Ughsmash (7428) - 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 (4918) - 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 (13966) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap at dba. Deep garnet/amber colour with a thick pillowy head, lingering lace. Absolutely gorgeous looking brew. Sweet peachy aroma with a distinctive spiciness. Flavour is completely oxidized though tasting of wet cardboard and damp dog mixed with vomit. Thin body and completely bilious. Tastes absolutely terrible... it all started so well.
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This copper ale poured with a large off-white head, eliciting a musty yeast aroma. The flavor is fairly complex, but the various elements simply don’t blend very well.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a large foamy off white head that left tons of spotty lacing. aroma of Belgian spices, yeast, banana, ,various fruits, musty, some caramel maltiness. Flavor was more malty than I had expected with some various fruits, peppery, yeast, kind of lower carbonation and a bit watery.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden to bronze color with a taller off-white head. Caramel, with hints of honey, wild flowers and dry herbs. Quite thick on the palate for style. Creamy milk caramels with a touch of honey is about a deep as the flavors get in this one. Really not much more than a boring belgian amber.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber/brown, hazy, tan head, caramel, yeast, bread aroma. Flavor is semi-sweet, caramel, bread, some spice. Lightly bitter, drying finish. Decent.