nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Quite a fine beer. Nice citrusy nose and a nice head on it. Bitterness begins, but then it quickly evens out to a nice full and earthy yeasty palate. The citrus doesn’t come through on the palate as much as would be expected, but, no matter, there are a whole symphony of other subtleties that do appear, with a particular emphasis on the sourness that becomes fairly dominant. A fine brew, and one that I’ve enjoyed with many a meal.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this beer before, and I think this is the first saison I ever had. And I think it is a classic that really has defined this style. Since Michael Jackson called saison an "endangered style" a decade ago, it has experienced a revival, but it seems like Saison DuPont has been representing this style the whole time.
Appearance is a hazy yellow with very abundant head (like a Duvel). Aroma is of spice (clove?) and is delicious. Taste is extremely smooth and relatively uncomplicated. It is clovey and also very good. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. This beer is extremely drinkable. This beer is an uncomplicated classic responsible for (pardon the metaphor) saving its "endangered" species. This beer is much lighter than its American imitators (from the likes of Ommegang and Avery), but is truly excellent.
BigBeer45 (1403) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Poured gold like a pilsner with a few floaties, a very white head, lots of bubbly lacing, fragrances of pilsner malt, lightly fruity, some sour scent that is mixed in sweet, small woodsy fragrance, reminds me of other Belgian beers that use pilsner or light malt, has a little barn hay on the floor smell, old or cellar fragrance, citrus in the mouth, very light malt taste, dry on the palate, pouring in the sediment gives it a light bread taste, I see this as a great Summer brew to cool off and relieving your thirst.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle . . poured cloudy/golden with an aggressive white head . . aroma is malty, sweet, fresh fruit . . tastes is wheat, light fruit, with some spice . . not bad . . not my style, but a nice taste . .
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a longlasting white head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of yeast and citrus. Also some spicy hints. Has a slightly fruity malty flavor with some grainy and grassy hints. Even some citrus hints. Dry and slightly tasrt bitter finish.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, light golden color with a big white head. The aroma is screaming out of the glass. It’s got that slightly sour farmhouse smell. Very light on the tongue. Yeast, sour hay, and light earthy hops in the flavor. The sour/tartness makes it very refreshing.
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head was frothy, white and fully lasting with excellent lacing. Body was very light cloudy with tiny particles in flow. Hue was yellowish. Aroma was very yeasty, with notes of light hops, fruit, grain, spicy, and some barnyard. Light citrus notes and coriander could also be detected. Medium bodied with a slightly dry texture, (especially at the end) soft carbonation. Flavour was light bitter; some sweetness can be felt in mouth. Finish is light dry bitter and short.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
shared with harmful drunk and we botht hink it sucks. hints of straw and some spice amimd a most putrid fsmelling nose. the taste is very dry spicy and bitter and once again putrid. i dunno why everyone loves this stuff
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 750ml, paired with sweet potato tempuro maki and green curry. pours hazy straw color with big white head. nose is bursting with a wonderful barnyard funk. taste is extremely dry, perfectly balanced coriander, lemongras, lots of yeast notes, and hay. i’m a sucker for this beer and extremely dry, funky, and yeasty saisons. again saison and thai food are a perfect combination.
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Borough Arms, Crewe 07/12/2006
Strong fruit aroma. Golden coloured and hazy with a fruity and spicy flavour. Some dryness in a malt finish.