gnoff (9472) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 First rating
(33 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm)
Shady golden color, small white head. Malty dry grainy scent. Malty sweet a bit bitter and acid scent. Thin mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste. Clearly not my type of beer this one.
(Bottle from Systembolaget)
Color is light straw yellow, shady with yeast particles. Big white head. Aroma is banana and reminds me of a Belgian wit, coriander.Taste is of Belgian ale, coriander and other spices. High co2 spritzy body, low bitterness.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. White high and lasting white head. Hazy light yellow body. Light banana aroma. Sweet flavor with just a bit of bitterness at the end.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle. Poured a golden straw color with a very thick dense white head. Sweet floral aroma, I smelled a hint of an unknown spice, reminiscent of a licorice/anise smell. Taste starts off bitter and tangy and finishes dry. Very nice.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml Bottle: Beautiful white foam, straw colored with normal haze. Mild sour cirtus aroma with some notes of sweet cream and pine. Taste started with mild citrus, them moved on to a wonderful hop bite. Finish was mild and could have been longer. Very solid beer, I can see why it defines the style for many.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a massive head that dwarfs the beer in the glass. After all settles, the beer leaves a loose frothy head. Fairly fruity aroma, but some off tones. Dry and tart. Takes a couple of sips to fully appreciate.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Icredible fruitiness, long dry finish. Peppery taste with yeast and green apples. Quite cloudy with a long lasting head.
juggernaught (4) - USA - OCT 26, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle from Hollingshead Deli]
Corked bottles are always a plus, with my cork labelled 2.006. Poured well with a nice head.
Decent appearance with very nice aroma. Dry finish, noticable carbonation, a bit too yeasty for my liking. First saison i’ve tasted. Don’t know if I’m a fan of the style.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Caves Dupont, the brewery tap, cloudy golden with a large thick white pillowy head. Floral notes and spice int he aroma. Smooth palate with a lasting dry finish. Flowery flavours at first, but then peppery and grassy in the finish. Very drying - but you can taste the quality.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opened with a nice pop. Pours a cloudy light yellowish color with a very thick and huge white head. Aroma is white grapes, yeast, spices, and apples. Flavor is full of spices, yeast, and grapes. A very complex beer which has a nice tingling toward the tongue the second you take your first sip. Finishes with a nice dryness. A refreshing summer beer. I could enjoy this outside just relaxing on a hot summer.
festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this at Beirkraft. Thick fizzy white head almsot like champagne. An aroma of sweet grapes and pefume. Cloudy white body. Nice wheat flavor with a sweet palate. I havent had many Saisons before but this was pretty good.