madvike (2588) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours hazy light amber with a big frothy white head. Nose is a bit of plastic, dry, peppery malt, light toast, and a light herbal hoppiness. Hints of tropical fruit. Taste doesn’t have the plastic note. It’s a nice balance between the dry, lightly fruity malt, light peppery spicing, and grassy, herbal hopping. A bit astringent on the finish, and a smooth, velvety carbonation on the medium body.
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CBF. This brews character is grassy, herbal, and slightly dank. slight vegetal earthy tree note. malts are toasted dough with a touch of caramel. light belgian yeast fruit note. hop forward belgian pale ale.
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orange, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of green tropical fruit, mango, yeast, funk. Medium bodied, vinous, good acidity, flavors of green table grapes, coriander, white pepper, barnyard yeast, fruity but not sweet, hoppy finish.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin white head. Musk, bright yeast, big citrus and hops. Medium bodied, spicy hops, bitter yeast and malt. Crisp lemon, toast, caramel. Long tart musk and earthy bitterness.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours a golden-orange color with white head. Grainy, earthy, hoppy, flavor. Updated rating at Perennial. More refreshing on tap.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a touch hazy, orange appearance with an off white head. Fairly grapefruity, grassy, a touch piney hoppy, orange citrusy, a bit yeasty aroma. A touch funky, barnyard, somewhat spicy yeasty, somewhat bready, somewhat citrusy flavor. Pretty easy to drink and packs a pretty heavy hop punch.
tmoreau (2134) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a hazed, orangy gold tone, off white head foam that quickly diminished to a ring & film, and some etched-like cling to the lacing. The nose was floral and spice, light yeast, and light fruit & citrus. The flavor added mild malt, moderate but smoothed hop bitterness, medium to light body, and soft carbonation. Just sessionable for the occasion.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer with a small but lasting white head. Hoppy yeasty aroma, spicy, hay, pepper, some fruits, citrus, floral notes, some banana. Hoppy spicy flavor, pepper, hay, clove, quite bitter, perfume, floral, herbal, peppery. I like the attitude in this beer, lots of hops but still remaining a belgo style beer. Long bitter finish with pepper, yeast, fruit and some hay.
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
full of fruitpunch and tropical fruit flavor not overdone and still beery with light enough balanced flavors of resinous pine and citrus hop with toffee barley malt. a bit of farina yeast for mouthfeel and dimension and a touch of fructose. marvelous and a treat.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seductive farmhouse-style ale with clever hopping. Tough to categorize, and I find it compelling. Ruddy gold color, fruity hop nose that is hard to pin down... citrus, black currant, light touch of resin. Firm and friendly bitterness, with an impression of sweetness coming from a light touch of caramel flavor. Zesty, fruity hop flavor. I expected the classic Dupont mold, but this is something original. I like the reaonable abv. A quibble with the cost, as $10 for a 75cl locally seems rough compared to $8 or $9 for imported Saison Dupont. Would prevent me from drinking this as often as I’d like.