YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2004
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This really put me off. Amber with a champagne head. Aroma was sweet and cidery. Smooth and thin in the mouth. The flavor was simply awful. Bitter, metallic notes, unpleasant.
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) 2000 Vintage. Purchased at the Party Source in Syracuse, NY. Much like a horse out of the gates - explosive! Poured a huge, foamy head and a cloudy, hyper-carbonated body. Nose of yeast, sour apples and vinegar. The flavour is terribly acidic - sour apples meet tonic water. Not to my liking but definitely a leader among saison.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess I had a slightly older bottle. Poured a cloudy light brown and red color with lots of sediment. Also had a very thin head. Aroma of hay, sour apples and dry champagne. The taste is very tart. Lots of vinegar and a raspberry finish. The aftertaste is similar to bad apple cider. This is just a little too sour for my tastes, but would probably please anyone that is a fan of geuzes.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 vintage Golden amber with a champagne-esque lively body. The head is initially large and frothy and mostly maintains its size. Spicy acidic aroma, almost like a gueze. The flavor is equally as interesting, sweetness up front, then tons of spices, and some acidity, followed by musty aftertaste. Body is medium and quite lively. To sum it up, the saison that thinks it is a gueze.
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
errr ... a kind of a let down. Aroma was of apples and oranges, maybe a litttle rotten apples but nicely balanced none of the less. Tiny head, a little dark amber colour. Taste was. Fruity undertones, balanced with malt, to much tart .. not as good as I was hoping
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice orange color with a light malt aroma and flavor. Somewhat earthy. A refreshing saison.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light carbonation by the sound of the cork extraction. Poured a bright orange amberish color with little head. Fruity aroma with faint hint of malt. Flavor was similar with a light tartness and horsiness. A good Saison and easy drinking.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange glow of a color. The head is very weak and fleeting. Tangerines, horse blanket aroma, a bit of cotton candy. Very little sweetness, but fruity. Very lambic-live, but not as tart as the hardcore gueuzes. A little pipe tobacco. Not sure if the beer was this lambic like originally or if it’s the aging, but it tastes intentional.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a tan/orange. Aroma was almost like blacberries. Taste had some tang to it and an undertone of grapes and citrus. A bit too much tart "tanginess" for my tastes.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beer that looks like peach juice, with its hazy grey/orange colour. Fruity nose, reminiscent of overripe/rotten apples with notes of pepper and Sevilla Orange. The flavour is peppery, a bit sour with coriander notes. Light bodied.