Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with a huge sudsy white head. Noticeable spice in the aroma along with a faint hint of floral hops. Interesting flavor. Full of spices with some pleasant fruity banana like flavors and a nice citrusy finish. Extremely fizzy stuff. Very enjoyable stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of OhioDad. Cloudy orange-yellow beer, massive pillowy white head that grew out of my goblet like some sort of alien life form. Aroma of leather, horseblanket, orange pith, cologne with earthy/woody hop aroma and some heavy cologne aromatics as well. Flavour is light and effervescent. Bone dry but also a bit disappontingly thin. Flavour is more subtle than the aroma would suggest. Earthy malt, soft leathery Brett character and some soft spicy notes. Beautiful aroma but the flavour needs a bit of a kick in the pants. Very tasty nonetheless.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 (bottle) hazy gold with fluffy white head. Fruity/spicy aroma. Flavor is yeast, spice, hints of citrus, a bit acid.
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy light gold into a tulip. Lasting fluffy white micro head. Orange aspergum aromas. Fizzy and dry with bitter fruit aspirin flavors and a lasting bitter finish.
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 bottle. Nice spicy aroma, strong belgian yeast. The pour was like a flashback of Chouffe, bubbled up like soap suds. As it settled the foam formed a mountain that lasted awhile. Good spicy taste that is well balanced. Very smooth. Good saison.
sloth (2464) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A massive white head, chunky, fluffy and lasting, damn near rocky. Yeasty notes kicking around as i enjoy the pours visuals. Hazy, gold body that really gets yer attention. Lacing that dazzles and boggles! Nose is ultra spicey, lemony, zesty and herbacious, light notes of lavender? Body is light, co2 is big, fizzy, dancing and groovy on the tongue. Spicey, yeasty flavors, citrus, lemon and lightly bready malts. Lightly phenolic, mildly acidic and pleasently fruity. Dry spicey finish. A big, small beer @ 4.5% alcohol,,,, BAM!
ABUSEDGOAT (2351) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kmweaver for this one. Cloudy orange with a large head, some gushing, blah lacing. Aroma is heavy on oranges and lemons. Lesser notes of grass and other spices. Brett and oak also make an appearance here. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Very complex, and certainly an interesting saison. However, the flavors put together were ’only’ good but not great.
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, golden/amber appearance with a large, dense head and nice lacing. Aroma is yeasty, musty, tart fruit, earthy; just a great mix that shows great depth. Flavors meld beautifully, from the spicy, fruity, mildly sour to the dry, hoppy, vinous, woodsy nuances. Subtle, complex, intriguing, thoroughly enjoyable.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured with extreme caution, but I got about 2/3 head and a 1/3 of beer. Note to other drinkers, let the beer standstill for about five minutes then fill the glass the rest of the way. Perhaps, placing this beer in the freezer for about 15 minutes might tame the carbonation. The nose is quite spicy, with a mild hint of cinnamon and coriander. The palate is bone dry and lightly acidic. I really dig this beers dryness, it is refreshing to have a beer that it is not so sweet. Jolly Pumpkin rocks again.
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. poured a cloudy golden with a huge fluffy white head. aroma a nice blend sweet spices with some lightly sour citrus fruit a small amount of hops pops out and a nice hit of yeast and pepper. flavor the sourness comes out first, followed by citrus and the pepper, lemon. after working around the house all day this was a nice refreshing beer to wind down with.