Troupis (46) - - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really drinkable Belgian saison. My wife loved it and if I wanted a guarantee For Belgian genre beer drinkers this is a sure-to-satisfy. Well-crafted.
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Dr.Drei (23) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I poured this from a 12 oz. bottle at home into a tulip glass. The beer was initially on the cold side. This seemed to suppress the aromatic properties. As it warmed, the phenolic properties of the beer came to the fore. It poured a fairly clear amber/orange with a nice frothy head. The bitterness is toward the light end of the spectrum with medium sweetness. The carbonation is not as lively as one finds in some other Saisons, but it has the dry finish one expects of a good Saison. Overall, this is a very solid Saison that I am growing fonder of over time.
TH28 (111) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is pale straw yellow and hazy, with a light creamy white foam cap. Aroma is spicy phenols, grass, coriander, lemon, and a hint of brett. Taste is light bready malt, pepper, coriander, orange peel, tangerine,and an acidic tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat full for a saison, with a slight creamy body and high carbonation. Finishes with a crisp dry bitterness and tartness. Spicy coriander and slight brett lingers.
robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright straw-colored pour with a white foam. Farmy aroma with orange notes. Smooth, with a tad of sourness. Finishes clean.
Cousin_Larry (336) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as saisons go, this one is as good as it gets. The coriander is a nice balance to the spiciness and bitterness inherent in saisons. I still prefer Ommegang’s ales, though.
Bebum (308) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, straw color, effervescent, tall head.
Light body, but intensely flavored, spritzy, not much heat for the alcohol content, fading body but fruity finish.
Moderate bitterness, refreshing but not crisp, dry but this is in balance with the other characteristics.
Yeasty, fruity, melon.
Very refreshing and tasty drink, perfect with chinese food in a summer night, like this experience was.
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floydslip (175) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy straw-colored beer with a fizzy white head that crackles as it dissipates, which happens rather quickly. Somewhat pungent nose with hints of candi sugar, grains of paradise, lemon, and slightly sour yeast. Flavor is crisp and delicious with a bit of sweetness followed by sourness layered on top of a wisp of bitter hops. The airy texture and bracing effervescence really round out the experience. This is a beautifully-crafted beer.
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy blonde colour. Hazy blonde colour. Crisp, high carbonation, a bit tart, yeast and hops. Very refreshing
AwfulHabit (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tons of carbonation, be careful with a tulip glass.
Light yellow with a bit of amber in color.
Rather complex in smell. Earthy scents with some spicy and fruity ones as well. Described as hoppy by ommegang but I didn't get that much to warrant such a description.
Tastes yeasty, spicy, banana, aromatic hops. Rather dry.
Feels dry, a tiny bit of sweet malts. Spices are tasted after the rest dissipated.
Enjoyed this saison rather highly. Probably one of the better options ommegang has, behind three philosophers.
Freaky_tiki (557) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour is a bubbly dream: effervescent tangerine with a one finger champagne cap. This is a fantastic farmhouse saison & it sets the bar for the style high. I get tart candy, funky yeast, & slight spicing in each sip. The finish is brisk, with a squirt of squeezed lemon. Glad I stumbled onto this at the LCBO. I may even let Helsdon in on its location as he covets the stuff.