thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour is extremely carbonated with a large head....laces well. Taste is well spiced, sweet with hints of clove on the front end and a little hop bitterness on the finish.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one soon after saison dupont. Quite a contrast between the two. THis one is a bit hoppier and doesnt really have a lot in the yeast "funk" department. All of the spiciness that you’d expect in , say, a tripel is here, but that special Saison quality just seems to be missing.
Boutip (5689) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden yellow ale with a huge bubbly white head with above standard retention. Aroma of pear and lemon with some distinguishable yeast. Taste is really hoppier then most Saison I have tried with a dry finish. Body is quite full and spice mix is interesting but could have been more accentuated. Very interesting take on the style.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pear and orange aroma. Light orange-yellow color with nice head. Nice fruity flavor - lemon primarily but also apple and pear. On the dry side with a mild hops finish. Hoppier than most saisons but still a very good and enjoyable beer.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (12oz.) Pours a hazy lemon color with a big soapy, lasting head. The head produces excellent glass lacing. Aroma of corriander, lemon, and spice. Flavor is familiar with bananas, lemon, wheat, and sweet malt. Finishes somewhat sour. Medium well carbonated, very drinkable.
loaded (3) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful, full, hopped out treat...very nice finish....bottle conditioned goodness
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks and smells pretty much like the Avery Twelve I just had. I have to declare that a saison to me is just a light-tasting Belgian that hides the alcohol well and the flavors are subtle. Very nice.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out a golden color with a lingering head. Very drinkable; it is solid but not outstanding in any way.
jdjuice (495) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with lasting white, rocky head. Kind of a weird nose, somewhat chemical. Taste is all organics however, a little bit sour, a touch of bitterness, fruitiness and spiciness. Well balanced, a nice winter drink. A little bit of alcohol warms up the end. A very solid beer, but doesn’t go above and beyond. ya heard?
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured slightly hazy light gold with masses of champagne bubbles and a decent creamy lasting white head. Aroma of generic belgian blond, slightly sour - banana, coriander, yeast, lemon, sweet malt; nice, but nothing special. Taste follows the nose, but more tart citrus and less malt - pretty balanced, but a little alcohol-sharp on warming. Mouthfeel is lively, slightly syrupy, body is a touch watery. This is very drinkable, the alcohol behaves itself, my bottle had very little sediment, but I would agree this is not really what I would think of as a saison - a pretty solid effort.