bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, yeast, weed, herbs, and toasted bread. Flavor of grass, burnt caramel, nuts, anise, pepper, and light roastiness.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel/bread. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy/foamy near beige head. Aroma is indeed herby. Almost covering up a roast malt aspect. Med+ body. Flavor is earthy, almost coffee dirty, with a lot of yeast/spice and veggie hop. Earthy rather than barnyard - but it’s a close call. Wowser. A really dark saison? Pretty tasty stuff.
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, amber-brown with a big, creamy beige head with substantial lacing. Wonderful Belgian aroma: Some funk, some dark fruits. Smells very promising. Unfortunately, I didn’t think the flavor matched that aroma. Just seems a little muddled. Some nice plum, fig and toffee, but the bitterness comes in a little too quickly before the sweetness has a chance to spread its wings. Medium body, average carbonation. Not bad, but definitely not all it could be.
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. This beer met my expectations.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep ruby red with a thin lacing moka head. In aroma, pleasant nutmeg, molasses and licorice. In mouth, a rather nice sweet candy sugar with licorice and cardamom. Medium bodied. On tap at Empire Brewing Co., Syracuse, Oct. 25 2009.
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from j12601. Pours a brown color, with a nice tan head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with a slight funk/tartness to it. Flavor is good. Fruity, funk, caramel and a bit dry. Nice brew.
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boring Belgian, had at Clark’s Ale House in Syracuse. Very yeasty, medicinal. Dark colour.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of j12601. Thanks! Pours a dark purplish brown color with a medium very creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy with a bit of bread, spice and brown sugar. Taste is coffee, nuts, peppery spicy notes, clove, herbal hop notes. Medium bodied. A bit weird, but good.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep dark brown pour. The nose is quite intense. Some banana and spicy with a heavy intensely plasticy character. A little bit of brown malt behind a bit of toast. The yeast is really out of whack here and I do not like this at all… one of the worst attempts at saison, and that is really saying something these days.