hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 375ml bottle.
Aroma is moderately yeasty (barnyard, musty) light hops(hay, lemon)
Pours hazy yellow, large lasting white head.
Starts slightly bitter, very little sweet, light lemon.
Finishes pleasing long dry and warming.
Exciting with an exploding cork.
Overall refreshing and clean taste, very palatable!
Terminus (3250) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
333ml bottle-pours a cloudy apricot/hazy orange hue with a sudsy white head. Agressive carbonation true to style. Banana, corriander, brett, slight barnyard/farmhouse aroma that was present, but not pungent like the monitte i had a week earlier. Sour, spicy flavors that consisted of banana, lemon, herbal notes, brett funk and some grains. Fizzy body, but true to style. Probably the best saison i have ever had.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very nice. Poured a cloudy orange with off white fizzy head. Lacing was good. Citrus and grass and yeasty nose. Taste had banana and grape and spice, pepper? The malt was hidden really. Very good Saison.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Greens Buford Highway
Wonderful Saison. Spicy with earthy tones, some malt aroma. Starts estery and spicy and finishes smooth and yeasty. Well worth the price, I love this beer. Bottle was stored on its side (I could see the yeast sediment), why oh why :)
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange like a good block of cheddar, with a thick, ivory head. Aroma is yeast and citrus, with a hint of malt. The mouthfeel is between thick and thin. First taste presents several spices, notably nutmeg and ginger. The finish is yeasty, with a cameo by the malt. A nice saison that is worth the price.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy peppery hints in mildly sweet estery fruitiness. Yeasty and barnyard bitter with astringency and notes of peach. Golden amber, slight haze, with creamy-rocky meringue off-white lacing head. Medium to thin body with mild-medium carbonation. Starts fruity and spicy, with beautiful round estery notes and yeastiness. Finish is sweet with strong bitterness and floral notes. Chalky and papery after. Nice saison, and seemed to have traveled well.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow the head never goes down! smells very earthy. has some light citris notes lighlty malty, with a soft hoppiness. it has been like 8 minutes and i can finaly drink this. taste is very soft and silky. citrisy, spice, a bit dry or tart. my first of this style and i must say i love it. and to think i passed it up almoast every time i went to the store.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful beer of great finesse and amazing depth. Nice conditioning with good release of gases. tart citric and grassy notes with a nice spice follow on. Mild plantain and grape with a very earthy quality. coriander, white pepper, nutmeg, basil,tobacco, and hop notes. Very refreshing tart finish with a nice bitter hop note.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden and effervescent with a tall fizzy white head. First pour was clear, but became cloudier as the bottle emptied. Pungent aroma of spice and grass, similar to a pilsener. Distinctive taste that follows from the aroma, though not quite as sharp, with undertones of apple. Very dry finish. Refreshing and complex.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma was of a barnyard alright. Reminded me when I spent those hot humid summer hours in the baling hay. Flavor was bitter and that didn’t do much for my taste buds. Dry finish. Cloudy yellow body with big white head. Left a lot of lacing on the glass.