donatien (14) - USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the best belgian beer of the moment. Seems it’s brewed with american’s hops, that show that a good brewer is never closed to new experiments. The dryness and bitterness are amazings.
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle was leaking a deciliter in my baggage, so I have to open it without letting it rest a few days
It pours a cloudy deep blond color, with little head but nice lace. The aroma is light, cheesy and yeasty. It has a spicy flavor, the body is strong enough, but the yeast is probably too much, changing also the bitterness profile. Too bad for the accident; I expected more…
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:fruity aroma,flroal and spicy....
Appearance:HAzy yellow,good head....
Flavor:good fruity and floral flavor...
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crisp gold if sediment left behind. Thick lasting creamy white head. Yeast adds a nice funky element to the aroma. Crisp sharp dry flavour. Peppery. Short finish.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 On tap at Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Pours semi clear light amber with a big head. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops. Very fresh aroma. Hints of mango and banana. Taste is quite bitter and a tiny bit metallic (not in a bad way). Quite malty also. Could drink this all day because it was so drinkable and so satisfying at the same time. Nice beer to drink on tap. Well balanced. Very well done and perfectly poured by the great staff (think it was Cedric) at Moeder Lambic ! Re-rate 100413. I had a bottle that was not very fresh in my opinion. It was very dusty with only small hints of yeast. No esters, no hops on the nose. This bottle would be a 3.3. I’ve had far better bottles in the past (that were about 3.7).
TimE (3106) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color. Funky barnyard, hay, honey, herbs and apples in the nose. Dry mouth, very well balance. Not overly aggressive in any direction. Lingering, honey, hay finish. Excellent.
pivnizub (8746) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, a bit hazy, stable white head; solid flowery - "american" - hoppy nose with a light malty backbone; solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; dry floral hoppy finish, supported by a delicate amount of sweet malt. A fine, very well balanced brew...........
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with floaties, small white head. Malty aroma with complex herbs and spices. Dry and malty flavour with pilsner malt character. Herbal hops in the finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Lee at the Brick Store.
Pours cloudy golden with a huge fluffy white head that shows excellent retention and tons lacing.
Aroma has plenty of fruity esters with lots of Belgian yeast and some peppery spice presence. There’s some light fruit sweetness with some apples and pears.
The taste has the same characteristics as the aroma but I get a little more toasted grains than in the aroma. There’s still plenty of light fruits with pears coming out and a peppery finish. There’s also a slightly earthy and funky note to things.
The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with good carbonation and definitely very dry in the finish.
This is a solid Belgian-style saison that’s very drinkable and has a subtle funkiness that adds to the complexity.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75cl bottle) Hazy, pale golden colour with a thick and moderately persistent blonde foamy head. Slightly sweet and delicately malty aroma with an aromatic fruity and zesty (citrus) hoppy aroma with aromatic flowery elements. Light-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry mouthfeel, delicately pale malt profile with subtle fruity elements and a herbal as well as floral hoppy presence; dry and slightly bitter and floral hoppy finish with shades of malty sweetness far in the background. A very fine Saison (22.VII.09).