kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer reminded me an awful lot of Duvel, but niot quite as good. Poured to a highly carbonated golden yellow, with thick pilowy white head that lasted the entire beer, and left excellent lacing. Aroma was floral with hints of grass and citrus. Flavor was a very good hodge-podge of many flavors..floral, grassy, some fruit, hint of spice and yeast. Left a very good, smooth finish. Not necessarily my favorite style, but this was a damn good beer.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 A Mes rate: Draught at Lowlander. Dark hazy blonde with a slim but perfectly formed white head. Superb aroma. Lovely hops, vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, light rosemary and a lick of coriander. Very noseable. Spicy, hoppy and grassy flavour. Plenty of bite. Wonderfully creamy. Very slight sweetness. Bitter hoppy finish with an ever so pleasing delicate sting. Wonderful lick of lingering malt right at the end giving it excellent balance.Crisp, dry and wonderfully clean. Stunning stuff. ***ORIGINAL RATE*** (27/8/2006) 75cl bottle form the Belgian Belly. 7/3/7/4/15
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps I was just not in the mood for an estery, peppery fruity horseblanket, wild yeasty beverage at the time I tried this one, but regardless this would definitely not make the list of my favorites for this style.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color – white thin head – nose harsh sour green apple, ginger - taste of sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry
BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a bit of a skunky odor when I popped the cork -- wished they used something other than a green bottle.
Huge, thick, white foamy head -- had to wait a bit for it to settle.
Somewhat bubbly, citrusy (is that a word?) and fruity, a bit weak on the hops and malt. My first Saison, so not sure how to rate it in comparison to others -- good but not great, I suppose.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a large foamy head. Fruity, spicy, and slghtly sour aroma. Seet amd sour flavor. Nothing special.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Pours a nice cloudy yellow with a big head. A nice flowery citris aroma and taste.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 This is available in 4-packs now in Alberta, although the label design is different than that pictured here. Dirty golden yellow, cloudy. Huge pillowing head. Spicy yeasty aroma. Sweet fruit (like pears or white grapes) with a musty yeastiness. Very good.
Habanero (4024) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours hazy and pale golden with a white, medium sized, fizzy head, that is short lasting, but with nice lacing. Nose of yeast, coreander and grape fruit notes. Flavour of the same ingridienses and lemon, weak malt and hops too. Medium bodied. Dry pleasant finish. Crispy, enjoyable and well balanced.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at WBF in Raleigh. Very yeasty, in aroma. Orange, large head, hazy. Flavor is fruity, yeasty, and tasty. Spice at end. Lots of carbonation, and makes it fizzy with the spices.