kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy, warm orange color; creamy off-white head with great retention and lacing. Dense yeast in the aroma; very doughy, with vanilla and candy sugar; soft and warm with no show of alcohol. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: sharp carbonation and citrus upfront; definitely a dense rendition of a saison, with tripel-like characteristics: peppery, yeasty, with some doughiness in the finish; slightly dry.
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy gold body with a small, exceptionally fizzy white head.
Smell: Light, musty aroma of lemon, straw, pepper, and bananas.
Taste: Yeasty dough flavor with a little citric lemon, a little spice, too. Hint of wheat. Dry, banana-driven finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated.
Drinkability: An unremarkable saison with a brash, punishing level of carbonation.
SSSteve (4007) - - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange with a small film head. zesty aroma of lemon, apricot, hops, coriander. palate is very carbonated. fizzy mouthfeel stings your mouth. flavors of banana, peach, apricot, and some pepper, coriander. similar to a tripel.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with a full slowly diminishing white head. Dry pale malt, flowery hops and some citric pulp in the aromas. Nothing overboard, but well balanced and an easy sniff. Light fruit and spice abound in the flavors. Some light banana and peach flavors mingle with cloves, white pepper and coriander. Again not another earth shattering brew but a very drinkable belgian ale which seems to be a cross between a triple and a saison.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and caged. Pours a luminescent, hazy toffee-amber with a towering, pocked, fizzy platinum blonde head. Gorgeous. Big orange pith nose; this beer smells more like oranges than probably anything I’ve tried. Fizzy, medium-bodied attack, with piquant citric notes bum-rushing the palate as soon as you tip the glass. Tangy mid-palate and a sharply fizzy, almost finish with nice acrid hops tying off the bundle. Odd combination of unforgiving and refreshing. Nice stuff. I hope they keep on with this one.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 At Hops in Humboldt 2007 this was a cloudy orange with a fat white head and good lacing. Nose is all over the place with orange and grapefruit, peaches, pears, and apricots, and floral hops. A feast for the nose. Mouthfeel creamy and rich. Flavors are like the nose except there are some spices, and the finish is long and slightly sour. Exceptional; beer. Followed by a bottle this proved to be just as good.
vyvvy (5010) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1200. This beer is very underrated in my opinion. Pours hazy amber with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma is grainy with wild funky yeast, white grapes, peppery hops, pineapple, passion fruit and papaya. Medium crisp body with graininess and a good amount of crisp carbonation that helps the flavor instead of hindering. The flavors start with sharp funky flavors from the yeast along with the fruit from the aroma. There is also fairly rich malt that is somewhat detectable and gives body, but the funkiness covers most of the malt presence. The finish has a nice hop bite with complex spiciness. Big wild yeast characters are spotlighted as well. Thumbs up for this very well done saison. It is a great American interpretation of the style. A fine choice for this milestone beer.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Flavor was of citrus and had a light spicy finish. Refreshing and light tasting. Hid the 7% well.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange in colour, long lasting creamy white coloured head, good retention, great lacing. The aroma is of citrus, lots of yeast upfront, light spice, pepper, lemons, floral. The flavour is rather creamy, lots of yeast, some lemon zest, some orange, pepper spice, moderate sweetness. Creamy full bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes lingering, bitter, creamy, some light alcohol. Pretty good, its a light saison for sure. Doesn’t have the funky punch one would hope for but it did start to grow on me after a bit.
500ml bottle shared by <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>mds, thanks Mike.
Opened on March 16, 2007.
pineypower (2833) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a golden/straw color with a good rocky off white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and slight grassy notes. High carbonation. Taste is complex and refreshing. Citrus, grass, slight pepper with a dry finish. Very nice beer, surprised to find this in a local store.