jake65 (3355) - Meridian, 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 (1799) - 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.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy cider color with a billowy head. Aroma is rich with smells of spices, apple, and other citrusy notes of hops alongside earthier yeast and malt. Body is full and tart with an initially chalky flavor of malt and yeast giving way to a lingering profile of spice and fruit -- very autumnal. A crisp but full beer with excellent balance.
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rusty orange pour with a cloudy appearance and frothy cream head is quickly broken up by the bubbles of this delightful saison.
Flavors range from yeasty to nutmeg, earthy to citrusy, and so many nuances in between.
Le Merle would pair particularly well with lighter cheeses, such as young chevres and robiolas along side toasted nuts.
JohnnyJ (5356) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy straw/orange with medium sized white head. Light grain, earthy malt, a bit of spice, fruit, citrus, and banana. Also a bit of pepperiness. Pretty decent saison.
joet (2520) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some fruit esters and sweetness, copper earthy appearance, some nut spice and carmels, odd alcohols?
larsniclas (6624) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF, 2007.
Muddy golden. white head.
Spicy aroma; nutmeg and bananas.
Light and fresh flavour with citrus (pineapple) and some alco-feel.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the man Dragonstout for this one and many others. Pours a cloudy copper color with a foamy white head. Has hints of belgian yeast, sour fruits, floral, and spice. Finshes with a huge sour fruit presence. Carbonation is done well.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange/yellow, with a small white head. Smells ofcinnamon, wheat, and orange citrus. Not a bad aroma at all. Starting off decent. The flavor has some ofthe wheat, alot of yeastiness to it along with a pretty big citrus fruit presence. Light on the spices, and more on the fruitiness, which was ok, i wasnt expecting Fantome here. Not a bad american saison. Refreshing and pleasant.