redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma, almost minty, with a hint of sourness. Pours blonde with a huge white head. A little dry, sweet, then some sour, with a little spice. A lot going on, yet still refreshing.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of lemon in the aroma.Pours a murky light gold with a large white head.Get some sourness in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a sour finish.
SSSteve (3899) - - DEC 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. hoppy, wood(oak), marshmallow aroma. very carbonated. oak, lemon, and hop flavors. very nice.
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 12oz bottle. the aroma is amazing, so funky and delicate. love it. big fluffy head and cloudy blonde appearance looks tasty to me. incredibly dry and brilliantly so. itís mildly tart, funky and yet simple. to me itís perfect. nothing over the top but happens to be what i want to drink all the time. citrus, slight pepper, yeasty, and crisp. palate is light and highly refreshing
12oz bottle cellar aged 1 year. nose is still wonderfully funky, oaky, and sour. wow this thing is still going strong, funky, still subtle yet complex, some sourness. after a year itís a bit more funky and everything seems in perfect balance. i bet this could keep going 2+ years. i can understand why people dont get this beer and i feel sorry for them. it always reminds me a gueuze blended with a saison, but thatís just me. at 1 year this beer is awesome.
12/22/07. 12oz bottle, aged 14-16 months. the brett has taken over and tried this thing out. it is almost bone dry now. still bretty and tasty but a bit too dry. either have bam fresh or within the first 10months. 4.0.
sampled a small vertical of a 14 month old bottle (approx. 10/2006, 4.1.), 7 month old bottle (approx. 6/2007, 3.4.), and a somewhat recent bottle (3.3).. At 14 months it was wonderful, tart sour, lots of brett, and good body, not too dry. The other two were not good batches, very very watery, not that funky, and pretty bland. not sure what happened but this isnít as good as it once was.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pepper, floral, yeast. Flavor is sour lemon, yeast, malt. Plate is light, highly carbonated, lingering sour, tart finish. Very good.
Palidor19 (3034) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Maybe its just me, If this is what Saison are then I should care much for them in the future. its an unpleasant string of spices, malts that just donít taste very good.
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light and cloudy golden appearance. Smells of hops and yeast with a little spice. Taste is very unique. Tingly on the tongue, similar to their other brews. Had a viney grape taste to go along with the hops. Nice Brew. Like it a lot.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too impressive here. Actually a bit dissapointed considering the brewer. Too dry and yeasty, with some odd spicing as well. Solid malts, but where are my hops?
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light cloudy gold appearance. The aroma is of yeast and light grapes and lemon. Palate is medium with high carbonation. The taste is very lemony and slightly sour. Light yeast and spices can be faintly detected in the finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a small fizzy white head and little lacing. Aroma is a touch sour and semi sweet malts with some grassiness / hay and a delicate fruitiness. Tastes of lightly sweet malts with a nice sour balance, spice, and a light dry citrus hop finish. Body is light to medium with an effervescent carbonation.