rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with yeast in it. Wonderful creamy offwhite head. Fruit and malty aroma. Vinous in flavor, malty with some honey, and turns into a bitter finish.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Cork says 2004. Spice aroma with notes of oranges and flowers. Nice cloudy warm yellow/orange color with a fine off white head. Great lacing. Great mouthfeel. Very creamy texture. Complex flavors that go from spicey to bready to a bitter finish. Very nice beer.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first ever Saison, thanks Joe. Starts with a very fine white head and a cloudy golden colour. The nose is of musty fruits. The beer has a wonderful mouthfeel and a great fruity taste. My palate lacks the sophistication to pick up all the flavours, but I definitely get some apple and yeasty breadlike flavours. There is a nice touch of alcohol warmth and bitterness on the finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL, tulip glass. Large, creamy, white head is well lasting. Hazy yellow body. Bread and hay malt (M); flowery hops (L); banana, apple, pear aromas. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: some very nice light fruits. Not overwhelming in any one department.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with fine yeast sediment exhibiting a punctate distribution. Musky, nutty aroma with glints of sweet honeydew and bell pepper. Flavor is peppery and fresh with some orange, fresh bread and an acutely spicy hoppiness. Dry, doughy, evergreen finish. A nice piece of work, to be sure.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice yellow with a fizzy off white head....desent lacing. Aroma is strong hops and yeast. (suppose to have a citrus/orange notes that my I couldn’t pick up due to my terrible sense of smell.) It’s refreshing, light and lively. Found it a bit acidic for my liking but worth having for a hot summers day.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a cloudy corn syrup yellow,with a big off white head,major lacing,nose is slightly sweet and malty.
on taste:Starts and finishes sweet,but in between we have candy and spice,light plums and butter.This is a pretty good beer,better at a few degree’s below room temp.
I like the body,the carbonation makes it bigger then it is.One a night of these would be fine for me...its not a six pack beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 I cant believe I had never had this beer before. I have always seen it on the shelves and never thought anything of it. Maybe its becuase of the boring label. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. For a 6.5% beer it was exceptionally drinkable even on a hot summer day- as it was yesterday (90 degrees) The head was very large and lasted throughout the beer. Nice light hazy color with lots of effervescence which makes it very refreshing. Aroma is slightly musky with lots of spiciness, some clove and a little fruity as it warmed. While it was good cold- it did get a lot better as it warmed and revealed its complexity. I will definately stock up on this for the rest of the summer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked & Caged 750 mL; 2003 version (1 year old): incredibly dense, heavy white meringue. Translucent golden yellow with tiny bubbles rising though the body that make the suspended yeast particles dance. . . Light yeasty aroma with a hoppy grassiness, flower petals, and a musty leather. Lively carbonation that tingles the lips immediately. Outrageous complexity: sour cherries, mixed with a dull lemony iron, cracked pepper, and dry yeast. The amazing carbonation, dry sourness, musty complexity and earthy qualities make this the Saison on which all other should be compared. . .truly great.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 golden orange color, big head and an aroma mixed with spice and fruits. Great mody with a good refeshing finish(dry). Not exceptionnal, but a good brew.