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.
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks avrashi. Murky amber, with ring. Honey, orange, ginger and candy aroma, along with a little rye, sweet, then black pepper, honey, a little anise taste. Full body, a little anise aftertaste and spicy finish. Whimsical and tasty.
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a frothy white head. Farmhouse hop aroma and the taste is sweet and then sour and bitter with orange peel hints.
Ysok02 (267) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe ambrée, mousse peu persitante. Nez assez complexe sur le caramel, les épices, les fruits confits, une touche de gingembre. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, beaucoup de rondeur, un coté douceureux et caramélisé et une finale ample. Une bière puissante et complexe, qui pourrait évoluer.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....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 (2899) - 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 (2771) - 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 (7058) - 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 (5403) - 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 (9642) - 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 (233) - 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