mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear deep amber with a pillowy off white head. bready and spicy aroma with caramel hints. flavour is very much the same with a nice, mildly bitter dry finish. quite good.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather sweet, with a strong apple flavor. Some odd metallic notes. Nice black pepper spice flavor. Finishes with some rather extreme bitterness.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very spicy, crisp, a bit slight malt finish...typical of the style.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, transluscent, long-lasting head. Very nice smell: faint strong-hop aroma, reminiscient of a USA west-coast IPA but not nearly as overbearing. Slight spiciness in the flavor combined with a very well-balanced sweet maltiness. Delightful complexity, excellent sweet finish. This rating is dedicated to my ex-girlfriend Suzy, who always called me a ’sillyhead’ in honor of this cute 5-year old voice that I can do.
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker than other saisons I’ve had, tending a little towards a flanders red with a pleasantly sour undercurrent to the strong maltiness. Filmy but consistent head. Very tasty but finished slightly unpleasant, leaving a metallic quality in the mouth.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cool light brown to red color. tiny head. very fruity flavor always returns in the end of the taste to a hint of malt on the middle of the tongue.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Redish brown color. Small spindll head. I think I tasted iron on the start. Mild flavors of fruit. I’ll try another and re-rate.
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had a really nice auburn color with a nice head. Soft tones with pears, plums, citrus.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a splendiferous ruby red, the head prodigious, beige, the lace is thick-bodied and long lasting. The nose is spicy sweet, malty, even a tad musky. Front is ambosial, the top light, the finish is parchingly dry, temperately acidic, docilely hopped, and a quite good beer and well worth the sample. Ranks a quite respectable #291 on my current 1000 beer master list.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done saison. Spicy, nice hops, slightly dry in finish.