emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange brew with some texture. Poured into a Duvel glass it produces some of the most gorgeous carbonation I’ve ever seen and this was the reason I gave the appearance a 4. The head was thick, creamy, and white. The aroma was not very complex at all, it was earthy/sour and yeasty. The flavor was the same, earthy and sour with yeast and some spice. Just not a whole lot going on. The palate was crisp and refreshing. The finish had a light warming effect. I was pretty disappointed with this given the Avec.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle. Nice champagneish light orangé colour. Yeasty and spicy aroma. The flavor is dry and sour, nicely fruity with a nice bitterness. Great beer!
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lemon-golden color. 1/4" head. Lightly lacy. Bready and yeasty to the nose. Taste is similar. Need to re-sample this earlier in the night to do it justice.
Fukito (1016) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at In de Wildeman, march 07. Hazy golden color and a dense, creamy white head. Yeasty, spicy, aroma, catchy. Phenollic, esthery flavor, dry feeling and salty finnish. Nice, refreshing, dry, medium to light MF. Nice, good, refreshing blonde, but I expected just a bit more.
CharlieMopps (22) - USA - MAR 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoothest ale I’ve had. complex palate, leaves you wanting the rest of the bottle.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle-Poured a cloudy yellow color with a fairly large white head. Faint aroma of a Belgian, not as overpowering as some quality Belgian Ales. Flavor of chrisp yeast ,citrus, & spices w/some grassy overtones. Had some carbination to it. Long dry finish. Solid, not spectacular.
cheap (5224) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Dupont Saison, on tap at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse near Robinson Township. Thanks to mtoast. I really enjoy the variety of saisons I’ve had in the past and was really looking forward to trying this. This beer pours a pale yellow; tho slightly hazy I do not see any particles floating around in there. It has a creamy white foam head of about one inch or less. The aroma is beery and yeasty, just like many other beers – nothing special, just plain old beer smell. The flavor is complex and interesting, difficult to define. Initially this brew comes on slightly hoppy with light to medium bitterness. Then it rapidly fades to a mild sweetness and unrefined taste that keeps your attention. Very nice, enjoyable and different than anything I can recall. This almost reminds me of the taste of homemade Italian wine, the kind with dark and light grapes mixed together. Does this have hints of aged moldy wood from an old unpainted barnyard fence, in an attractive manner? Indescribable! The medium bitterness builds on the back of your tongue as you continue to drink. The feel of this beer is almost buttery smooth with medium to low carbonation. Tho the bitterness builds on the finish, it is definitely not a repulsive medicinal quality like IPA or imp stout. The alky content is well hidden. Finish is generally OK with a medium bitter linger. Overall a decent saison but I think Yards saison and Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere may have a taste and enjoyability better than this brew.
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle gifted by Piscator34- thanks for the parting gift!! Cloudy peach colour with huge billowing white head and great lacing. Aroma is of belgian spices. Taste is quite spicy with hints of sour funk. I found it fairly hoppy and had a very dry finish. I noticed some woody flavours- mostly oak. This is one refreshing brew- I could quaffe many a bottle of this belgian treat.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a medium, honey-amber color; white head with brilliant lacing and retention. Pleasant amounts of yeast, honey, and belgian sugar in the aroma; hints of spice and white pepper. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: bready and yeasty character upfront, with a slight honey-laden viscosity; moderate carbonation; pleasant levels of spice, with a hint of citrus bitterness on a long finish. Tasty, balanced saison.
theviolet (177) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Pours a lovely chromatic yellow. Perfect head and lacing. Head lasts for an eternity. Aroma of sweet citrus and woods. I can get lost in this. The best beer I have ever had. Tasted of orange and spice. Sweet with a perfect bitter finish. I can’t wait to have another. WOW!