Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Had a nice sweet taste with hints of spice. Nice pour, nice head.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sparkling with a nice white head. Lots of fruit and sweets in here. Smooth to drink--spiciness hits at the end and is elevated by the level of carbonation. A little more sourness and tartness needed for the style but a great Belgian.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome. Pours a hazy burnished gold, with a thick white head. Hoppy aroma, with a bit of sweet maltiness and spiciness. Taste is sweet, tapering quickly to a mild hoppy bitterness. Interesting, unusual, and enigmatic spiciness. I canít put my finger on the tastes. Possibly orange peel? Very complex, with good body carrying a smooth hop bitterness. Perfect for drunken hillbilly debauchery, working on cars, and hunting quail. Matches any insulated flannel, camaro interiors, and most all mesh hats. Iím kidding, of course.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent Belgian styled ale. Pours a medium golden hue complete with very small, champagne like bubbles, and a tight foamy head. Reminscent of the strong belgian beers likes Chimay White or fellow North American brew, the Unibroue Eau Benite.
Incredbly smooth tasting considering its crisp, hoppy characteristics, all of which make this a great choice for those lazy afternoons.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick yellow with white head. Aroma of yeast and grapefruit, with the flavors to match. Ever so slight hint of cherry in there also.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, straw colored body with a diminshing white head. No lacing.
Smelled of yeast and citrus.
Tasted yeasty and spicy. Very low hop presence in the taste.
Very carbonated and prickly on the tongue.
First saison so I donít have much to compare it with yet...
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Better than champagne for breakfast! Mix with Guinness for a íBelgian black velvetí. Fruity, bubbly, subversively strong.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very yellow brew. Solid white head that lasts and lasts like a duracell battery. that bunny is strong. oh ya the beer...yeasty and citrussy aroma. the flavor is very friendly, fruity citrussy hops are so wonderfully juicy. nice yeast flavor in the finish but the hops stay fruity on the tongue till you are done. very effervescent. dances across my tongue very happily. I like this beer.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow with white head. Fruity (mostly citrus), spicy and slightly sweet, but with yeast sourness very present as well.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow appearance. Slightly tartish aroma - citrusy and yeasty. Bosy is spritzy, sweet, fruity and overly yeasty. Not bad, could do with less yeast.