IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey colored with a foamy but quickly disapating head. Complex tart, musky scents. A delicious sweet & sour flavor, fruit and candi sugar up front with a tart bite in the middle. Lip smackingly wonderful. This is my first Saison, you can bet I will be looking for more!
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold color, very cloudy. Large white foamy head. Aroma is musty, barnyard and funky. A medium bodied saison. Malts are fruity, funky and musty. Old leather cobwebs and a funky floral flavor abound. Smooth taste. A touch of hop spiciness at the finish, Most definitely a saison. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly spicy.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden color, heavy spicy sweet fruity aroma and taste, light body, light bitter finish.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful bottle pours forth a beautiful brew: hazy orange body, with streams of carbonation, suspended solids, and a giant creamy white head. Aroma is crisp, sweet, fruity and floral with a substantial skunkiness. Wonderful spicy, floral flavor with strong sweetness from the malts balanced beautifully by grassy/citrusy notes from the hops, trailing off to a delicate finish of sweet perfume. My first saison, and a truly wonderful beer.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with a huge white head. Slightly skunked aroma - damn green bottles - but you also get spice, a fresh citrusy aroma, yeast. Citrus, pepper, old hop, yeast, and bready flavors. Lively carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is surprisingly faint, just hints of fruit and yeast. First sips are slightly sweet, but ends very dry. Rather light bodied; full of citrus flavors and doughy yeast.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold, some small yeast particles, and a big rocky white head. Aroma is yeasty, slightly peppery and musty. Great dry finish after a sweet and slighly tart beginning.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark gold, yeasties, HUGE rocky white head. Complex aroma that came off with a fresh white pepper, spicy lemon bread, tangerine, with a very light barnyard funk to it. This ale is well balanced, yet nicely bittered to round it out. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, super dry, peppery citirc finish. A true gem that kicks much ass! Top notch....
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.25 bottle. Cloudy blonde color with huge whit head that lasts. Fruity aroma with hints of yeast. Malty flavor with a pleasent dry finish.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tutored tasting with Italian beer expert Lorenzo "Kuaska" Dabove..
Hazy golden colour, rocky white head, mostly lasting. Strong hoppy (peppery) on a delicate aroma of honey, tropical fruits (avocado).
Taste gives bitter herbal flavor, honey and bread dough. Great bitter aftertaste. Medium body, long finish.