Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde ale with a light white head. Light spicey aroma. Good malt base with light coriander notes and alcohol warmth. Light sweetness in finish. Bottled at CNY brewfest, Feb.5 2005.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 New York State has a lot going for it. It is the capitial of an economic empire and the home of Brewery Ommegang. This is an excellent beer. The color is a nice cloudy medium yellow, with a beautiful long lasting head. The taste is to my tooth, dry, with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 a fairly easy drinking saison with nice wheat flavor and nice light.almost opaque color. a good beer.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Radiant Blond. Swirling traces of surface lace with a rim of collected effervescence.
This is a great example of a well-rounded ale. Excellent flavor with a requisite body element. Finishes sweet as honey with no bad side effects.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost opaque, golden/yellow, very typical of most Saisons I’ve had before. Head is light ang somewhat clingy, could use a bit more umph.
Smells like moist bread, with a bit of apricot jam sweetness. Yeasty with an interesting alcohol finish which gives it sort of a lactic and creamy feel with just a bit of funk, which reminds me of a Camenbert cheeze. Nice!
FrancoisMtl (63) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with thin white head. spicy (mostly coriander) and fruity aroma that reminds me banana candies. Fruity and spicy flavors that leads towards a dry finish. Overall refreshing beer.
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Fruity,spice and orange.
Appearance:Gold hazy,small head..
FlavorLSpicy,fruity,orange and a cream taste.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color, due to bottle conditioning. Thick foamy white head. Strong aroma of yeast, with some malty sweetness. Full body for such a light color. Not my favorite style, but very good quality from ommegang. Thanx to Rich, a great guy.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 On tap at Three Needs in Burlington. Hazy light orange color with a medium white head. Very good aroma of coriander, orange peel, fruits, hay, bubble gum and yeast. Very good flavor of coriander, orange peel, hay, bubble gum, fruits and yeast.The body is full with a creamy texture. Excellent and complex.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange tinted straw yellow color, that is topped by a frothy large bubbled head that starts out a good 4 inches thick. The aroma is spritzy with notes of lemon, coriander, ginger, slight herbalness, a certain damp wood-like mustiness. The aroma is quite light and appetizing, and has a nice level of complexity to it.
The taste is lightly sweet up front through the middle, but then becomes quite dry in the finish. This is nice and spicy with competing notes of pepper, ginger, lemon zest, coriander. This beer has a nice soft sweet grain character which mixes quite well with, and in fact even accentuates, the refreshing, cool citrus notes. This beer is very good, it is just about the perfect beer to sit down and enjoy over an evening. The one flaw is that it is perhaps a little to thick in the body, don’t get me wrong, it is by no means thick, it is just that I like my farmhouse ales with a nice dry, light palate. I had forgotton how tasty this beer was, and at $3.00 for a 750ml it is a steal.