tfontana (373) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2016 On tap at Cork íní Keg, Raymond, NH in tulip glass. Aroma is Belgian yeast with fruity esters. Appearance is hazy pale yellow with finger-width white foamy head that with only fair retention and mild lacing. Taste is largely as aroma with mix of sweet fruitiness and tart--definitely a champagne-like quality. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, soft carbonation and dry, tart finish--very reminiscent of champagne. Overall, a slight variation on a straight saison--not earth-shatteringly different, but enough to notice.
aldo2807 (5) - bellavista, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
sofie sabor freso toques frutales y citricos, un sabor muy agradable al paladar con toque de naranja
gustavofnd (198) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pro estilo dela é uma boa cerveja. Mas não é um estilo que me agrada. Não vale tomar novamente. Custa 40 reais no emporio Ambev.
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jeffbigD (132) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head with fruity aroma. Smooth texture with orange peel tones. Overall a nice drink.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 version on tap at the Kinsale, 12/23/15.
Gently hazy, soft gold body has a small white head that fades to cover/ring.
Citrus juice, vanilla, light earthiness and peppery notes from the yeast, followed by a good deal more malt character. Probably a bit heavy-handed in that regard. Odd plaster (not in the good way) and light, dried glue. Not much going on wild yeast-wise. Perhaps the brett character hasnít had time to emerge, which is too bad, because it could badly use some brighter, more varied, yeast notes.
In the mouth, wow has this gone downhill over the years. Where this used to be lightly sweet with soft spice character and a more delicate malt and yeast interplay, Iím left scratching my head and wondering if Iím just drinking a Hoegaarden. Granted, thereís a little bit more going on than that, but not by much. Sweet malt, with less than an impressive carbonation/texture seems to drown the spices and youíre left with citrus and pepper soaking in sugar. Light astringency and an odd vanillin character. Nothing offensive here, really, just nothing particularly interesting/good going on. Thank god Matilda hasnít taken such a downturn....(yet??)
beersorcerer (42) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle 2013 (yes I know I shouldnít keep these beers so long)
What a beer, an original American Saison that reminds me of my months in southern Belgium 3 decades ago.
And remembrance of this beer tapped at the Clybourn pub when she first surfaced.
So two years hasnít dented the aroma flavor or grandness of this simple yet exquisite offering from a brewer, despite itís present ownerís reputation, carryís many similarities to beers from "back home."
Enjoy it now or in the future, Cheers/beers!
tightslice (700) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 Christmas Eve Crispy Wings and Family Beer Tasting. Aroma is very light funk, floral spice, something fruity...maybe light grape must or apple skins. Taste is light yeasty / funky / apple juice that build up some nice floral coriander, vanilla and gets a tad bitter at the end. Better than expected!
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good farmhouse ale has the right amount of funk without being over constrixting
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MrW (488) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival.
Poured clear gold blond, white foam head.
Hoppy, orange, grapefuit, spices in the aroma.
Taste is soft, mild, grain, mango, grapefruit.
Mildly fizzy, balanced aftertaste. Leaves the hunger for more.
cattaneopapa (246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
675ml bottle from LCBO. 6.5% alc.vol. pours a clear gold colour with two finger of lasting white head. Aroma of grapefruit and some caramel. Taste matches the aroma. Citrus flavour is pronounced. Light body with lively carbonation. I donít taste the typical Belgian flavours tho. Excellent farhouse ale.