Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw colour with a flimsy head. Yeasty, slightly footie aroma with light spiciness. Sweet malt note also with a fair bit of dusty one-dimensional yeastiness.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy yellow-orange beer with a thick fluffy white head. Sweet yeasty corianderish aroma, strong bubble gum esters. A bit dank and earthy. Light black pepper and alcohol. Flavour is also fruity with some decent wheaty dryness. Apricot/peach flavour, some heavy dustiness, fairly full mouthfeel, a bit of honey. Dusty finish.
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - a terrific smelling beer! Big and yeasty - as a saison should be - with a coriander finish. Palish yellow body with a lively white - did I say white? - head that just will not go away. Flavor is sweet and yeasty. A touch of lemon and lime hit the sides of the tongue in the finish. I’ve not had a lot of saisons, so my point of reference is limited, but I really enjoyed this beer!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of BBB63: Pours a lightly hazy golden with a dense frothy white head. Pleasant, sweet Belgian malty and floral aroma has a touch of earthy hops. Body starts lightly sweet and earthy turning more dry, lightly spiced, and yeasty toward the finish. Fairly authenic brew, but could use a little more malty balance.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow body, thick white head. Leafy, yeasty aroma with mineraly cracker malt. Big yeasty, lime-y flavor with lightly spicy green hops. Feels unrefined.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to BBB63 for sharing this. Pours a hazy golden color, nice white head. Aroma of fresh cut hay, lemon, just a little musty, but refreshing at the same time. Flavor is tart, lemon sweet tarts, and a crisp, if not sour finish.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milwaukee YEHa!05, brought by BBB63. Spicy, estery, earthy aroma, with notes of lemon, flower petals, and a touch of clove. Quite hazy yellow-orange body, medium off-white head. Spicy, estery, fruity body with lemon and a hint of pineapple, in addition to bread, crackers, and white grape. On the dry and spicy side of things (i.e., more spice than fruit). The aroma was the best thing about this beer, but I enjoyed everything else too. Maybe I’m simply not the best judge of Saison merit, but I thought this was pretty good stuff.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a deep hazy straw colored body with a foamy white head. The aroma is lots of lemon and citrus. Malten yeast. Spicy. The flavor is herbal, spicy, yeasty, lemony.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy orangish yellow thick nice full white head well laced. Smelsl very light some floral hops a very weak hay aroma. Easy palate some coating. Mild flafor some light bitter floral hop and a light spice. Some dough. A very weak saison.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 Peppery, haylike, herbal, grassy,hops and sweet underlying malts in the inviting aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that lasts very well and laces. Musty, wet hay and grass with herbal and spicy character joined by some citrusy lemon notes and sweet underlying ,malts with fair bitterness. and some doughy yeast character. Lots going on, but perhaps a bit muddled. Medium light body with somewhat low carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005. Resampled with similar comments and score at my going away party before leaving Montreal.