Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reading through the comments here, I’m amused by the (apparently negative) appraisals: ’Very fizzy, acidic palate,’ ’rather musty,’should do something about the yellowish golden color,’The nose is a little like white wine, but...’ Hey, I bet Ommegang’s not sweatin’ it. I’ve tasted five or six classic saisons, and--blasphemy!--this is the best.
losho86 (1) - waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, floral, ginger, and Earthy with a crisp light flavor. Has champagne qualities.
Zarf (17) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderfully hoppy nose, yet much more subtle on the palate. Light and effervescent, yet stands up to spicy foods, providing a great complement. An instant favourite!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kajestudio (3) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ommegang Hennepin has an opaque cloudy golden hue. This hoppy brew has a crisp but light on the tongue finish. malt, citrus, Relatively creamy and smooth. Complex in taste. Initial taste is creamy vanilla, but finish is slightly sour, bitter, and hoppy.
YigSvartka (110) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque cloudy yellow, good head retention. Wonderful yeast, malt, citrus, banana, and bubblegum aroma. Relatively creamy and smooth. Quite complex in taste. Initial taste is creamy vanilla, banana, and bubblegum, but finish is slightly sour, bitter, and hoppy. Very well done.
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale amber with a frothy white head that stays a long time. Nose is reminiscent of cider and champagne. Taste is surprisingly bitter and pleasingly so. Full bodied brew with vigorous carbonation. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
darrennelson12 (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottle; not bad ... a little yeasty and citrusy with some subtle spice but very drinkable.
Poured a hazy golden/yellow ... the 7.7% is well hidden
Overall not a bad beer
Gerardgathier (397) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeast grassy farmhouse aroma. Yeasty grass sweet malts in the taste. Nice brew
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light straw pour. Burlap, sweet malt, and yeast on the nose. Subtle sweetness, good yeast flavor, and a little nutmeg. Average farmhouse beer.
LomYst (538) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose has spicy yeast, bitter fruit and some grape or mandarin
Mouth has more mandarin and lovely yeast
Sweet and bitter well balanced, big carbs, long yeasty finish
Fresh yet big, great! Modern take on belgian
lefossoyeur (471) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight haze on this beautiful blonde saison topped with a generous thick white head. Some hay and chamomille dominates the aromas, with loads of esters joining the package. Prickly carbonated, estery, a bit of lemon, light bitterness, medium body, finishes just a bit off-dry with some banana in the finish. In betwen a belgian wit and a saison for me. Good stuff.