Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cloudy golden color with a crisp white head. Very smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Quick spicy bitter finish.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful rich golden color. Full head. Some lacing. Earthy nose. Thin palate. Great flavor. Very little hoppy aftertaste.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Rerate Over eight years later - same rating! Solid Saison, nice cloudy appearance with sticky white head. Lemony aroma with accompanying flavor with some nice back end spiciness. Thick mouthfeel with just the right amount of spritz Original 3.8 Sweet citrusy aroma, champagne-like appearance with a ever present lacy head. Like its appearance, the flavor is reminiscent of champagne. First try of this style - not bad. Good mouthfeel - a lot of action going on in there.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma light, slightly fruity and yeasty-spicy...
Color a hazy, pale bright gold with a generous frothy white head and patchy lace...Flavor features a pleasant fruity-sweet bottom, while a finely-balanced hop bitterness and yeasty tang buoy the top-end---slightly dry, cidery finish...Body is medium with quite a lively mouthfeel that masks the alcohol very well...I like the way the cozy warmth of this brew creeps into the scene about halfway through the bottle...Overall, the bright flavor profile, mouthfeel, and fine balance combine to make a most enjoyable saison...a fairly good value, too.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong clove aroma, slightly fruity. Slightly cloudy yellow color. Very nice sweet, fruity clove taste. Very crisp finish.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clove, bubblegum, fruity aroma. The flavor was all that with a slight alcohol taste. Very spritsy...bubbly. For such a light colored beer the feel is quite substantial. The crispness is pleasing. I just absolutely positively love that sweet bubblegum taste...whatever that is.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sean and his dad are very fond of this brew because of its name (for better or worse I married into the "Henne" clan). It’s good beer, too, in its own right, very spicy, lively, and fresh in the mouth.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow color with a floral nose (gardinia). A little oakieness, flowers, alcohol tied togeter with a yeasty tang. Quite refreshing and hides 7.5 abv. nicely.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 Pours a clear, deep golden color with a massive white head. It has a strong spicy/fruity aroma of yeast. Medium body with high carbonation, the flavor is spicy with lots of fruit and yeast. The finish is very crisp and refreshing, with a lingering sweet spiciness. Very damn tasty.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber, nice big full head. Smell is quite floral and fruity. Fruity, slightly spicy taste, very smooth, with some hop kick at the end.