BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great appearance with huge head and lacing. Aroma hinted of citrus, grains, and a tart yeast. Spicey and tart on the palate, finish clean. Very enjoyable and unique style when done right.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 ReRate: Golden orange colored, with a slight haze to it. Good head with exceptional lacing. Aroma is initially slightly hoppy then developes into full form at warmer temperatures and there are brilliant notes of apricot, orange, corriander, pepper and spicyness. Flavor is full of cheer with spice and pepper, citrus notes are abundant and complex. The finish is smooth and refreshing and overall this one is just a wonderful saison, this one got much better with a couple months of extra aging.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange! The floating orange on the label is nearly the exact color of the brew. Citrus and malty nose is very pleasant. Refreshing and smooth despite the moderate %Alc. Quite unique.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a volumnous foaming head that reduces quickly leaving very nice lace. . . Firey orange colour that brings brillance to an otherwise gloomy day (for me). Very unqiue aroma - malty this second, lemon hops the next. Robust malt on the tongue, hints of wheat, then a spicy hop finish that is light and refreshing.
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definite citrus note, though it's difficult to tell if it comes from the wheat or from the hops. Excellent beer nonetheless.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a damn good Saison, thanks to mitch for the beer. It begins with an awesome aroma of wood, paper, caramel, yeastiness and bananas. It pours a golden and tanned color with a heavy opal colored head. There is a nice lemony bittering and a malty tanginess that begins right around the mid sip. Some mango and citrus in there as well just to be well rounded and crisp. Big, bold taste with a round malty finish and a nice dry ending. The carbonation level is medium and held in check well. This is very tasty and smells wonderfully.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow/orange w/ a meringue-like head. A peppery, lemony flavor w/ a clean finish. Different & enjoyable.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle) A hazy beer. I wasn't quite sure what kind of beer this was actually when I got the bottle, but found out quickly whrn I poured it and smelled/saw it. Not my favorite style. It didn't have much flavor or character, tho the aroma was nice.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Golden small head. Maltiness in flavor, slightly sweet. Drinkable but nothing special.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber with an initially fluffy cream colored head. Heavy appearance, with slow traveling bubbles. Aromas of spiced light citrus. Flavors start out with a light crispy fruitiness and continue to a lightly peppered ripe fruit encore. Smooth on the tongue. Yeasts float about and keep the flavors light, spicy and refreshing.