MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fresh aroma. Dark amber colour with a small stable head. Good bitterness and nice hop aromatic flavour.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color; little head. Classic malt aroma of Belgian Ale, quite thin mouthfeel, even if later the malt and the caramel are more evident. Strong ending bitterness. Easy.
thebeertourist (4896) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a medium cloying head. Slightly sweet and musty, partly grassy aroma. Sweet also in flavors, but with added complexity, some acidity, but not least good bitterness. Grassy behind the caramel. Not the most interesting saison on the market in my opinion.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 (Bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of mustiness and light citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, citrus, and herbs.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour orange/copper with a one finger thick white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, and grain. Flavor is citrusy, slight banana flavor, carbonated, slight bitter undertones, and a tiny mellactic finish. Good brew, just nothing grea, easily forgetable.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours med. filtered amber with a fizzy dissipating head. Aroma is grassy with hints of almonds. The body is just thin and watery. Flavor is bland and shows signs of over-pasteurization. A pervasive metallic mineral quality is slightly covered by heavily grassy hops. The finish is very dry and slightly bitter. Very under-whelming.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A strong, white, resilient head on top of an oddly, golden amber body with bubbles rising strongly to the surface. The aroma is most closely associated to Dupont than any other saison I have consumed. Some caramel malt sweetness couples with peppery, spicy, lemony, woody, tobacco-like, leathery notes and a very noticable bourbon-like character. Somewhat flat on the palate but it expresses the character of a saison nicely. The bourbon-like flavor overrides the palate but is still pleasant enough.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber. Fizzy, soda like, off white head is gone in a flash. Musty, sour, grainy aroma with subtle roasty nuances and a touch of piney hops. Musty graininess up front followed by some crisp hops and sourness, some roastiness in the finish. Aftertaste is a kind of roasty sourness. Unique. Medium body, well carbonated. Interesting brew.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, spices, light leather and a light fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, yeast and light spices. I found the tastes to be on the watery side.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm...kind of brown gold, fairly bright, some sediment, not a lot of foam but what their is is pleasantly sticky. Brushy, herbal aroma, sort of autumnal, slight roast in the flavor with a litlle musty cellar character, spritzy and medium to light body, refreshing and satiating acid bite with nice hop and malt balance. Perhaps similar to the "true" saisons of old but I can only guess, though I was lucky enough to try the original Saison Voisin at the Kulminator in the early nineties - not a lot of similarity with this brew!