crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
straw like in color thick frothy head great retention. It had some fruity and somewhat grassy. Its inital taste seemed some what sour but had some banana like notes. finish was slightly hoppy wiht yeasty malt notes being more pronounced. It was really um bubbly on the palate.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Golden pour, HUGE head that got bigger as it sat there in my glass. Absolutely gigantic. Aroma is kinda funky, farm-like, a little sour. I can deal with this amount of sourness. So, Iíve got a glass of beer with a giant mountain of foam on top of it and Iím not sure what to do. Letís measure it! 1 and 3/4 inches of foam in the glass, 1 and 1/2 inches above the glass. And itís not receding. Damn. (TIME ELAPSED 5 MINUTES) Alright weíve got the head to dissipate. Now for a tasting. First impression is that itís dry. Not as dry as Orval, but damn dry. Itís kind of refreshing though. A little fruity, and as noted by others, earthy. A little bit herbal, slightly sour. Itís pretty soft on the tongue, despite high carbonation. Pretty good stuff, this saison.
Svesse (7035) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour, hazy with a firm white head. Powerful nose with a dry fruity character of citrus, hops and yeast. Huge, earthy taste with hops, citrus and spices (canít really put my finger on any specific spice, but there are lots of them here). Long, hoppy aftertaste. Nothing for the "gimmeanotherordinarylager-drinker", but a truly lovely beer in my opinion.
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at The Kulminator, Antwerp. Cloudy gold with lasting ivory head. Lovely creamy saison with bit of toffee. Highly drinkable. Good hop balance. In fact hops are excellent. Some almost buttery hop aroma and good in mouth
Finn (4710) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,331. Bright golden - almost yellow. White head that disappears after a while. Fruity and spicy. Hints of banana. A bit sourish. Lasting pleasant aftertaste. Very good.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 750 ml) Golden color with a beautiful long lasting creamy meringue-like white head with plenty of lacing. Aroma of different spices (citrus!!!).
Flavour of spice, citrus, some faint bitterness with an absolutely great finish. Some lemon comes through. A very enjoyable fizz on the tongue. Absolutely great.
MiP (14519) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Good hop aroma, fruity, hint of yeast. Almost clear golden colour. Big, creamy/rocky white head. The flavour is fruity, well balanced by the bitterness. Nice.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden with a huge white head, piquing like a beautiful frothy cappuccino. Aroma is soooo yeasty and spicy with hints of lemon and pepper. Flavor is very complex, malty, but crisp, not sweet. Peppery, chewy, spicy, hints of the hops, bitter, and the yeast is still present. Starts out bitter, yeasty and peppery, with cloves and orange, hints of chalkiness toward the end. Marvelous. Bravo!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Pours a bright pale yellow w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Long hangtime keeps me waiting. Residual lacing is mountainous and very sticky. A very aromatic brew w/ scents of flowery citrus rind, a little banana spice, and beer. I can smell it three feet away as I wait for my first sip. Light nectar w/ soft residual effers. Gives off a texture of soft cotton. This is a crisp and refreshing brew w/ heavy citrus flavors from the rind component. Theres an instantneous bittering caused by a persistant peachpit factor. This brew is totally dry w/ delicate complexities of lemon rind, perfume, crisp malts, and a hint of vanilla. Theres an earthy spiciness that is very enjoyable. The finish has a slight tartness w/ a serious bittering unit. Overall: A complex brew w/ elegant flavors. Crisp and very refreshing w/ big citrus rind bitters.
GRM (3377) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 750 ml, expiry date: 02/2007; eye: yellow with orangey reflections, off-white head that persists due to high level of effervescence (almost as much as champagne); nose: yeast, citrusy, sourness that almost dominates; mouth: fizzy on the tongue, sourness, long dry finale; overall: really good beer but not one that I would diry in great quantity