cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. Poured with a nice head, but not too big, as many Saisons are. Fell kind of quickly as well. Golden color with poor clarity and lots of suspended yeast. Not very floculent. Light aroma with hints of lemon and cherry with a persimmon note. Palate was uncomplicated with a light but distinct sour ale taste and quick finish. Plenty of carbonation left on palate for an active mouthfeel. I didnít get the alcohol notes until about 1/2 way through the glass, then my palate opened to it and I could taste it then. My favorite Ommegang product so far.
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 14, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the finer beers I have tried. Very drinkable with nice flavor.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright gold with a fluffy white head. Typical Belgian funkiness on the nose. Banana and spice are nicely balanced by a dry hoppiness on the finish. Very good!
missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp citrus nose with hints of phenolic. Sharp feeling on the palate with a strong bittering component. For me it was a little to much. To much carbonation, to much bittering and a to much sharpness on the palate. Not bad but not the beer I expected.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. I like all of the four major Ommegang products, and this is my second favorite behind the Three Philosophers. Aroma is slightly musty and somewhat fruity. Big foamy white head upon first pouring. This beer has golden straw color, with moderate clarity. A little thin in mouthfeel, which is certainly appropriate for a summer thirstquencher. Taste is tart, with a fruity aftertaste, mostly pear.
thenumber1g (72) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golen yellow with a frothy head. Crisp taste, spicy on the end!
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden, somewhat clear. Slight white, lacey head. Sparkling. Grassy, herbal aroma. Aroma likens to a German lager. Taste is lemon, light sour, very mild sweetness. Hops bitterness to finish. Very atune to an american summer wheat. A good one. More of a hot summer day libation than a cold winterís night.
All in all, a nice beverage.
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a perfect pint glass. Hazy straw with 2 fingers of creamy, white head that settles onto a foamy cap that lasts throughout. Spicy aroma - mostly clove and pepper - with a hint of fruitiness. Lots of Belgian yeast character. Tart upfront and through the finish. Nicely balanced. Light bodied and crisp with effervescent carbonation. Finishes dry with a slight bitterness. Well balanced and extremely flavorful. Highly recommended.
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grebs (71) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beauty of a saison, if only because I havenít yet fully explored the world of saisons. This one is great. A nice champagne flavor to accompany the citrus and apples. All too drinkable. Perhaps not as nuanced as the best of saisons but I like it for what it is -- a great combination of flavors that donít grow tiresome.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy golden color with white rocky head that has some good retention. Pretty good lacing. Yeasty "Belgian" smell. Some fruitiness and a hint of lemon smell to it. Smooth crisp feel up front. Semi sweet lemony taste starts with sharp spicy taste following. Yeasty taste in the palate with slight bitterness left over. This is a great beer. Lots of flavor and VERY drinkable. If I had the money and resources, I could sit down with this beer all night long.