PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this Hennepin more than Ommegang ale. Better aroma, better flavor. Quite fruity. A pleasant surprise.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale and not too heavy but has plenty of flavor. Nice head, golden and cloudy.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice beer being a big fan and brewer of the saison style this beer has what i look for in a saison or what i try to have my end result be similar to. also i prefer to drink this one when it is fresh that is i think it looses alot with age
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Cave Aged Bottle #0771:
Thanks much to Elaine & Ben for this generous gift. Very crisp and Saison-like, as to be expected. White, fluffy head.
Iím not sure why everyoneís so high on this saison. Itís got a bit of sourness and is outshone by its two stablemates - Rare Vos and Ommegang. Nice head and decent complexity.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definately a good beer. Had a nice white head on top a murky yellow body. Very citrusy flowery aroma. slightly earthy taste blends with the malts well. all around not too bad
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured out a nice golden color. It formed a nice white head with some lace on the side later on. The aroma of smelled of malts and cirtus. Good level of carbination to this beer. Due to that, the initial mouthfeel taste of it throws me off a little, but it sudsides after the next taste or so. Hides itís alcohol content well. A very enjoyable beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice slightly sweet and citrus aroma and flavor. Has almost an earthy taste to it. Another good beer from Brewery Ommegang.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice frothy head with lighthints of spice and fruit in the nose. Light haziness. Flavor s light on the palate. A decent refreshing summer brew.
Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 750mL bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of banana, candy sugar, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Well, it isnít a saison, really, just a vague Belgian-style golden ale. Sticky sweetness just wonít go away in the finish. Fairly generic aroma, and too much banana ester, but itís not unpleasant really. I thought this used to be better. Oh well.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BananaClove in the aroma, looks pretty much like any Belgian style ale, although the flavor was less full. The hops really didnít come out for me until the finish. Somewhat sweet.