porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>kramer17801), thanks Jason!, cellared for 6 mos. after trade) Pretty nice, reminded me of an Abbey Trippel but without the alcohol...Pour is cloudy amber with about two fingers of soft bubbly white head that recedes to about 1/8". Aroma is slightly sour citrus, yeast and candy malt. Mouthfeel soft and light. Flavor is mostly the slightly sour lemony citrus along with some yeastiness. A little plainer than I expected.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light straw gold, haze, and a very fluffy sticky white head. Aroma is initially straight brett, funky, farmhouse, lemony and slightly sour with a lime finish and even some salty hints. Light flavor and probalby a very very low FG- lemony salty, similar in flavor to a leipziger gose. Light funk, citrus, fresh hay, lightly phenolic. Body and finish are both light and bone dry. Great infected saison- stars out great, but finishes a bit weak. Might be better if it was amped up a bit in abv and if the FG wasnt so low. Nice though.
milewide (1576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Cloudy yellow color. Sour with no malt sweetness. Some hops---but mostly yeast flavor. Very refreshing! Most flavor for 4.5% ABV of any beer I have tried.
carlitoguevara (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a sour yeasty smell yeilds to a explosion of sour fruit notes balanced against a hearty backbone of brett
TomDecapolis (4539) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a large foamy white head...this was a gusher...of course it was...it was a Jolly Pumpkin :) Head laced and sustained. Aroma of citrus, green apple, barnyard, yeast, brett and some tart/sourness. Really loved the aroma on this one. Flavor of tart apples, yeast, various spices dry and bready. When a brewery makes this as their "session" beer you know the brewery has to be good.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle via kramer17801(thanks!). Pours an almost clear golden blonDe. Large foamy white head. Tons and tons of tiny bubbles rush to the top of the pilsner glass. Nose is fruity/spicey of wheat, bannanna, peaches, and perhaps some brett yeast? Flavor is the same with a dry sour/tart fizzy finish. A bit overcarbonated as well. Don’t really care for this one.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best aromas I’ve ever smelled. A perfect marraige of fruity saison esters, funky brett, and smooth oak. Flavor is funkier than the aroma, very dry, brett, seltzer characteristics. Slight lemon, but mostly funk. Pour is a very pretty dark yellow/orange with a massive, lacing, rocky and firm head. This is an amazing beer, hopefully soon I’ll be able to buy it locally. The oak adds a glorious layer to the aroma and the flavor that really throws this saison to new heights.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy golden/orange color, with a lasting white head. Aroma was of light citrus, and perhaps coriander. Intersting flavor... some citrus, a little spice. Not terribly fantastic. Fairly bitter and dry. Good carbonation.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very cloudy gold with thick, uneven white head. Aroma is heavy with yeast, grass, and fruit (lemon and orange zest) with some sweet malt aromas, too. The flavor starts mostly yeasty. The middle of the beer has some malts and some aromatic and bitter hop flavors. There is a grassy astringency, too. The finish has some citrus fruit - mild sour and bitter flavors. The finish is very crisp and dry with a long after-taste.
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. Hoppy, slighlty malty. Beautiful head. A touch of spice and yet goes down smooth.