Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice appearance in my opinion, nice off- orange hue topped by a small delicate head..that dissapates to a nice lace ..this beer is pleasantlly hazy.
mm the aroma is strange yet intrigueing..i smell the malts and lemon but also some spiciness..nice though.
This beer has an odd taste also but i like it..it tastes a wee bit at the start like a triple..but soon loses that and becomes a robust lager..its quite crisp very odd but it draws me in
i think i can even detect some oats in this
Fells great in the mouth a taste adventure.
Nice drinkable spring ale..odd but I will have another for sure.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a cloud of peachy orange, kinda murky with lots of yeasty chunks floating around adding to the murk. Small dirty whitish head that fades to a thin ring and lace is fast dripping strings. Smell barely has anything to it, just light notions of citrus and muskyness like a damp basement. Taste is mild in tone, super dulled citrus of mango and old bananas and peaches. Malt laden chewyness and smoothness with touches of mild spice and a dryish finish lending sweet bread and honey. Feel is smooth and lighter then medium in body with a nice finish thats quite subtle and complex in effects of its drying. A nice drinker, smooth and mellow with a relaxing quality throughout.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, dark orange. Faint head. Nose is faint, but malty, with hints of spice. Flavor is malty, with some peppery notes. Finishes quite dry, with some more spices.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF '03 Appearance is a very cloudy orange.Flavor is very citrusy and acidic.Finishes with a slick coating effect.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange; creamy (colour and consistency)head. Very slight malt in the nose. Sourish, gingerish, peppery hints in the taste on a very malty base. Not half bad. Medium-bodied, slick feeling in the throat. Nice. Quite drinkable, which I find difficult with anything swarming towards ginger. The French bière de Mars is not really considered Saison, though...
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light citrus aroma. Coloration is golden-orange. Flavor is strange: sweet nose with a slightly bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft cloudy orange. Sharp, somewhat tart flavor up front. Soft palate and carbonation throughout. Woody and sandy flavors, somewhat sour, like grapefruit juice, with some peanuts, birch, and turpentine flavors as well. Peach aroma.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I pretty much love anything new belgium makes and this is no exception. Wonderful beer.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber pour with a smallish head. Hoppy citrus nose. Nice floral flavors with hints of fruits. Very smooth palate with a floral finish. Great saison, suprised it came from New Belgium.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat celestial white head. Golden orange cloudy color. Inviting citrusy aroma. All the flavors balance perfectly on the tongue. You can taste the dry bitterness in the end as the hops and malt make their presense. The beer loses its spark after a certain time, best fresh. Another winner from New Belgium.