2late2brew (14) - the woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fits Saison style, distinctive North Coast hop signature, not overly complex or rounded in the malt profile but easy drinking with ample yeast seditment-pour carefully. nice entry into segment from American Micro Brewer paired with Whole Foods. well done!
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty golden/orange with a medium white head. Aroma of clove, yeast and noble hops. Flavor has notes of clove, banana, yeast, white wine, spice, sweet malt, honey and pepper. Has ample hop bitterness on the back end. Didn’t detect any funky brett/barnyard qualities. Medium bodied with extremely lively carbonation. Pretty solid.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) Cloudy lemon yellow body topped by a healthy white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, lemon, some Noble hops, pepper. Taste is mild sweet, herbal, lemon peel, some Noble hops, pepper, some tart. Medium body, some duskiness, light acidity, quite drinkable. My opinion grows as I drink more of the bottle.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cL bottle. Cloudy, golden color with fairly nice head. Beautiful yeasty, phenolic aroma with a touch of bubblegum. The flavor is nicely balanced with some sweetness but quite a surprising amount of bitterness. Medium body and some alcohol with the fruitiness. Delicious!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smelled like banana, spice and cheese, very odd mix. Tasted like a strong hefe, with a bitter aftertaste. Very unique and pretty good overall, butthe aroma was a little overpowering.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is strange, spicy, and yeasty with some fruit. The flavor is strangely sour and cheesy with hints of fruit. Lots of yeast in the flavor as well. Hoppier than most saisons. Good stuff.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle from - you guessed it - Whole Foods! Pours hazy peach color with a large foamy white head. Aroma is fruity malts, some peach and apricot, with lots of spicy yeast notes, a bit of breadiness and flowers. Flavor is crisp, with unripe fruits, toasty bread, citrus, hints of vinegar and spice. Medium body and creamy, smooth carbonation. Enjoyable and respectable saison from North Coast and Whole Foods.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle from Whole foods. 7.3% ABV. Clear golden yellow hued having average white rocky head with fair lacing. Aroma of spice, fruity esters and butter. Medium bodied that starts with dry, sharp, fruity flavor and finishes dry quickly with some bitterness. A good dry drinkable Belgium style ale, almost like champagne. The buttery component of the aroma was a bit of a turnoff.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful orange peel nose. Fluffy sustained head. Lots of soft fizziness, very round feeling in the mouth. Lacks the sweetness that I find in most American Saiaons- if you blindfolded me, I would swear this was European. The best American example of the style ever!!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 (500ml bottle, labeled Whole Foods Silver Jubilee) Pours a cloudy maize body with a moderate white head. Bouquet of malt, citrus, barnyard, vegetables, and earthiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, orange, lemon, and wheat with a dry finish.