bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a shade of light brown and huge, frothy head. There is intense tropical fruit in the aroma. There is pineapple, peach, cherry, banana, lemon, and mango, along with grassy hops and an earthy and spicy quality. The flavor is very good - the fruits from the aroma really come through strong, and there is an excellent sweet/sour/bitter balance. I really like the earthy and spicy tones that come through, and it leaves a nice dry, tart finish. The palate is excellent. It is a light bodied beer done right - plenty of flavors, refreshing, smooth, and high carbonation. An excellent summer beer.
beerbill (3502) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an almost clear pale gold with an abundant white head. Fruity aroma with some yeast present as well. The fruitiness and yeast are the initial flavors that come through as well. Somewhat bitter hops finish.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy dark straw with a huge fluffy persistent head. This beer is wonderful, and one of my favorite saisons. Very refreshing and light with the typical spicy earthiness of most saisons. Also many light fruit flavors including lemon, melon, white peach, and mangos. A good dosage a hops lends a beautiful dryness and flavor. Another wonderful attempt from North Coast.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #600: Pours with a huge, perennial head over a hazy, orange body; yeasty, fruity aroma that’s peppery and flowery; sweet and tart up front; flavors include honey and orange peel; pilsner qualities in malt profile and spicy, noble hoppiness; musty, tangy and pretty bitter finish. This one has some nice characteristics, but they don’t mesh very well.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge golden pour, head lasted quite a while. A sharp fruity flavor, yeasty. Abit earthy. An ok brew, but could be better, not bad.
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a hazy pale golden with a thick, white head with good retention. Aroma of yeast and banana. Rather light body - I never would’ve guessed this to be 7.3% ABV. Fruity and fresh with notes of yeast. Some sulphur in the finish. A decent wheat beer, that’s what it is. 300406
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a big fizzy over a golden beer. Huge yeasty musty aroma that reminds me of Vieuve Cliquot. Sharp and citrusy - lemon and a little grapefruit. Clean finish, lacks some complexity.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.16.9 oz. Pours a hazy yellow with an incredible head. Highly carbonated. Citrus and bread on the nose. Flavors are earthy, yeasty and spicy with a sour citric finish. The beer is thin but quite flavorful. I ended up enjoying this one by the end of the bottle as it warmed. Tasted great with a cheese platter I was enjoying at the time. Expensive. Purchased at Whole Foods for $8.99.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 2007-09-22, corked bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy blond color; big creamy head. Some aroma of coriander and oranges. Good mouthfeel, dry malt flavor, sweet, spicy, with a dynamic orange touch. Very good (a sweeter and fruiter Saison).
2006-04-30, corked Bottle, as Whole Foods Silver Jubilee 25th Anniversary Ale, 5-3-6-3-12=29
Muddy golden color. Strange aroma, flowery. Very dry malty taste, some fruitness and resins maybe from the hops, high bitterness with orange peel. Drinkable and refreshing, but quite odd.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear yellow colour with a weak head. Aroma of spices, yeast and malt. Sour flavour of yeast, spice and wheat, nice but nothing overwelming.