive saisons..
caesar (3941) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy yellow color, short frothy lasting head. Aroma is flowery, hoppy, yeast. Dry hopbitter taste, bit weak. Bit watery palate.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy amber-orange colour, the initial head quickly reduces to a thin irregular foam, citrusy and grapefruit aroma, medium-bodied, unpleasant tartness, some metallic notes, slightly sour, dry peppery and metallic finish
bierkoning (8947) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color, cloudy. Creamy head, peppery aroma. Strong peppery hoppy flavor. Very long bitter aftertaste. I can still remember the old Saison Voisin from Voisin in Flobecq a bit. The beer is somewhat different but shares the peppery hoppiness. Good beer!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too bad. Quite a bity of peppery alcohol, especially considering its only 5%, quite citusy (orange peel?), with a salty, bitter-ish finish, i found it quite dry.