rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unusual and interesting. Light golden hue and nice foamy head. Aromas of dough, apples, and hops. Taste is hard to describe. Apples, bananas, yeast, spices, and bitterness. Slightly sweet and perfectly carbonated. For some reason there are also lager-type tastes and aromas. This is excellent stuff.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
this is the bomb beer. i never knew what a saison really was until i had this beer. great taste. easy to drink.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 Hazy,light gold liquid with a fat,whipped,perfectly beaded head.Effervesence is constant.Fun beer to look at.Excellent lacework.Musty,floral,malty aromas. Delicate,spritzy,mouthfeel.For the heavy carbonation,it’s not that noticeable in the mouth.Well rounded fruity,malty flavors with a slightly sour,really-hoppy finish.This is beautiful in the glass and delicious.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of champagne color, pure white frothy head. Yeasty aroma. Quite a bit of carbonation. Pretty delicate mouthfeel. Soft flavor, fruity. A little hoppy.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mildly fruity tasting and decently strong. just because it was made in cooperstown NY doesnt mean it lacks in anything. it is very good. very light and crisp. a must try.
joet (2424) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent Belgian ale bested slightly by their Ommegang. Not as yeasty, peppery, heathery as a more typical saison such as du pont. Rounder, fuller with more appreciable punch.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
sometime in Aug 02: This hit me with spices and alcohol but in time I was downing this like it was crack cocaine..Spicy..smooth, fizzy, and lovely..I commend them on such a great brew being not belgian an all..Rock on!...Re-Rate 11/23/02: yellow but opaque due to trillions of almost microscopic floating phantasms..aroma stung in lemon honey, yeast notes, and maybe a tad of ginger..sweet, slightly metallic for a few moments, then deep honey flavor, sprinkles of lemon..yeasty subtleness..some light apple juiciness..thick satisfying mouthfeel..Sometimes I wish I lived in a farmhouse in france..or belgium or inside the baseball hall of fame..
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this beer was pretty good. Typical Belgian style aroma - very yeasty and estery. Flavor had some hints of apple and pear with some very subtle spiciness. Overall I thought the flavor was a little lacking, though, just too light.
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.