Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Luminous ruby/orange with mounds of off-white foam. Black pepper spice, a raw warm damp earthiness, rustic bread, a little touch of cardamom and white raisins. Really delicate palate--like sipping cloud. A light sweet soft bready malt malt that evaporates with dramatic abruptness. Some dates and a little background bitterness. A solid, interesting beer.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big off-white head. Spicy, earthy, and slightly sweet aroma. Spicy, earthy, slight lemon, slight metallic, and yeast flavor. Spicy, earthy finish with more of a metallic note that fades as the beer warms (or I drink more). Medium bodied. Drinkable.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Cloudy light brown body with a long-lasting medium off-white head. Malt profile is all-bran cereals and dry tree branches (rough chunky feeling). Plenty of yeast. Some nut flavours in tasty caramel and orange flavours. Light body, no sweetness, soft carbonation. An ok beer but in the land of the Saison this Giant is dwarfed by so many others.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Metallic-orange body with suspended pale particles and a big, loose, frothy off-white head. Smells like raw dark honey with caramelized and toasted malt. Also has a bready aroma, but minimal yeast characters overall. Prominent baking soda in the flavor with some strong graininess and an herbal finish with substantial bitterness. Very dry and light-bodied. Drinkable, but there’s not much here to grab or hold my attention.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Concordia. Deep coppery amber colored, fairly clear. Decent, whitish head fades at a moderate pace, little lacing is left behind. Aroma is lightly bitter, traces of funk perhaps. Medium bodied, which is a bit of a drawback. This seems to be a bit underattenuated. Nice malty flavor, decent funky bitterness is really pleasant. Yeast is relative present. Decent.
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, served in a PBR chalice. Poured a very slightly hazy medium amber with a dusting of white head and considerable rising carbonation. Nose was on the weak and dusty side... honey, lighter fruits, and bread were the primary players... pleasant. Flavor found dried plums, some clove and white pepper spiciness, sliced apples, and a honey base. I thought this flowed very well across the palate with a drier dusty fruit and spice finish. Not necessarily exciting, but a solid brew.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a nice foamy head and good lacing. Light and fruity nose with a touch of yeasst. Lightly dusty with orange citrus notes. Flavor is full of spice and some tones of alcohol. Bitter with caramel malts. Yeasty or bready with faint citrus qualities. Kind of a thick body that finishes sweetly of hops and wheat.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma and a pretty dry saison. Looks great. Slightly hoppy grainy finish. A nice session beer, but amzaingly dry for the style and overall.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber. Spicy, dusty, yeasty nose. Yeasty, lightly peachy, peary aroma. Hints of caramel. Chewy yeast, sweet caramel malt and dry grassy hops. Light dust. Nice one. I must have found it on a good day, and I’m okay with that.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, honey aroma. Pours amber with a white head. Sour up front, some honey, some stale hop flavor, a hint of fruit with a dry finish. Not bad, i’ve had better saisons.