MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, 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 (3502) - 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
LearninBeer (447) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was great, kinda grain smell. The head was creamy, white and had good lacing. The body was cloudy and amber-orange in color. The initial flavor was sweet and finished sweet with an almost spicy feeling later.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange gold color with a fluffy near-white head. Looks a lot like a belgian white actually. Smells and tastes a lot like a belgian white too... hmmm... Not at all what I was expecting...
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 In the bottle. A fossil like white head with decent retention. It’s not my first so a bit of the wonder is gone. But is still a bit of light in the midst of winter. It has the obvious cloudy yellow with the quick carbonation of a champagne. The greatness is not in the aroma here but in the taste. The start is bitter and crisp with great citrus notes. But as you get nearer to the bottom and as it warms it really unfolds and smooths out. It may be a bit too dry for some but the balance of spice and citrus really rewards especially in the end. I find that it is better to let the bottle warm to bring out the true nature. The six and a half ABV won’t cripple, so you you can easily have another. Cheers.
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy; orangey coloured, medium-sized creamy, firm head, stable; strong fruity nose (citrus, orange, orange peel), herbal hops; in the beginning slightly sweetish fruity-bitter flavour, becoming quickly drier towards the herbal-fruity finish, lingering herbal-bitter aftertaste. A very complex, warming, well rounded Saison. Delicious !
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Kinz on 05/02/2009. Cloudy orange body with a medium frothy white head. Floral and light fruity aroma. Dry floral, spicy and light fruity flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 7/2/7/3/15 - 3.4
02/10/2006: Hazy yellow color with a white head. Banana and spice aroma and a similar flavor. 7/3/8/3/14 - 3.5
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Strong yeasty aroma with banana notes. Yasty flavor with cilantro and some spice. The body is nice and coats the tongue.