zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml - 2003 vintage) Hazy orange in color with about three inches of white foam. Aroma is very yeasty and spicy with some sweetness and pepper underneath. Very earthy as well. Very sour and yeasty at the beginning with a very dry and tart bitterness at the middle and a dry and hoppy bitter finish. Very robust and easy to drink.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice hazy full golden yellow appearance, aroma is yeasty, well carbonated, initial taste is malty well balanced but finishes with strange acidic flavor, possibly "skunked" dissapointed because i imagine it is very good normally
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw body with lacing head. Aroma is yeasty with some pepper and earth undertones. Flavour is spicey before turning nice and tart. Nice full bodied flavour without the carbo load you find with some saisons. Finishes with a nice hoppy dryness. Easy and tasty drink.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice yellow color, with a fluffy, white head. Aroma is yeasty, funky and fruity. Flavors are definitely dry, with plenty of yeast and a bit of tart flavors. Finishes hoppy and dry- very nice.
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coarse, heavy, thick, rocky meringue-like head. Nearly clear, yet hazy golden color. Aroma of yeast, hops, malt, and some floral elements. Predominantly yeasty floral flavors with hints of malt and hops. Nice crisp mouthfeel, dry (hoppy) finish. Certainly the greatest example of a Saison Iíve ever had. A prime brew and a prime example of the style.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle -best before 2009- itís fresh. I almost peed myself when I saw this on the shelf at my liqour store having dreamed for years of getting a real bottle of this famous beer. Sadly I was totally dissapointed. The beer starts off wonderfully with a full spicy aromatic nose that sets you up for a wonderful experience. But when I tasted it WHAMO! Holly man, this is what I teach in my judge certification class as being classic baby diapers! And the finish was very dry, mouth pucikering astringent. Iíve brewed with their yeast and found the same faults - I thought the yeast was just off but now I suspect this is the real house character. Too much over the top even for this style for my palate.
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml. Pours cloudy medium gold with a platinum blond head thatís picture perfect--smooth and sculpted; tight heads of bubbles and a sudsy collapse as time goes by. Beautiful mild tart yeast nose. Light, crisp, and refreshing. Lightly spicy, grassy-sweet notes come through in the palate. No finish to speak of, and thatís lovely. This is great stuff. Maybe Iím starting to grasp this whole Belgian thing, finally.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy golden color lots of floaties too. Aroma not so good major skunky horse blankets. Flavor was amazing. yeast malts hops perfect beer.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a good white head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with a hint of coriander. Initially sweet, but with good offsetting bitterness, ending really dry. Some sour fruit notes as well. Good body, dry mouthfeel. A great classic.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw yellow with a fluffy, merainge looking head. Yeasty nose with citrus wheat overtones....some hops too. Herbacious, sharp taste that is well layered. Wonderfully long finish, with grass notes. Iím not a huge fan of this style, but this beer is damn good.