jookos (1304) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum (1.5l) bottle, cuvee 2013. Golden, slight hazy. Hay wheaty malts with nice fresh citrus, almost coriandery, fresh-cut grassy hops. Some soapy perfumy notes. Medium bodied, nice smooth, bit dry. Very refreshin ale, i like the underlying saison, and the hops just make it even more refreshing.
Smurf2055 (1055) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow, finger white head
Smell sweet, grassy, barnyard.
Taste is sweet cereals with a crisp bitter finish.
Don’t really like too many hoppy Belgian beers, but this one is solid
Reynolds314 (1877) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice grassy hopped saison with that classic dupont yeast. Fresh bright and easy drinking. This hoppy saison thing is really great.
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 ml bottle. Golden pour medium head. Flowery aroma with crisp taste. Notes of flowers and citrus. Very refreshing. One of my favorite saisons.
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Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this one was great, the hops really kick it into gear, tons of hop flavor, and the base saison is fantastic, HOLY CRAP BROWN GLASS! Thanks Dupont, you’re the least dumb.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour, white head. Nose is citrus, grass, fresh earth, and yeast. Lively palate, heavy earth, light spice, hops, citrus, smooth finish.
Awktoberfest (196) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer as expected...not my favorite of saisons... Couldnt pick out my sure fire favorite thing about this beer as its solid from top down. Great on tap at bavarian lodge in lisle...lemony
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Minderbinder (1287) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. Thx Tommy.
Pours golden with medium frothy white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, yeast, malt, fruits, flowers. Taste is of citrus, malt, slight bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Good. Would need to drink again fresher. Wasn’t able to grasp much of hops action.
tom10101 (1817) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy orange/golden with a frothy slowly diminishing white head and good lacing. Aroma is of Saison yeast (the Dupont one is recognizable), citrus, light spices & peppery notes, malt and floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet with yeast, spices, peppery notes, floral notes, citrus and mango. Medium body. Moderate/good carbonation. Dry finish. Very good Saison. Not very different from the non dry hopped version, but maybe that’s because the bottle is probably a couple months old. Super drinkable and refreshing. Another good Dupont product.
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours translucent/dirty gold with a 3 finger foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, and fruit ester and something earthy/mildly spicy. Very pure in a way. WETMs. Full bodied til the carb leaves. Then a confusing mix of flavors which end in a phenolic earthy taste, with some mild fruit esters trailing along. To some extent it is like unwashed vegetables - but what kind I’m not sure. It is becoming astringent. Half way to tart, maybe. No. It finishes very earthy and fruity, but earth is very dominant. The long finish coats the mouth with earthiness and hints of barnyard. This is really, perhaps not surprisingly, good ale.