yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from bottle. Pours unfiktered orange. Aroma of sweet, spicy, orange/citric. Carbonated. Flavour is bitter and citric/sour. Finish is fruity dry.
Ungstrup (29988) - 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.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Completely unclear orangey golden with a handsome, off-white head. Spicy, tart, citrusy nose. Medium body with plenty of fruit flavours - citrus in particular - and spices. Has this light and refreshing tartness. The finish is distinctly bitter. Another interesting American Saison. 230407
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange coloured with an off white head.
Fruity aroma of spices and citrus.
Flavour of spices, citrus and fruits.
fiulijn (16003) - 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.
harrisoni (14710) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle from Rogue, Portland. Cloudy orange/gold, lasting beige head. Nice orangey Belgian yeast aroma. Lovely fruit, bit of passion fruit, vanilla, orange, gorgeous. Hot summer day drink. Great Belgian style fruity, wheatish beer. Belgian yeast is everywhere. Good beer.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dull amber colour and big - a little too big - head. I hate when I have to take five minutes to pour a nice looking glass of beer. The aroma is rough as guts - musty with rotting fruits. I went back for a second smell and it was just as bad. A third try halfway through the glass was no improvement. Just a bad smelling beer. The flavour isnít a whole lot better, though at least it bordered on palatable. Itís astringent, with faint orange notes peeking out from behind a wall of choking yeastiness. Way too much yeast taste in this one. Thereís hardly anything else. Unbalanced and unpleasant. Itís been so long since my last Crustacean that I forgot Rogue can make horrible beer but now Iím reminded.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a thick, murky orangish brown body with a average-sized off-white head. Aroma of florals, citrus, and ginger. Flavor of orange peel, banana, nutmeg, and ginger. The second half of the bottle was quite gritty and lost my appeal for this beer.
bhensonb (12048) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of spice and orange with a bit of candi. Golden amber color with tiny bubbles. The beige head is a monster. Near medium body. Creamy fizzy carbonation. Itís sweet, with orange and ginger. Malt and hop tend to get lost in the complex blend. As the sweet oozes away a veg/ginger/bitter taste remains. Seems more bitter than 18 IBU, so perhaps the ginger is fooling me. The orange comes out best in the end, although it is arguably detectable at the beginning. Itís really a bit different, but itís pretty innovatively good.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(draft, labeled as Saison, at Maxís on Broadway, identified as 7% ABV) Cloudy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, maple, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, caramel, maple, light herbal, herb, metallic. Medium body with some syrup. Seems more like a muddle than a Saison.