DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Saison style, with a thick white frothy head and an abundance of carbonation. Very malty and a pinch of hop. A graet color, but not a fan of saisons. The palate is thin and the finish hase a bit of fruitiness to it, maybe apples. My favorite part was the aroma, very strong, withmore hop aroma than taste. My first JP.
LinusStick (3184) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first saison and what a door it opened. This is a unique and different type of beer. I love dogs so the story of the Jack Russell made me think about my own dog who has bone cancer and loves beer as much as I do. The pour was a carbonated gold with a huge half glass head that painted the glass. The aroma was like a Belgian. Spicy and yeast. The taste was very different. Spicy, sour and hoppy. Very dry and very good. My eyes are opened!
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Huge white fizzy and then frothy head that was mostly lasting, minimal lacing, fizzy carbonation, transparent on the first pour and cloudy on the second pour, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was malty, spicy, sweet and mildly hoppy. Flavor was thin, spicy, malty, sweet, and mildly hoppy tasting. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light-medium body. Nicely done for the style and worthy of a try.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice blast of Belgian aromas up front. High carbonation. Initial flavor is very tart, citrus with some green apple acidity. Finishes with a woodsy, bitter note. Well done.
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Excitable but no gusher. Cloyingly sweet nose with lots of coriander and citrus. Hefty dose of acidity, sourness, and possibly vinegar. Golden pour with a sticky, creamy head. Extremely, brutally dry taste (at least until adaptation). Spices muddle together and end up leaving little impression. Some nice faint piney notes in with a splash of sourness, but not what I was expecting from the nose. Also would benefit from increased yeastiness. Crisp and slightly tongue numbing despite the low abv. Body is medium-full, aftertaste has a lick of lemon. Certainly easy to chug, but I’m not really looking for that in my Saisons. An off-balanced disappointment.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow orange color with an enormous white fluffy head. Aroma is peppery with strong sour lemon lime hints. Taste is zesty lemony with strong lime and orange peel overtones. Has a nice spicy peppery feel to it. Very good.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of santoslhalper. Having just had some Lindemans Cuvee Rene earlier in the evening, the aroma of this bears a good resemblance. Big notes of sour tangy Brett, gueuze lambic mustiness. Mild hoppiness and not much malt. Hazy amber in color with thin lacing head. Medium-light bodied with light carbonation to it. Taste is mild and overall a bit watery, but has a nice sour mash Brett profile. Yeasty. Not quite what I envisioned for a saison, but more of a funky biere de garde heading toward a mild gueuze. Chalky and mildly bitter after.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orangish color - medium head that lingers with nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, with subtle notes of coriander, orange peel & lemon. Flavor is tangy, with some good spiciness throughout and a subtle hop presence. Finish kind of clings to the palate a bit. Nice stuff.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I made the mistake of opening this one and then turning my back. It foamed out onto the counter in seconds. Pours crystal bubbly gold with an ample, thick, fluffy, white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy. Flavor is funky, musty, tangy, but very light. Likeable and easy to drink.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours hazy medium orange with a rocky white head. Aroma has hints of lemon, leather broth, horse blanket, and spices (corriander). Flavor is heavily bitter and sour throught and has a lingering finish. Medium bodied and watery, also livley carbonated. I guess I dont like farmhouse ales.