CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl at home while studying. Cork pops out on its own as soon as the cage is off. Pour is a very slightly hazy light gold, with a billowing white head that compacts to almost a whipped egg white cap. Aroma is some crisp malt, floral and spicy hop and yeast character. Light white fruit. Taste is quite similar, with perhaps more fruit. Lots of floral character, with a white pepper spice finish. Fair amount of yeast character. Mouthfeel is spritzy and intensely dry. Very, very nice beer, not a ton of the funky complexities in a young bottle such as this one....guess that means I have to dig up an old rate or just buy more to hide away!
BRW (580) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Spice, yeast and grass aroma. Spice, wheat, malt, sweet and grass taste. Medium body.
NatKadaw (80) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid excellently refreshing beer with a champagne dryness and mild funk. Orange peel and yeasty flavors, a pleasure to drink
wouterv (5) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a big white head. Smells fresh, some lemon, maybe some other citrus notes. This is very refreshing, not too heavy and greatly balanced. Excellent on a sunny day. For this price, it is difficult to find a better beer. Highly recommended!
daveddec (12) - - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a hazy yellow with thick head and a lot of carbonation. Has a light aroma with some hops. Light, but has a lot of carbonation. It tastes grassy and crisp.
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Hazy yellow with medium head. Armoa is spicy with light hops. Flavour has coriander, citrus, banana and hops. Yeasty finish.
gripweed57 (492) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy honey gold color topped by a big rocky white head. Fresh lemon citrus, yeasty malt aroma. Wonderful tangy wheat-like malt flavor has the slightest barnyard funkiness. Very refreshing and flavorful. Notes of hay, tangerine, coriander and mustard seed. Pleasantly balanced with spicy, pink peppercorn hops in the finish. This a world classic and a must have for saison lovers.
fitwitchik (130) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass a cloudy lemon with a huge thick white fluffy head.
Aroma is a luscious beautiful earthy grassy feel with a touch of sweetness.
Flavor is barnyard perfection. Very slight malty sweetness but a stronger dry citrus. Highly carbonated.
Outstanding in pretty much every level. The farm ale funk is done very well here. Makes my top 5 of Saison list.
exeter (145) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, dull, light golden-orange in colour, huge frothy clingy white head that clings to the glass, flowery and yeasty aromas. Sour sweetness with flavours of grass and wheat then spicy yeast. Light body and very carbonated, clean, crisp peppery finish.
njnut (122) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this is the start of it all. Poured at tasting. Slightly cloudy golden color with white head and lace. Aroma is spring in a bottle. Yeasty, wheaty with grass. Fruity taste from the Alsace Triskel hops used in 2013. I bought a bottle for my collection. Interesting and refreshing. Very much enjoyed. I also love the simple label.
coyforce (463) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brew. Original Saison beer and this is a great tasting seasonal. Good to taste the original inspiration for so many saisons that followed.