joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
strong clear gold with medium frothy head. fruity fragrance with some spicy yeast notes. smooth and creamy body. honeyed apples, pears with a little oranges, followed by an alcohol spiciness. not overly sweet like some i’ve tried. very well balanced
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml from Discount Liquors, WI. Pours a clear golden color with a tall off-white head. Apples, pears, green grapes, citrus, yeast, and caramel malts in the aroma and flavor. A touch of pepper spice in the flavor as well. Not funky at all, but light, dry, and flavorful. Slightly tart, it would be nice if a little more body, tart, and spice, but otherwise good. Went really well with tilapia, garlic potatoes, and greens dinner.
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the aroma smelled bit like seafood broth. taste however is not to bad with a fruity and yeasty finish. the end after a touch of oxidation has a flavor of peach extract. goes down nice.
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is very yeasty with funky basement smalls as well as rich malt and herbs. The appearance is cloudy gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma with both tart and malty elements. The palate is good. Enjoyable without being great.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a hazy light amber/orange with a billowy head. Mostly doughy, slightly sweet malts in the aroma, with notes of funky yeast, citrus, pear, and flowers. Off-sweet raw bread dough to biscuit flavors with light sweet fruits (pear, banana, white grape) and a zingy, citrus-hop / spice / white pepper finish. Some herbal notes as well. Fine carbonation. Nice sprightly saison.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great funky nose and a flavor to match! What a spot on example of the style from an American producer. If saison is your thing, then this is definitely one to try. Great level of smooth carbonation to it Too bad this hasn’t shown up in Brooklyn yet (from what I have seen).
IrishBoy (4021) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of Whole Foods Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary Ale; 500ml; Nose is lightly tart with apples, caramel, nutmeg and peppery spiciness; lightly hazed gold with a big gold head that heavily laces the glass as I drink; flavor of tartness, pepper, coriander, apple, and a slight hint of bananas. Excellent Saison!
jake65 (3106) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Light haze in a golden pour with a large off-white head. Nose is light and airy, citrus, fruity, light florals, and some yeast. Crisp florals and citrus blended with spices round out the bluk of the flavor. Some light apple cider notes as well. A crisp, grassey kick in the trailer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky yellow with a nice thick head.the aroma is a blend of pepper,strawberries,hay,belgian yeast,and caramel.the flavor is a mix of seltzer water,white pepper,allspice,peppercorns,and salt.i think i enjoyed the aroma a lot more than the flavor.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow orange in color. A lot of spice and citurs and yeast. Nice maltyness and wheatiness. Not too shabby.