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.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the beer poured a yellow color very close to a lager with the same style head.i got light hints of belgian yeast,straw,and oatmeal cookies out of the aroma.much is the same in the taste.this is definately not bad,just a little over priced at 2.99 a bottle.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Clear bright lemon yellow with a massive meringue-like white head. The lacing left as the head recedes is incredible; beautiful designs covering the entire glass. Very fruity spicy nose brimming with lemons, peaches, apricots, vanilla, oranges, pepper and coriander. Taste: lemons, honey, sugar cookies, bananas, peaches and oranges. This American version of a Belgian ale has a lively carbonation , a rich creamy mouthfeel and a smooth buttery aftertaste. Absolutely delicious.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color and thin head. Light on the palate with not much in the way of Belgian yeast aroma or flavor. Thin, light on the palate.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Re-rating because I had this draught, which is awesome. Hazy, yellow, slightly sour farmhouse scent. Great balance, and a really cool tap handle, not that that counts for anything.