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 (3399) - 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 (3851) - 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.
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A spicy aroma and flavour with notes of coriander, overripe apples and pepper.
A sourish and sweetish palate.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very hazy deep gold, white head. aroma is very perfumy and funky with lots of barnyard, apple peel, lemon, and spices. the flavour is equally funky with woody sourness and spicy apple notes. 1995 bottle. has held up very well. delicious.
Kinz (3661) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 1995. As usual, I didn’t notice this tidbit until I was pouring the bottle. Burnished orange color, nice lasting head, very impressive for a 9 year old beer. Aroma was unrepentently horseblanket, with sourness. Flavor matched, with a subtle note of apples and gentle spice. The spouse stole the rest of the bottle from me and told me to go buy more. Awesome beer, would have been worthy of #600.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavenly barnyard aromatics with wet horseblanket and leather at the forefront. Cloudy/hazy yellow and a large frothy off-white head to boot. Flavours of fruit, musty oak, and sour apples are most prominent, spices are blended together as only nine years can accomplish. Sour, funky to the nth degree, and spicey too. The resulting elixer is absolutely the best Saison I’ve experienced so far! IPFreely, Thanks for bringing this delightful treat!
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a saison relatively clean aroma, age did good job softening characteristics. Appearance of cloudy yellow amber. Sour at first sip, medium bodied, sweeter at finish. Slightly metallic at finish or could it be anise? Pleasant.