BuckeyeBoy (2338) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ditmier. pours out a cloudy white topped with a sand head. Aroma was of sweetness, belg yeast, and spice. Taste more of the yeast, spice, and maltyness. Not to bad.
MJGG (896) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, chez David et Catherine. Merci beaucoup David ! Arômes de levure rustique et de houblon herbacé et floral. Robe dorée, effervescence active et légère mousse. Très sèche et active en bouche, la levure montre de belles pointes épicées et fruitées. On remarque également une belle touche citronnée. Amertume assez forte de houblon herbacé. Y a-t-il une souche de brett dans cette bière ? Une saison exemplaire et vraiment excellente.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent cross style. Fairly hoppy for a saison, but both are understated making for a decent drinking beverage. Lighter colour with fomay white head. ENjoyable.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 750mL bottle purchased from PP bottled shop many months ago. I’m not sure why, I haven’t rated it yet. I guess I’ve been looking for a good time to open it. It doesn’t fit into the category of uber rare, or hard to get locally (though it has maybe become this way) or very high ranking, so I haven’t brought it to any local tasting.
I’m sitting and eating two soft tacos from Taco Bell, watching an Xmen cartoon. I want something light to drink. I can’t think of a better time to open Levonian. I guess drinking 750mL by myself gives me more opportunity to reflect on the beer, Dave Levonian, and life itself. Here’s to a great homebrewer. Life is a little bit better for everyone, because of you. Cheers!
Yellow amber color. High clarity and carbonation initially, but both fade after time, and after the yeast from the bottom of the bottle makes it’s way into my glass. Classic saison aroma, though a little toward the strong side, being amplified by carbonation. Nicer aroma as the carbonation lessens. I would venture to say some background classic Lost Abbey flavor/aroma, though I cannot pinpoint what it is. Very dry. Easy to drink once the carbonation has reduced.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
unfiltered and bottle-conditioned. careful pour yields a faintly hazed glowing yellow body with a fine-bubbled white head, tall and billowy. nose of lychee, apricots and citrus-scented hops, but it’s driven by an incredibly dense and nuanced saison yeast full of creamy mango and zesty white pepper. dense and frothy without being bulky or weighed down - moderately dry and subtly floral - beautiful beer that reminds me of SPF 45.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Pours hazy and golden with a large off white head...aroma is dry fruit and yeast, banana and clove...flavour is similar, lemon zest and a bit of dust as well, doughy yeast and pear...this was a pretty tasty Saison, but was unfortunately tasted immediately after Dupont Avec, and the differences were loud and pronounced...
jake65 (2451) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - thanks to Ditmier. Dull, cloudy gold pour with a creamy sand-colored head. Smells of yeast, sweetness, and corn. Tastes grainy with yeast and spiciness. Lots of carbonation; crisp for sure. The overtly grainy and yeast mix just doesn’t do it for me.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually got a hold of this bottle on ebay for $15. Pours hazy yellow. Aroma of citrus, pepper, and some sweetness. Flavor the same with a little lemon poking through. Very smooth and easy to drink. Solid Saison.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
POurs a hazy yellow. Nose is crisp lemon, floral hops, yeast, spices and soem black pepper. Flavor is crisp malts, clean lemon zest, floral hops, some clove and cinnamon. This is an incredible saison. AWESOME!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy ChzMan and KingG. Hazy gold. White head. Nose is floral, spicy, peppery, light colored fruits, lightly funky, lightly sweet. Same flavors, more Brett in the flavor. Another 3-6 months and this will be a world class brew. Medium body, softly well carbonated. Great stuff.