freekyp (1551) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 All hopped up on Goldings and ready for summer, Sly Fox put their own spin on this classic farmhouse style by adding a plentiful bitter finish courtesy of classic English hops. With a yeasty aroma and towering white head, this brew almost stings the tongue with tight active carbonation, and bop bitterness. Fruity and peppery throughout, this is a very American take on a very Belgian style.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This saison pours a light gold color from a 22 oz special ’wedding gift’ bottle, shared by egajdzis at O’Brien’s. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly spicy, somewhat fruit and sweet. A medium bodied saison. Malts are fruity and sweet, slightly spicy. Sweet and spicy, somewhat floral, with a touch of pepper. Light and refreshing beer. Nice saison. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz special ’wedding gift’ bottle, shared by egajdzis at O’Briens. Pours golden, mostly clear with a large foamy white head. Sweet malty aroma, with yeast and herbs, a little smoke (?), light citrus notes and spice. Flavor featured spice and bitter herbs, earthy notes, a bit of hoppiness and very astringent. Medium body and foamy carbonation.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pale straw, very cloudy, brisk carbonation, large sudsy white head, clumpy lacing. Sweet citrus based yeasty nose, a hint of Tang. Both sweet and tart on the tongue, tangy, bready, but the citrus sweetness is a bit more subtle. Very light pepper. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Sweeter example, less floral, a bit more Tang like powdery flavor. I still enjoyed it. Thanks Steve for the bottle!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03.29.06 750ml bottle. Pale golden with medium but quick white head of large bubbles. Aroma is citrusy wheat with some weediness, little funk, rusty apples and pears. Flavor is a slow starter - up front it’s dry and tart and a bit on the sweet side, fruitier than expected, but as it lingers on the palate, the flavor explodes. Emerging spices are carried by simultaneously emerging eff as the palate’s warmth releases the beauty of this beer, fruits, light honey, floral yeastiness, and mild grasses. The flavor onslaught quickly yields to a quick dry finish. It’s a beer of transistions, which, I suppose, might be construed as complexity - maybe not. I think it’s worth socking a few of these away.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent sized, bright white head of fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Fruity and grassy aroma. Little bit of spices, pepper and lemon. Hazy bright golden orange. Fruity, grassy and a little spicey. Even a hint of smoke in there. Dry with a little tartness. Like biting into a very tart granny smith apple. Something is a little different in there. A little shaper and rougher than many saisons. Finish a tart again with some more apples. A decent saison but a little rough around the edges.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
looks golden orange exactly like it says taste crisp and rich yeasty maybe even a little grassyonly slighty spicey. pretty good overall
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
i can only keep interest in a blonde belgian style, its good citrusy fresh a little tart and the end.
shadey (1953) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright clear golden color with a huge bubbly head. Big lacing. Sweet, and wheaty aroma. Wheaty and yeasty. Flaor is pretty roasty and wheaty.
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aromas are spice, yeast, citrus, with bits of wheat and grass. Flavors are citrus, spice, yeast, malt, hops and yeast. Medium body, and a nice sweetish finish, that eventually turns a little dry. Very nice.