Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 I cant believe I had never had this beer before. I have always seen it on the shelves and never thought anything of it. Maybe its becuase of the boring label. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. For a 6.5% beer it was exceptionally drinkable even on a hot summer day- as it was yesterday (90 degrees) The head was very large and lasted throughout the beer. Nice light hazy color with lots of effervescence which makes it very refreshing. Aroma is slightly musky with lots of spiciness, some clove and a little fruity as it warmed. While it was good cold- it did get a lot better as it warmed and revealed its complexity. I will definately stock up on this for the rest of the summer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked & Caged 750 mL; 2003 version (1 year old): incredibly dense, heavy white meringue. Translucent golden yellow with tiny bubbles rising though the body that make the suspended yeast particles dance. . . Light yeasty aroma with a hoppy grassiness, flower petals, and a musty leather. Lively carbonation that tingles the lips immediately. Outrageous complexity: sour cherries, mixed with a dull lemony iron, cracked pepper, and dry yeast. The amazing carbonation, dry sourness, musty complexity and earthy qualities make this the Saison on which all other should be compared. . .truly great.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 golden orange color, big head and an aroma mixed with spice and fruits. Great mody with a good refeshing finish(dry). Not exceptionnal, but a good brew.
Eructoblaster (3285) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly nice orange-gold cloudy body topped with a non less amazing white fluffy head that lasts until the end. Complex floral and fruity aroma (mainly citrus) with some notes of spices and coriander. Mouthfeel is hard to describe. Taste evolves from a sweet, fruity and oily attack to a long, dry and bitter (close to sourness) finish you can feel deep down your throat. Since I’ve been enough lucky to find a dark bottle, that sample wasn’t deteriorated, wich made it far more pleasant than my previous experiences with that excellent beer.
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured golden with big fluffy head and a lot of lacing.aroma yeasty, floral, citrus,musty and a hint of alcohol.flavor fruity spice, orange hints of pepper with a touch of lemon.a little dry at the end . I have a a saison from a local brewry and it was nothing like this. this was a pretty descent beer
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Toronado, 05.22.04 Cloudy hay color, thick, frothy head. Aromas of light fruits, some sourness, plum, lime, underripe apple. Something chivey or garlicy about the stuff that is not at all unpleasant. Grapeskin astringency is cheel puckering but really compliments the flavor. Very fresh and raw tasting.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma, malty, a little dry, bit spciy, some dusty attic. More dryness in the finish although not overly so.
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a huge clear golden brew (after the cork blew out of that one) with a huge head with medium retention. Aroma is a mix of spice and malts with some citrus flavour being omnipresent. Taste is like a good Belgian ale with again the citrus flavour really coming out of that one. Carbonation is good with excellent medium body. Overall, a very good example of the saison style. The only downside is that the green bottle doesn’t seem to keep the beer very well. I’ve had too many bad past experience of this beer being skunked. I have another bottle of that batch that I will try to age.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This puppy pours a radiant golden/orange body and an amazing fluffy cream hued head! Beautiful presentation! I can’t get over the amazing creamy features of that whipped cream head!
The aroma is airy and relaxing… reminds me of a country summer evening for some reason. Noting: Wheat and Hay, lemons and orange, plums and a biscuity maltyness on top.
The flavor also brings a citrus resemblance, some horse stables, and some wet grassy meadows after a summer rain. This beer evokes more imagery for me than it does any tangible flavor mentions?
The mouth feel is oily.. with a sharp DRY citric and yeasty barnyard finish. A very delightful beer, airy and unique… Would be a great accompaniment to an aged hunk of Stiltion or Maytag Blue Cheese!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in colour with a huge head. Aroma is yeast with a touch of spice. Flavour is yeasty, earthy, fruity and lightly bitter with a long dry finish.