stevencon (497) - 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.
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey for the Craft Brewers Conference. Poured a clear amber color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma smells like wet socks. Not a fan - flavor was marginally better, some funk notes herbal notes, yeast. Not a huge fan of this particular one.
oldcrankee (52) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark cloudy brown with fast fading fizzy white head. Very woody tasting. Aromatic hints of apple like a cider.
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large head dissipates quickly, caramel colour. Aroma of acetone, yeast and raisins. Tastes of raisins with an acetone palate.
kidobutai (463) - 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.
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from DragonStout. Pour was light amber, flat looking, no head, zero lacing. The aroma was light fruits, some pepper. The flavor was light fruits (peaches), musty wooden character, very light pepper in the finish. The mouthfeel was dead flat (and the cork was a super challenge to get out, jammed in there hard), need more carbonation, any amount of it. Thanks for the opportunity on this one, Brian.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by artusory. Hazy copper/fiery orange body, medium off-white to buff head. Light tart, fruity nose, again with the plastic, band-aid notes I picked up in the Saison Athene. Sweet, sugary body with a light earthy finish, tainted by plasticy phenols. The sweetness is rather flabby. I had a hard time getting past the phenols, and couldn’t enjoy this much.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, thanks Degarth) Pours copper amber red. The aroma is light spicy, light malty and light fruity with apples, ripe pears, juicy oranges, melon, ginger, mild caramel, cookie, bread and sugar. Undertones of chlorine/swimming pool and alcohol. The flavour is malty, light fruity, light yeasty and light spicy with tones of dough, bread, oranges, apples and pears. Medium sweet, light bitter, light acidic and tart. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and watery. Aftertaste is sourish with some citric notes. Medium bodied.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vinegary nose and taste. Too bubbly. Mellowed out when left to sit. May have been old or too heated.
mmmbeer (1283) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle aquired in trade from Daknole- WOOHOO! Served in trappist glass- after a long day, it’s nice to unwind a little. Cork came exploding out after taking off the cage, sounding like a low cal. gunshot, leaving a divot in the ceiling- good thing it wasn’t aimed towards my eye! High-medium carbonation, large head quickly bubbled away - ugh oh. Semi transparent darkened amber with copper tint in color, aroma of yeast, funk, dull sweetness, and a note of clove. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt can be found but a bit medicinal taste/alcohol burn is felt, middle has saison feel, finish is slightly dry. Up for a re-rate sometime down the line.