harrisoni (12655) - 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.
Oakes (11786) - 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a small white head. Aroma of apple, caramel, dough, and light herbs. Flavor of apple, floral hops, orange peel, earthiness, alcohol, and herbs with a disappointingly low level of carbonation in the mouthfeel.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bread, light dusky, skunk. Taste is moderately sweet, cookie, orange, caramel, light alcohol, lemon. Medium body, low carbonation, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-pours a foamy to rocky light tan head and hazy copper color. Aroma is yeasty, vinegar, earthy, medium malt, some caramel. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, yeasty, vinegar/tart, secondary earthy/copper/spice hops. Medium body. Interesting. Occasional.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 29, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: opaque orange, wispy dirty white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: spicy fruity malt aroma with a nice bready character that comes out stronger as it warms
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor with a lot of bready character, nice fruity sweetness mixes well with the spicyness, bread and fruit character grows with the yeast shot
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
thewolf (10780) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful, completely clear amber with a small, creamy, white head. Fine duration. Aroma has toasted caramel, light cellar, some fruitiness. Low carbonation, but still with lots of small bubbles. Kinda creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, quite a lot of caramel, some viniousness. There is a bit of spiciness and light peppery touch at the end. Fairly drinkable, though it might be a tad over the top now.
Pinball (10606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange, small head.
sour, vineagra, sort of saison notes under the sourness. nice.
flavor is bitter, faint soursh,dry. nice
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma had lacto, paint and sour berries. Sour flavour with sour berries, lacto, yeast and caramelish notes. Finished sour.
bhensonb (10345) - 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?