chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle poured into a belgium fishbowl glass. Nowhere on the label does it say "Colette" -- instead it says "Saison" - but it’s the exact same label as the one pictured. It has a 2009 date and has been kept cool in my cellar (not intentionally aged, just never got a chance to drink this). Pale yellow straw-colored, pretty hazy and cloudy, with a thick white head.
Floral, yeasty, bready aroma with a little lemony zest as well. Fruity, tart flavors of lemon and citrus with some peppery spice notes as well. A bit overly tart and perhaps a little off -- I’m wondering if it’s more due to the age on the beer than the beer itself. Medium bodied, very carbonated and effervescent. I’ll re-review the beer if I get a chance to have a fresh bottle, but for 2 year old Belgian, this didn’t seem to age all that well.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The high ABV saves this beer, light, spicy, decent saison. Nothing spectacular like the new saisons out there, worth a try
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very underattenuated, lots of raw sugar, oddly astringent with lots of stressed, green and phenolic yeast. I don’t understand why every brewery thinks they can brew these Belgian styles...
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short deScription of the beer, a "Bottled On" date and the abv% (7.3).
Appearance: From the pour it produces a big billowy head of white foam over a hazy golden honey colored body. The haze comes from a fine yeast sediment in the body of the beer. Some of the yeast seems to be pushed up towards the head by the aggressive carbonation. This beer looks to be full of life.
Smell: The aroma is of floral and spicy almost grassy hops with a pale base of biscuity malt.
Taste/Palate: There is a nice balance of spicy yeast with hints of fruit and biscuity maltiness. This has light sweetness that dries out for a snappy dry finish. The carbonation is lively and the palate is crisp.
Notes: Great Divide Is right on with very tasty farmhouse ale!!!
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best thing this saison had going for it was its nose. Full of all that a saison should be, yeasty and fruity and very savory. I found the palate too lively for my tastes when it comes to a saison. It lacked a sophisticated dryness. It looked pretty. I enjoy farmhouse ales very much, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this one again. It might be nice to taste on tap.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has slipped passed my rating radar until tonight. Had it a while back and was super impressed. A great seasonal style micro brewed to perfection.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly hazy, golden yellow, poured into a Duvel tulip, rocky white head, crazy lacing, very cavernous head... Mild funk, saison yeast, light fruits, bright aroma, inviting... Slightly fruity, sliightly yeasty, a little peppery... Medium body with an airy quality, lively, gets a little yeasty as it warms... I really liked this...
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle? Hazy golden pour with some white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, light floral, grassy and herbal hop tones. Flavor slightly tart, light fruit, spice and some dry hop.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky goldenrod with a large foamy off-white foamy topper, dissipating quickly and leaving a ring around the glassy. Aroma is grassy with plenty of yeast and bready malt. Fruit prevalent, but not the main focus - lemon, melon, banana and the fruit on the end display at Woodman’s. Taste of ripe fruit, bready malt, light yeast, banana and mild spices. Easy drinking and tasty, not too funky, not too sweet.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, fruity, and quite tart. Very refreshing. Very nice, bright golden color. Just the right amount of bitterness.