Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full gold color with scents of oranges and anise. Flavors are a mix of juicy, fruity malts balanced with a light acidity. More herbs and spices show up before the short, dry finish. Quite good.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange and gold coloring. The head was medium sized and white. Teh aroma was apples, oranges and crisp hops. Also a slight scent of barnyard. The aroma makes me think of late summer in an orchard. The taste is cider and slight oranges. It also has some barnyard and hay. An very refreshing combination. A very nice saison.
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Golden yellow, slight haze. Large white head, plenty of visable carbonation. Interesting aroma. I smell hops, and I get this sense of being on a farm? Is this what people call barnyard? Well, itís not bad at all. Kind of strange, but itís good. Flavor starts out just like the aroma, but quickly becomes sweet, reminds me of hard candy. The finish is like a mix of sweetness and, I want to say a hay loft. The flavor is more complex than that, but I canít say how. Itís refreshing in a unique fashion. I like this beer. I will drink this again.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked the taste of this beer, very smooth, easy drinking, nice flavor. Sometimes I donít like the overpowering alcohol taste, this provides a nice change. Floral, mellow, very good. Will have again.
rajendra82 (952) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer came in a 12 oz. brown bottle with lots of useful information (like how to pour this beer, and what kind of glass to use) and some trivia (like origins of the name, and some tidbits about Belgian culture). When poured in my trusty goblet, the beer looked marvelous with clear, pale golden body, and an outrageously sized head that tried my patience as I could only get half of the bottle into the 16 oz. glass. As the head died down, there was tons of lace left behind. The smell was delicately floral, spicy, earthy, and fruity, with bananas, saffron, pepper, and horse blanket evident. The taste was tart and sweet, with flavors of lemon, banana, beet sugar, orange peel, and radishes. The aftertaste was spicy and semi-dry, and left me longing for more. Thin and delicate mouthfeel is a bit dusty. This beer has very good drinkability and offers a good value for the money. I will be sampling more beers from them again.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Poured a murky golden yellow in color with a very full white head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice and autumn fruit. Flavor is almost wine-like with flavors of yeast and Belgian beer spice. Not one of the best saisons Iíve had, but still quite good.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted in a Duvel snifter: Beautiful golden hue with a forever lasting head and outstanding lace. The aroma has notes of dusty and barnyard yeast esters, apricots, pear, aromatic hops, and sublime spice. The taste starts tangy and fruity with a lot of yeast notes throughout. Get some light almost woody characteristics midpoint followed by a bite of bitters and alcohol. Finishes with some spice and wheaty notes. The feel is lively and crisp, but lacks the depth of the great FantŰme or Pizza Port saisons. Overall itís a good beer that does fit the style, worthy of a try. (I have had this beer many times, not much change year to year, which is a good thing)
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a good off-white head. Yeasty, spicey aroma. Fruity (orange-passionfruit), yeasty flavors with good depth.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
malty, spicy, fruity aroma, cloudy golden pale color. Hmmm, a citrusy sour kind of belgian, nice foamy head, thick lacing. Pretty sweet, not very bitter.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light caramel color with a nice white head and a fruity aroma.
Creamy, fruity, citrus taste with a tangy finish.
I took about an hour with this beer. As it warmed the fruity and sweet taste became more pronounced. This is a very very good beer.