ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a big fluffy white head. Yeasty aroma with some bitterness. Taste is spicy with many different flavors. Finish is dry and sour. Very good saison.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, straw yellow color, creamy, bone-white froth atop.
Aroma, a great heady blend of citrus and spice, probably coriander and clove in the lead. Feels quite a bit like a wit, too, with that wheaten element riding high.
Taste: warm, wonderful, spicy texture, smooths out after, but never flags in flavor. Citrus and spice carries through, with plenty of lemon zest and a drizzle of orange, plus loads of yeasty contributions and a never-ending spicy kick.
Thirst-quenching all the way, ending in a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied, but abundant with character.
Damned tasty! A great summery ale, tres sophisticated and quaffable, to boot!
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 On Tap. Poured a hazy yellow with no head. Citrus and banana aromas and tastes with some spices. OK but not as good as some of the other beers I had tonight... 6 4 5 4 14
Re-rate. My how tasts have changed. Citrus, yeast, spices, bananas and some light funkiness. Increased the scores a lot.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Bottle conditioned at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session).A yeasty, peppery, spicy beer.
Sigmund (5730) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl capped bottle simply called "Saison Dupont" (bought in Norway), "Vieille Provision" is apparently used only for the corked bottle, otherwise it must be the same beer. Hazy golden beer with a large head. Lovely farmhouse aroma with spices and tobacco. Spicy and "authentic" farmbrew flavour, which unfortunately soon is overpowered by a strange medicinal bitterness on the the back of my tongue - I’m not sure how much of this bitterness comes from the hops and how much comes from dead yeast cells. This bitterness dominates the long aftertaste.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Monk’s. Man, this one falls off a cliff- starts out pleasantly tart and refreshing, and then disappears in a cloud of yeast.
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden yellow, lovely foaming rocky head. Catty aroma quickly fades. Notable fruitiness is apparent, somewhat peachy, hint of cinnamon or nutmeg. Mint. Flavor is almost alive, with mild peach and mango fruitiness, faint coriander, doughy, caramel candy. Finishes clean and semi-dry. Unfortunately the flavor and aromas adapt unusually quickly...that is, at first the complexity is deep, then the beer becomes one-dimensional, but then if you rest it for a minute, it becomes very complex again. Hoppy bitterness becomes slightly more apparent during adaptation.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draught at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. Orangish pour with a nice fluffy white head. Banana, clove and coriander on the nose. Sharp flavors. Some bitterness, some coriander, nicely spicy. This is delicious. This bar is fabulous, I highly recommend to anyone who loves beer.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just has this on tap at a local pub. Very nice. Fruity - very subtle banana and bubblegum characteristics. Mild spice. Very lively carbonation. Beautiful in the snifter. Totally refreshing and enjoyable.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold body with some orange hues, with a gentle head of white bubbles. Smells of wheat and lightly of clove. Taste is large and sweet like a powerful belgian white. Wheat, alcohol, strong sugars and lemon. Aftertaste is sugar and German hops.