aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Candied fruit and spice nose with touches of citrus and ginger. Nice rounded mouthfeel that shows pepper and herb nmotes coming thru. Mildy biscuity and lingering spice finish.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at O’Brien’s. Lots of fragrant herbs and spices in this orange small-headed brew. Aromas of ginger, corriander, and mint. Flavors were similar but stronger. Very spicy flavor with a very nice malt base. A very very yummy beer.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, mds and tupalev - my bottle via trade with DarkElf - DarkElf+ Fest ’07!!. Slightly hazy yellow, smallish whiite head. Funky yeasty aroma, slightly peppery, sweetish malt. Solid saison aroma, sweet light fruit malt, heavy pungent spice and yeast. Thickish body, astringent, mild carbonation, bitter spicy finish - solid saison!
JorisPPattyn (9253) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange-gold with a good white head, leaving lace. Very special nose, with spices, citrus and roasted pigskin, toasted malts, and an impression of white candi sugar. In the taste there’s no mistaking the Grains of Paradise flavour, as well as the orangepeel. Again toasted malts, cookies. And yes, Tomme, it does taste Dupont-like enough. With a dash of Van Steenberge, if I might add - did you add much white candi sugar? The pepper is traceable as well, but more in the MF. Medium bodied, slick, gristfilled, pretty dry. Ah. So the SPF 45 was also a Dupont lal? Well, I think this one comes closer. Good one, thanks.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a slight haze, color is apricot gold. Tastes of cinnamon and other spices. Reminds me of homemade apple cider.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange, with a thick lacey white head. Smells of spices, citrus, cinnamon, and a little nutmeg in their as well. Taste consists of many different spices, coriander, nutmeg, and some orange peel as well. Pretty refreshing. The aftertaste has some pretty big cinnamon characters. A tad bitter, but nothing offensive. Pretty good saison.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Doughy and corriander smell. Light and hazy unfiltered color. Easy to drink. A great great everyday beer, but probably a little expensive for everyday. Tried at Port Brewing company’s tasting room. It’s the corriander that throws people off at first, but I’ve learned to love corriander in beer, because it adds a crisp cleaness that makes it easy to drink.
Rerate: It’s not corriander, but orange peel and some other stuff. 8,4,8,4,18=4.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Hazy, dark yellow with meringue like head. Stunning looks. The aroma is quite funny. Bakers yeast, apples and a spice that I cannot name. Taking a sip.... Ah... there it was. Ginger! The flavor is peppery and spicy and finishes bittersweet like a tripel. Very smooth mouth feel. A very nice and solid beer, but I prefer my saisons drier and less spicy.
vyvvy (5534) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another thanks to Beerdrenched for another winner of a beer. Pours hazy orange / copper with a small, but sturdy, white head. The aroma has sharp grainy spice, anise, coriander and seltzer. Medium body and grainy mouthfeel that is crisp with light carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts out grainy and spicy (coriander and pepper) and mellow malt that is there seemingly just for balance. The finish has more sourness and spiciness - a bit stalky and grassy. A nice saison.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice color, with an ok head. It has some spice to it, but its somewhat subdued, Some yeast, light grass, easy drinking, a good brew, but could be better, would have liked it abit more funky, still good though!