locarboy (129) - USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 cap and cork 750ml bottle from Binny’s. Copper color with white, ample head. A bit cloudy - I drank it as soon as I got it home. Acidic, spicy flavor with some hints of wood. Tasted like a wine cellar smells. I thought the hop bitterness was just right for the style. The yeast was a bit on the barnyard side, but I like that in a farm house ale. Different in so many ways to DuPont. This one has character.
May 2011 update. Recently I purchased two bottles of this saison about 3 weeks apart at Binny’s in Chicago. Unfortunately, both bottles were TOTALLY lacking in carbonation. I am letting my previous rating remain, although this is an almost inexcusable flaw for a brewery.
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
green old bottle .. .dust, yeast, and pharmacy .. . light feel and a squeaky finish, the 2002 vintage shows quite a bit .. . . a scone is just a really sad doughnut.
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2002) at Lueken’s Liquors during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, honey, apple. Tastes of apple, honey, citrus, floral. Medium body with a dry finish.
chinchill (2558) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 2002(!) bottling. Perhaps past its prime but certainly held up very well.
Rich complex aroma and flavor with figs, raisins and spices.
The flavors are nicely balanced and blended.
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2002 - Orange, light acetone and peach. Cloudy orange with a light white head. Tart stone fruit with a sour funky finish. Nice for its age.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during RBWG, pours a cloudy orange with medium white head. The aroma is apple cider and spice. Thin mouthfeel with strong citrus, apple, light sourness, good.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 1995 vintage. Moldy looking under cap and cork. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. All I can say, is this one aged nicely and ’different’. Nice tart sourness ... fruity, apples, and citrus.
andrew_drinks (223) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from MOMH. Gusher despite being well chilled... Bright orange, huge white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, pepper, ginger. High carbonation. Orange/lemon squash, lightly sweet, slightly tart, big black pepper, ginger heat, prickly spice on the tongue in the finish. Good
fkoolen (451) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful brown colour, off-white foamy head. Green apples, ginger, spicy yeast, light but sweet malts, champagne-like tones. Nicely lingering finish. High carbonation but soft mouthfeel, good but light body. Really an one of a kind ale.
Franckg (251) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odeur un peu étrange de coriandre et de chocolat à la menthe. Très fruitée et herbacé. En bouche, les arômes sont dominants avec une pointe d’agrumes. Il y a un côté acidulé qui se démarque mais qui est plutôt bref. C’est surprenamment bien balancé quand on pense à tout ce que cette bière dégage et c’est très gouteux. Pas assez par contre pour en boire encore une.
Bierridder_S (140) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 01/11/2014 : 75 cl bottle from Malts Attack @ home.
Rusty colour with small white head. Nose is spicy, herbal. Taste especially spices (orange peel, pepper, ...) , little sweetness, little sourness. One of the strangest brews I ever had, however, liked it.