NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Tap, Maproom. Decent enough, reminiscent of a nice light wheat with some fruity character. Not too much to say about this one.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 30 May, 2005
Very complex but still light in body even at this strength. Nutty, sweet and excellent to nachos... Fruity, easy going with many qualities.
cathcacr (645) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicccce experience. Some cross between a Tripel, a Golden, a Pilsener. Green bottle produced a skunky aroma on first popshot when uncorked, but not much aroma after that. Poured with an amazing head that wouldnít go down. Cloudy gold. Dry, grassy. Tingly mouthfeel but smooth finish. Quite enjoyable. Iím pleasanty surprised to see that the siteís most prolific raters seem to be in close agreement with me on this one.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy sunflower yellow pour with a tall fluffy white head and plenty of lacing. Sweet citrusy & slightly yeasty aroma. Sweet but light flavor of bread, yeast, citrus (oranges), vanilla & even a hint of banana. Finish was fairly oily (in a good way) and otherwise clean. I enjoyed this ale though Iíve seen some pretty unflattering reviews. Perhaps this ale is a bit picky about itís storage/transpotation environment and there may be a few too many bad bottles out there. If thatís the case, Iím glad I got a happy bottle.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Murky yellow with a large white head. The aroma of skunked hops filled the room as I poured it. There is a slight bready and malt aroma when I hold the glass to my nose bbut itís overwelmingly skunky. Fizzy mouthfeel. Malt and yeast flavors. Notes of lemon and even a little spice. Actually tastes alright as long as you donít inhale while drinking. I hope to re-rate soon.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Man o man, if this is a "classic Belgian farmhouse ale," I need to stay the hell away from farmhouses when Iím in Belgium next month. Cloudy yellow color with a foamy thick head. Very dry mouthfeel, almost overly so. The flavor? Apart from the obvious citrusy-ness, I donít know if "ass" can be a proper deScriptor, but I passed it around the table at the bar I was having this and my fellow RateBeerians all used the same word to describe it. It took me a while to choke it down (I wasnít letting $7 go to waste), but geez, my girlfriendís PBR never looked so delish before.
highlandlad (1452) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic summer drinking - a genuine summer ale with some real weight. Thank the beer Gods for the Belgians. Poured an unfiltered cloudy lemon colour, with a lasting pillowy head. The nose is fresh, fruity and yeasty.
Remarkable palate - light and fizzy on the tongue but dry and forceful in the finish. Some initial caramel malt alongside tart citric characters. Very drinkable for its 6.5% abv. A personal favourite. (Bottle)
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredible beer, soft, creamy, smells amazing, goes down so smooth, each sip is nirvana, gotta be one of the worldís great beers. Looks great too!!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy straw pour with a lofty, rocky head and fresh, light citric (lemon, mainly) scents... this is a fine saison. Itís got a base of light, toffee-like malts, a fresh grassiness, a lemony tartness, and just the right amount of barnyard mustiness. Alcohol tickles the tongue on the long, dry finish. I can see spending a night with this brew.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky yellow with a huge egg-white looking head. Smells grassy, yeasty, and maybe a little skunky. No skunk in the flavor though. Very carbonated and refreshing. Sourness up front and some bitterness in the finish. Slightly citrusy and light grassy/hoppy in flavor. I like this one. If not for the slight amount of skunk aroma, this would be fantastic!