madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11th October 2008. GABF. The may have intended to call this ’Saison De Luxe’ but it was presented as ’Vautor De Luxe’ here. Cross checked with the GABF 08 brochure. Hazy gold beer. Dry palate. Some wheaty flavours and some sourness. Typical saison aromatics but more so. A really full on Saison!
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught, labeled Vauteur de Luxe with 9.5% abv) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, floral, grass, coriander, and pepper. Flavor of hops (floral, grass, citrus, herbs), pepper, and Belgian yeast.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 24, 2009
Appearance: muddy yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: spicy lemon aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, lots of spicyness, fresh hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Bottle... C&P’sLYFO Throwdown... Cloudy pear-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Yeasty, fruity aroma offers notes of warm bread, light clove, mild pear and a whiff of smoke. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Pale grain sweetness; good, herbal bitterness. Lengthy, medium bitter, bone dry finish. Thanks to Dickinsonbeer for bringing this seasonal down with him from New Jersey! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe
daknole (9096) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Very milky yellow/orange. Wheat, yeast and apple son the nose. Flavor has some yeasty and bready notes and some spices too. Pretty good.
hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus (lemony), doughy, floral, fruity, earthy, and some honey. Tastes of citrus, spices, the same doughiness, sweet apples, and earthy. On the sweeter side. Alcohol content well hidden.
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09
Pours hazy golden, white head.
Aroma is fruity, yeasty, notes of hops, citrus notes.
Taste is sweet, notes of phenol fruity (apple) yeast, hops and some spices.
Another interesting Saison by McKenzie.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A weird floral and slightly acidic semi-wild blonde Saison.
How: Bottle at post-EBF 2009 tasting. From Dickinsonbeer. Paul’s the man. I forget if it was a brewery bottle or a hand-bottle
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a large white head
In long: Nose is semi-wild and very floral with a garden flowers/dandelions character that reminds me of the not too fucked-up bathes of Fantôme Pissenlit. Taste is the other way around, it reminds me a fucked-up Fantôme Pissenlit batch, like the one that was available late 2008. Weird mix of cheesy and wild yeast, citrus & tangerines, doughy bread, garden flowers/dandelions and citric/acidic notes lemon + green apples. Objectively speaking I think this was a problematic bottle but what can I say I like that type of “wild” beers. The Dupont signature does show up but this is a Saison Dupont gone bad. But Dupont yeast is to beer what gratuitous nudity is to movies, it makes an ordinary offering interesting and I never get enough of it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Shared by Paul. Pours a golden body with a white head. Dry and earthy with some grainy lemon, noticeably oxidized. Some thin malt body with tangerines and coriander. Light spices and a mild lemon citric acidity.
egajdzis (5334) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, earthy yeast, coriander, vanilla, honey, and citrus fruits. Taste of citrus fruits, honey, toffee malts, skunky hops, earthy yeast, light pepper, and a spicy alcohol finish. A nice saison, but if this is the second coming of the Avec Les Bons Voeux, it needs to dry out some to be that fantastic.