pootzboy (1677) - Hopville, 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. Iím not a huge fan of saisons, but Iím glad I tried this one.
redlight (2318) - 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 (1570) - 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 donít 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 (3000) - 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. Iíll buy lots more of these at this price ($1.95).
diabel (1650) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Clear, yellow body with a white, frothy head, which diminishes mostly. Nose of hops and yeast. Moderately bitter flavour. Very lovely beer.
CamdenD (1135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cloudy hazy look in the glass to this beer. Full of spice and grass on the tongue. The aroma was a bit dissapointing, I thought, too much lager-smell, but that well could be because of the bottle (375ml), so I gave the beer the benefit of the doubt.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained as part of the summer beer fest. Tasted in dimple mug. Appearance is light yellow, slightly cloudy with a thin but sustained white head. Aroma is very spicy with a hint of subtle complexity. Flavour is well balanced with equal parts dry, sweet and hoppy. Very nice indeed.
blankboy (6920) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle, labelled only as "Saison Dupont" with no "Vieille Provision" on the label. So íMenís Journalí called this the best beer in the world, thatís quite a lot to live up to. Letís see: Pours a cloudy amber with a large fizzy white head. Some sediment. Aroma has a Belgian wheat beer smell. Citrus, grapefruit, banana, bubble gum and wine. Slightly too carbonated for my taste. Flavor is quite bitter and moderately sweet. Not quite the best, far from actually, but itís pretty good and I enjoyed it. Iíll get it again.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle (300ml). Extremely lively, big head, white, rocky. Lots of post-pour bubbles, like champagne. Wan, cloudy lemon colour. Odour very like Unibroue Blanche de Chambly - mild yeasty wheat beer nose with lemon oil, camphor, ash. Flavour? bitter, bitter - pine or spruce tang, some ash, lemon oil - very aggressive bitter finish. Good patio beer for hop-heads - not really my thing. Update July27/07 - what WAS I thinking?! Simply amazing yeast, light sourness and funk, backbone of caramel malt and light fresh sweet spice, cloudy, floaties, complex yet easy to quaff -great beer.