schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle, bbe 2007. Crystal clear amber, moderately sparkling, fine white head. Sweetish pie-like aroma with some hops. A basically very neutral flavour, slightly sweetish - (brown) sugary - , with sharp hops and very noticeable pepper towards the end. Just a faint fruitiness. A bit powdery on the palate, leaving also the impression of a thin oily coating on the tongue.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized white colored head of foamy finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a carbonated hazy brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was malty with mild fruit and bread notes. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a malty aftertaste. The flavor contained smooth malty bready notes.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour with a medium head,aroma is of yeast and wood,
taste is of bread,yeast and malt with a dry sweet finish.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, caramel sunset beneath a fluffy, white head. A subtle, slightly hoppy aroma with an underlying current of malt sweetness. Toasted, almost smoky malts in the nose join sticky toffee and grassy, mildly piney hops. The body is sharp and crisp, with tiny bubbles tickling the tongue for the duration. The flavors are pretty good, but not outstanding. I like balance, but this seems a bit muddled. Some sweet oranges, white pepper, mangos, dry biscuits and varied earthy notes. The finish is quick and fairly simple. Not a bad beer, but not one that really grabs you and forces your attention.
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one-finger white head that fades quickly leaving little lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nose is spicy, starts sweet on the sweet side maybe raisins, finishes smooth - with a good mix of hops and malt, not dry. 330ml bottle for $2.80 from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber tint. Aroma shows some complex elements such as fruit esters (raspberry?) but is dominated by yeast. This beer has lively carbonation but still under average for the style. The elements are blended together better on the palate by the malt for a sensation tangy and soapy on the tongue but not quite astringent. Flavors seem to alternate, e.g. one sip is yeasty, the next malty, the next fruity. Finish is hoppy. An average saison; overall a nice beer.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Strange smelling and tasting beer. Quite complex I couldn’t tell which aroma and flavors where there. Fruits, herbal, malty, caramel, black berries, stuff like that. Although many flavors where there I didn’t really like the beer.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Soapy and acidic. Earthy yeast with a bit of pepper spice and grass. Malt astringent on the palate. Some citric acid and lemon zest. Off flavored lingering finish.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle...Clear brownish color, not much head, but a small layer does persist with sparse lacing...Malty nose with earth & dried autumn leaves, a bit of pepperiness too...Malt, bitter, somewhat astringent??? no, mineral water...and a peppery kick...just not much to speak of here...doesn’t grab hold of me like the better saisons do, but I don’t really find it disagreable...just plain.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with great clarity, topped with a full white head that develops a nice lace about the glass. The aroma had some earthy nuttiness to it. Faint scent of citrus, orange peel, maybe coriander. Taste is warm and clean with a little reminiscence of a wheat beer. Some pepperiness in the taste with very little hop presence. Finish is clean with no aftertaste.