Floback (539) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 750 ml bottle courtesy of SoLan. Thanks bro!! Much anticipation upon opening, as I loved the Saison Athene by this brewery. Pours an appealing honey-orange body underneath a small white rim that disappears quickly. Nose qualities are similar to a saison: honey, citrus, and a subtle yeast skunkiness. Mouth flavors are almost subtler than the nose with similar notes of honey, estery spices, pear, and apple cider. Soft/medium carbonation, medium body. Extremely drinkable; no trace of the 8% ABV in the palate or character. A great beer.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Dragonstout. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Reminded me more of a Quad then a Strong Ale. Very sweet. Hints of caramel, candied sugar, molasses, dark fruits, spices. Finished sweet and carbonation danced on my tongue. Loved every sip of this beer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Like others said the cork shot out like I just finished the Tour de France. Pours murky brown body with a medium beige hed. Fruity(cherry, berries) with some malt,yeast. Sweet, full bodied with some bubbly yeasty notes. Dark fruits with slight alcohol finish. Very nice beer throughout.
stevencon (508) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cork says 2010 bought early 2011: amber orange pour with tan head that dissipates quickly with lots of bubbles still. light haze. aromas of apples, cinnamon, cherry cough drops and raspberries. still lots of bubbles and carbonation but not much head. cherry apple cranberry taste, not what i was expecting or remember last time i tried this. very effervescent with lots of medicinal cherry flavor. the beer almost disappears in your mouth with all the carbonation, it would like it more if it was more tart or funky. no hop character and not much spice. This beer might be a bit past its prime and not as good as i remember, I shouldn’t have waited too long to drink the bottle. some of the flavors remind me more of a quad than a saison. I’ll have to try this again with a fresh batch.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Tony at Oldsmar Tap House for this: Amber-orange effervescent pour on this one. Aroma is candi sugars, fresh apple, a touch of pear. Flavor is slightly sour, mostly sweet with crisp fruit throughout, nice finish non-indicative of ABV. Very nicely done.
kidobutai (502) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange unsettled look. Small head and no lacing. Smells like fingernail polish. Doesn’t taste as bad, but wouldn’t try it again.
DWestrick (470) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Typically avoid the Belgian styles as they’re not my favorite, but this was quite good. Very complex
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #400. 750 ml bottle. 2008 vintage. Deep, dark ruby color. Clear and full of carbonation. Large, fluffy, light tan head. Good bit of lacing. Aroma of spices, dark fruits, candi sugar. Flavor is pretty balanced. A touch of sweetness accompanies the dark fruits. Finish is malty. Nice beer. Glad to have them available in Georgia now.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a small off white head. Aromas of sweet malts and light fruits. The flavors include light fruits like apples and pears along with some spices and a touch of alcohol comes through at the finish.
lachrymalisis (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
wild and yeasty, tons of foamy head that recedes quickly. funk on the nose, almost milky smelling (sounds bad but it’s fantastic), great belgian fruits and rustic malts. touch of tang and hops on the finish. complex beer. original.