harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Cloudy orange/brown colour, lasting beige head. Airfix glue aroma. And malt vinegar. Bit better in mouth, but pretty bad. What a difference from the Saison Athene which was stunning.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2008. Pours a dark amber color with a tall tan head that is rocky in nature. There is an interesting fruitiness to the nose that is lightly tart as well. Some red apples, floral notes, spices, yeast, and bready malts are all present on the nose. The flavor is quite similar, but there is a distinct alcohol note, especially on the back end. Otherwise there are good fruit, spice, and yeast flavors to the beer. Medium to full bodied for a saison with a rather high carbonation.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber. Fruity, with a touch of footiness. Fizzy carbonation. Some figgy, fruity notes and light caramel. A bit too yeasty for my liking, but I’ll be giving this a re-rate down the road.
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Thanks. Pours clear amber orange with a creamy off white head. Nose is tart. Acetone, fruit, brett and caramel. Berries and balsamic vinegar. Medium bodied. Fresh
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, fruity, solvents, acetone, neglelak, sharpness, peppery, light flowery. Wierd.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of pear, sweet caramel, sweet malt, dark fruits, toffee and yeast. Medium body.
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, sent from Codysjb (thanks a lot, Cody), pours a hazy dark, dirty amber with a giant beige head. Nose is like a cosmetic department of a Sears, with perfume and chemically qualities. Flavour is very strange, with paint thinner, perfume, yeasty tones, and very dry dark fruits. Very carbonated, but fitting for the style. Not sure how this qualifies as a saison - it’s a big chemically mess, though not entirely undrinkable. Not at all recommended.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle, corked and caged, from Bottle Trek. The cork put a dent in the ceiling. The foam tried to escape the bottle. Hazy amberish color with a tan head that went up and down quite quickly. Aromas of cola, raisins, treacle, and light stone fruits. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor matches the aroma. This stuff is really complex. I get a bit of chocolate towards the finish. Think there’s a lot of sugar, but it’s not sticky sweet. It’s not bitter, but there seems to be spice that offsets the sugar. It’s really good ale. I just had Fantome Black Ghost, and truly I think this is "better". MIght feel different on another day. Or not. Or to put it another way, who are these guys?
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with medium frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Complex tart citrus, fruity and yeasty aroma. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a sticky texture and lively carbonation. Good brew.
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of apple, plum, spice, carmel and light honey. Palate wasmedium bodied and smooth. Flavors of apple, plum, spice and light brown sugar with a smooth fruity finish.