fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cloudy blond color. The aroma smells of malt but also of orange soda (Fanta?). Some malt body, but the spicy mix (and orange peels) makes of it a horrible brew.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve had good saisons, bad saisons and middle of the road saisons. This fits squarely in the "middle of the road" catergory. The nose is malty sweet, with a bit of light fruits and spices coming off it. Nothing overwhelming or outstanding. Appearance is a hazy orange color with lots of floaties..uh...floating about. The flavor was just not interesting enough to get higher marks. Heavy yeast (perhaps thatís the floaties) really trumps the fruits that are there but canít escape the yeastís shadow. Slightly spicy with a tannic finish. Far from being a drainpour, but far from being a repeat purchase too.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad beer. I never really thought of this as a saison...but not bad. I wouldnít seek it out again I donít think.
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge head from the pour but with minimal carbonation once it settles. Stinky cheese aroma. Some sour cherries, candied fruits. You know the gelatinous ones that are in fruitcake. Cloudy golden orange. Palate is chalky, bitter and dry. Fizzy in the mouth with light fruit and some bitter hops. Some lingering spices but your typical nutmeg and cinnamon holiday spices. A strange but ok brew.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kind of a muddled cider scent and flavour, despite all the exotic ingredients. I see what they were going for here, and the flavours are rather straightforward, but the end result is painfully fizzy. It was so gaseous that it made it tough to drink. Looks good and all, but itís not what Iím looking for in a beer.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangy peach and opaque. Very fizzy with a thick dissipating head. Based on the description there seems to be a lot in this beer. The smell however, is so varried that I canít really identify anything from it except that it smells very fruity and sweet with a hint of orange. Tastes a little bit like a cider with a bitter aftertaste. Itís not great, but itís certainly drinkable.
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle. poured a cloudy dirty honey color with no head. aroma, a sour sweetness combo, orange, wheat, hops, some ginger. flavor, sour orange, hops, ginger, fruity, the alcohol comes out when it warms up and orange becomes more prominent
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark yellow in color with haze and solids. A little too sweet. The spice is about just right. An OK beer.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A unclear orange beer with gunk floating around under a fast disappearing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of spices, fruit, yeast, and coriander, leading to a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear gold...this is a saison? Nose is like dirty sweet tarts. Dirty sweet tarts. The candy. Yeah. Flavor is like drinking those dirty sweet tarts. Feel is standard for a regular old beer...but I donít feel like this is anywhere near what a saison should be. Drinkable? Hell no. This is my least favorite saison out of all I have tried. I love Rogue and all they do, but really man. This is just bad. Bad with all capital letters. Bad as in a waste of money. Bad as in a waste of water. Ack. Really. What were they thinking. This is a saison? I canít believe I am considering flushing a Rogue brew. Atrocious.