porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass @ the Horse Brass. Poured a beautiful yellow straw color with a thick and creamy white head. Smelled of orange, coriander, and cloves, with a cool funky "cellar" smell. Tasted absolutly delicious. Good hints of peppery spice and orange citrus. A true master of the Saison style.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pop goes the cork and we’re off. Hazy pale orange in color with a super rocky head that just keeps growing. Should have used a trappist glass instead of the tulip, but let’s get on with this... Delectable aroma with spicy pepper, clovers, orange rinds, grapefruit juice, coriander and burlap sacks. Flavor refreshingly steals my heart. Paling, sour and refreshing quaff. Orange crème, lemon herbed butter and pepper complete the textbook execution of what a saison is meant to be. Subtly abrasive on the palate while spiced and crisp. Hard water and other farmhouse elements are all in agreement. Crisp, clean and sour finish. Absolutely lovely.
pintbypint (2746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml brown bottle. Deep gold, held a nice tight 1cm white head. Lots of floating particles. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Medium body. Malty with some yeast flavour. Moderate hops in the finish.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Dupont is usually a guarantee for a top quality product, and this is no exception. Very yellow golden with an almost non-existent head - but the beer is far from flat. Nice fruity head with some citrus in there. Starts citrusy and fresh with a fine, malty body but then you get the very pronounced bitterness in the palate. Hops add balance and harmony to this well composed beer. 190699
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 mL bottle from LCBO. Hazy but brilliant golden colour with a massive pillowy head. Very active body with lots of floaties bouncing around. Aroma is wonderful - yeasty & musty with notes of pepper and apricot. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Flavour is simple, yet complex at the same time, if that makes any sense. I guess I just mean that there are a lot of flavours in there - yeast, hay, papper, apple, citrus - but none of them are overwhelming or confusing on the pallette. A really good, satisfying, refreshing beer - goes down great on a warm summer day or evening, and should also hold up in cooler weather. I’d better stock up while it’s still available here...
pootzboy (1608) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 A clouded honey colored ale with a monstrous billowy cap. lively with soft carbonation, lots of little yeast "floaters" in this drink. Wonderful aroma of spice, mustiness and some sweet fruits. Chewy-musty malts mingle with pear-apricot some berry tastes, attenuated hop citrus and spices..finish is strange: long but dry with lots of berry tastes...a nice saison for summer sipping...mind you, the 250cl bottle is a tease and you need 3 to make a decadent, relaxing, sunset patio experience on a warm summer evening.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dry, fruity and musty, this brew is a nice, refreashing treat. Not overly complex, with some notes of hay, pepper, and apple; spritzy carbonation and snappy tartness. I’m not a huge fan of saisons, but I’m glad I tried this one.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very refreshing. Dry at first but ends up being quite refreshing. Very nice fluffy head.
DerWeg (1535) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Very fresh, yeasty, slightly herbal & grassy, wheaty esters and citric bite, peppery pie spicings. Bit of a Trappist attitude, very complex, touch earthy & musty hops. Silky feel and pretty look. Bitterness does linger on into a hint of sour. I don’t know Saison well but Dupont is obviously well made - entertainingly structured yet approachable, it is full of quirky charm that somehow adds up to "Beer."
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
250ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy yellow colour in the glass with a medium frothy white head. Very strong spice and yeast aroma. Frothy carbonated mouthfeel that tingles. Very interesting taste of spice and neat mix of earthy yeast/hops that makes it strangely bitter - really lingers and is unique - full of citrus as well. What an original tasting beer. I’ll buy lots more of these at this price ($1.95).