bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy yellow with foamy white head. yeasty aroma that kinda reminds me of my grandfathers farm when i was a kid. taste is of citrus, clove, coriander, slightly sweet and complex, touch of hop bitterness in the finish. an excellent brew
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent. This is perfectly balanced Belgian ale--spritzy carbonation, fine palate and measured sweetness. One of the finest.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Pours a cloudy orange, very representative of the style. Heavy carbonation with a thick head. Cirtus and yeast aroma. Flavor is lightly zesty with just the right citrus and ginger to balance out the hops. Clove and peaches are detectable here. Very rich finish with a medium body.
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 can’t 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. I’m 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 (1153) - 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 don’t 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 ’Belgian black velvet’. Fruity, bubbly, subversively strong.