redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 Pours a hazy golden color with a fuzzy white head. Aroma of fruits, apples and some citrus. Flavors similar to a white beer, with the fruit and spices. Very refreshing and clean.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 [re-rate - cloudy yellow-peach color, with frothy white head - aroma is very spicy, with lots of citrus and a gentle maltiness - malty body - a little acidic and off-balance - overall, not nearly as bad as my first rating - a little too bitter] A very dry, thin-flavored beer that tastes somewhat like grapes. The mouthfeel is full of carbonation. Golden body, foamy head.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 [over the years, this has become one of my go-to saisons - much cheaper than dupont, but not as good - I’ll buy this when I don’t want to shell out for that beer - for the money, this is the best saison you can buy] A very subtle beer, with a crisp, champaign-like character. Medium-dry and highly carbonated. Notes of apples and pears, with some spice in the back. Clean, slightly alcoholic finish that isn’t very memorable. A decent beer for the style.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Hazy golden color, very bubbly, big lasting beige head. Aroma of yeast and citrus. Flavor of malt, citrus, spices and hops. Crisp and dry.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice fizzy white head that doesn't last. Flowery, spicy and fruity aromas, fruity, yeasty spicy wheaty flavors. Light to medium boby, smooth with no bitterness, finishes light, crisp and dry, pretty damn good.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy lemon orange colour, a bit more orange than the Rare vos. . . spicy with more the hops sitting on top of the malty fruits. Amazingly smooth and warming on a cold snowy night.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a muddy yellow with a bright large white head. Aroma of spice and hops. Flavor was pretty good at first, a nice spicy belgian with plenty of malt and hop bitterness. As the brew went on though the alcoholic warmth became overpowering. A very dry alcoholic finish.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very excellent brew, golden color with a slight cloudiness or haziness appearance, beautiful huge soft white head, had a floral & yeasty aroma, rich malty profile, tastes very smiliar to a Chimay Bleu, but as it warmed it rivaled more of a wit-style, hints of complex fruits in the flavor as well as the finish, very smooth & full-bodied, excellent beer
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold color, high fizzy head. Fruity, spicy nose. Light mouthfeel, but pleasantly spicy and slightly sour. Flavors are delicate and flawless. Short, refreshing finish.