mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Yellow in color with a nice white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Very hoppy and malty flavor. Fruity. Citrusy. Finish is malty and hoppy. Spicey. Interesting beer. Complex. Very nice and smooth. Drinkable. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow, nice white head. Lightly fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with some nice pale malts shining through. Hoppy malty finish. And the bottle says 7.5%, not 8.5%. This is a rather subtle brew, that probably will not score well with most, but I find it rather enjoyable.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. Citrusy aroma. Taste is somewhat thin, with a small touch of spice. Carbonation feels forced and covers up any interesting flavors. Strong alcohol finish. Not very drinkable.
schuimkroaat (416) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle, bottled on 19th March 2005. Beautiful light amber appearance, both in its colour and its intransparency. Not much sparkle, snow white frothy head, composed of very big bubbles, not staying for long. Very fine and a bit thin aroma, fruity and perfumed, with hops and a touch of pepper. The taste is bone dry, with rapid development of some gentle fruity juiciness, followed by alcohol and unassertive but sharp hops which stay in the aftertaste along the warming alcohol. A nice balance in the end. Complex palate, caressing the tip of the tongue with sweetness and teasing its edges with sourness; for the rest, very prickling. Benefits from not being poured (too) cold.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Lovely golden colour, slightly hazy with a tall, thick head that never vanishes completely but laces my glass beautifully. Very dry in the mouth with a surprisingly light body and a light bitter finish. Some diacetyl. Incredibly fresh, crisp and quenching and a very typical Saison - the only one made in Flanders. 310505
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Hazy orange-yellow beer with nice creamy ivory-white froth. very fresh and aromatic nose with touches of citrus and summer flowers, also a slight vegetal accent in the nose. The taste is smooth and dry. It is refreshing and has a nice hoppy bitterness with some flower accents. Also a very lively mouthfeel that brings some extra freshness in this brew.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 Hoppy aroma. Unclear, light yellow colour. Small white head. Bitter and aromatic hoppiness. Nice bitter finish. 5 3 6 3 13
Bottle at ZBF08. Good sweet maltiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Hazy yellow colour. Good stable white head. 6 3 7 3 13
Bottle at ZBF09. Weak yeasty aroma, some coriander. Cloudy yellow colour. Nice creamy stable white head. The flavour is dusty, chalky, light malty, slightly sweet, hint of clove. 6 3 6 3 16
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Also ZBF 2005:First beer of the night so the one tasted with a clear palate. And I seem to have had a different beer to those reporting before me. Cloudy light colour with cracking, and appropriate hop chatacter. This is a tour de force of a beer from a brewery so recently opened. Fresh, spritzy, herbs remimding me of when La Chouffe used to be good. Straight up there with Moineuse and Moinette. Go and find this beer!
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Bottle Blond, clear body. Large, white, rocky head. Ok lace. Aroma if hops, flowers, citrus, grass: nicely balanced with some complexity. Moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish. Some bitterness pops up in the end. Well balanced with some (but not very much) complexity. Nice, decent saison.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
ZBF 2005. Pours a light golden, with a white head. Aroma is lightly malty, and slightly sour. Taste is yeasty, fruity, with notes of lemon.