argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(1996 bottle, sampled 6/7/03): Murky orange body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange liqueur, pear, yeast, faint licorice and raisin. Taste is vinegar, light sweetness, orange, yeast, pepper. Nice dry finish. Medium body and fairly carbonated (despite being 7 years old).
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber/orangish hue w/ off white foamy head; retention could be better. Leathery/wet horse blanket/earthy aromas very apparent. Maltiness is underlying to all other aromas but apparent when the beer warms. Earthines could be from the cork, but not likely, very nice aromatics to this beer. Toasted malty and well balanced w/a little hop flavor and fairly dry finish. subdued fruity character w/a clean toasted malt aftertaste. Higher than average carbonation typical of a Saison and dry M/F w/a medium body. Not my favorite style of beer, but I'd have a few of this beer at a time; Very refreshing and very well balanced.
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish amber color with a medium lively quickly diminishing head. Aroma of oranges, leather, slight detection of oak soaked in whiskey, reminds me of Old Suffolk. A slight musty taste, dry, carbonated. Decent.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 1996: Pours a cloudy, orange gold color with little particles floating throughout. The aroma is fruity and spicy with a touch of orange, ginger, and yeast. The flavor is very tasrt and slightly sour, with some spice and orange notes and a finish that is tart, sour, and very dry. Very lambic-like and quite interesting, though I suspect it the spices would be more pronounced and the beer would be better fresh.
skortila (4345) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 Spicy, fruity aroma. Cloudy orange coloured. pepper and fruits in taste. Dry finish. Okay.
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very cloudy orange/brown color, thick lasting head. Extremely spicy aroma, penetrating ginger and pepper. Spicy taste, bit earthy.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange blossom aroma and finish. The right balance of spice and pepperiness. Extremely cloudy and kind of thick. This was a wonderful experience...especially after 5 vodka tonics and a pork loin. Mmm....pork crotch....
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy blond beer with a medium disappearing head. Yeast and tropical fruit aroma. Spicy ana a bit woody taste. Dry, slightly bitter finish. A different, even a bit odd beer but a very interesting one.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold with thin white head.Spicy light peppery nose.Tart lightly spiced flavor, with an odd off finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma depicted cork,wood, and zesty white wine sitting around a huge chunk of dank blue cheese..the color was a brownish orange cloud and sitting atop was a thin but evident layer of small white lather..again, the cheese notes in the aroma seem to grow..first flavor noted was a punch of smoke and then some cheesey sharpness..some green apple tartness, peppery spiciness..more cheese, more apple and other spices..some more yeasty cheesiness and dankness..finishing dry yet tart with an oaky woodiness.