beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - 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, donít 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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep gold with a nice lasting head. Taste is dry similar to a champagne with nice carbonation.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Slightly hazy pale golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Flavor starts fruity (grape skin and pear), kinda peppery, spicy (clove) with a light dry finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color and a thin head. Aroma is a hoppy sweet bitterness and a grassy malt sense as well. Flavor is very acidic, sweet, malty blend. There is a strong lemon and clove feeling behind the acidic sense of it. Iím not a huge fan of Saisons, but this is a pretty good brew.
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden-yellow colorwith a nice, tight bubbly head.Decent amount of patchy lace.Sweet and tart nose,malt,grapefruit and car paint.The taste is lemon,grapefruit,and banana.Somewhat spicy.Light medium body with lots of carbonation.Very good beer, will buy again.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle...moderately hazy pale yellow pour with a generous white head. I have a bottle of the cave conditioned sitting in my basement, but I figured I should rate the "regular" version before. Spicy aroma, banana, clove, typical belgian aromas. Nice yeastly flavors, high carbonation, spicy, banana. This is a very nice job done by Ommegang. My brother and I visited the brewery this past fall and enjoyed a sample of hennepin, however I like the bottle conditioned sample better. This is a quality brew.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am quite suprised that this beer isnít rated much higher than it is. Gorgeous lacing in the glass. NIce pale straw yellow with a thick head. A little bit of Belgian spiciness in the nose but some hops there too. Evervescent and lots of intricate flavors. Some maltiness capitalized and accentuated by the sugar-sweet tastiness. Hops are present. Well-balanced and beautiful.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Golden with largewhite head. Spicy ginger and banana sort of aroma. Lovely combo of spice, hops, yeast. Spicy beer. Combo of ginger bite, hop bitterness, and yeast give it a hot feel at the back of the tongue that I donít care much for. OVerall, this is a peppery little freaky beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy dark straw color with a large white head. Light to medium bodied. Aroma was fruity, spiced, and yeasty. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity, and doughy. Some light hop and spice finish. Semi-dry finish.