hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It looked good, but just seemed entirely too bland for a saison. The spices were very hard to find, and it didn't have much kick to it in general. There was a nice citrus flavor going on with a light malt finish, but all in all a bland beer.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 A very spicey and wonderfully attractive beer. Pours a beautiful orange/amber colour with a robust lacing of white bubbles clinging to the glass. Lemon, ginger and hop laden. This is like a liquid flower.
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this. The zesty lemon gives this a great bite but there are many complexities dancing around on the tongue. Nice orange gold, very attractive. I want more.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color with a pretty good pale orange head that fades quickly (but leaves nice lace on the glass). Fruity/estery aroma. Citrus sourness balanced with hops. Not overly yeasty.
boto (1890) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 12oz. bottle: This one pours with some head to it, but dies off quickly. Hazy and somewhat orange in color. I get some citrus and breadiness in the nose. It has the main taste of a wheat beer body, with breadiness and spiciness also. It is good enjoyable brew.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A ton of tiny bubbles, a nice, thick rolling head. Smells fruity & citrucy. Yeast definitely contributes greatly to the aromatics and flavor. Rich and malty as well, some flaked barley and wheat. Also, a somewhat dry bitter character among the finish of spice and citrus zest.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
crisp intense lemon aroma, cloudy orange with loose head, light bodied with crisp bitter lemon and wheat
Diablokev (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sweet, and yeasty, with hins of citrus. The appearance is a hazy, orangish gold, with a nice frothy head. The flavor is lightly citrus, a bit yeasty, with a slight bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth and easy to drink. Overall a nice beer, but somehow I was expecting a knockout from a limited edition brew.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
great big foam. light on the palate. reminded me a little of two hearted ale but with out all the hops.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange colored with a nitrogenated looking head. Definite wheatiness and lemon in the aroma and flavor--though the body has a belgium twinge--otherwise I would call this an American wheat. I enjoyed this.