ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden with rocky foamy white head. Aroma is really nice. It’s sweet apple with spice and yeast. Taste is good, but doesn’t live up to the aroma. For the most part it’s flowery with bitter lemon peel, but there is something funky about it that bothers me. It is almost really great.
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This saison pours a cloudy gold with a big bubbled head. Herbal and almost musty aroma. High carbonation tingles the tongue. Ripe bananas can be found in the flavor. It’s a bit more bitter than I expected.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Miguel Schroppfenstein. Apparently bottled a year ago. Lots of little floaties are visible in the bottle, suspended in liquid. Huge white head issues forth upon pouring, half beer and half head in glass. Head lingers quite a while supported no doubt by the legion of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is pleasant. A bit musty, herbal some spice. Light bodied and quite effervescent. Lightly peppery on the tongue and palate. Flavor is mild and pleasant. Herbal hops and a slight funk that makes it interesting. Restrained bitterness in the finish. Tasty Saison.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled version. Pours a hazy yellow color, almost like a witbier. Thick and fizzy white head. Peppery and cheese like aroma with a wiff of alcohol. Flavor is peppery and lemony. Rough carbonation. Enjoyable if not spectacular.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy bright ornage body with a white head. The aroma was rich caramel with pears and some dandelions. The taste had some dry grapefruit. There was also grass with some very light tea. Lots of carbonation. A solid, but not spectacular saison.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Lightly clouded golden body topped by a dense white head that laces the glass nicely. The aroma is quite lemony. Alos a good bit of yeast character, musty. The flavor is also very lemony with a big burst of alcohol in the middle. A big rough but still drinkable.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma of lemon, florals, mustiness, leather, and orange. Flavor of light citrus and spicy yeast with a dry, organic finish. Soft mouthfeel.
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ZBF2006. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Spicy aroma with some hints of citrus. Malty spicy flavor with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
jerohen (2083) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dutch Ratebeer Gathering. Hazy dark orange coloured, beautiful big white head. Citrus and spices (pepper?). Obvious Saison character. Dry finish. Nice beer, but could use some more complexity.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 6th DRG. Pineapple and pepper aroma. Cloudy, yellow, white head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, quite hoppy, pepper, citric, medium body, light dry. Quite complex and very well balanced.