muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Near-opaque, cloudy light lemon-gold, lasting snowcap, much suspended yeast action. Bit hefe-like in the nose, bananas and cloves, but also hints of pepper, coriander and just a bit of farmhouse. Fairly sweet at first, but dries and gets quickly spicky. Smooth. Hints of vanilla and black pepper, thistle. Dominating and rough-textured in some ways, a bit hard to drink, but quite distinctive.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color with an earthy, barnyard aroma with malt and spice. The taste was a bit sweet with some flavors of tangerine, dirt, grass, hops and spicy peppercorns. Sweeter than I care for.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a lot of hay and a huge yeastyness. Flavor is hay, bread dough/funky belgian yeastyness, with some slight fruit esters. I made a saison and had the yeast explode in my face and this is what it smelled like. If you like the yeast you will like this one.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeast, apple cider and lime aroma. Spritzy light pineapple, cloves and club soda body with a mossy melon-laced finish.
egajdzis (5299) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Bottled, from the brewer, poured a gold color with a large rocky, white head, left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart citrus, yeast, possibly some musty barnyard as well. Taste of orange peel and yeast with a spicy dry finish. Also some citrus (lemon) was noticed in the taste. This was awesome, you REALLY need to try an aged version of this saison, so age those bottles!!
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A complex, well balanced saison. Flavors of yeast, coriander, citrus, and wheat. Finished fairly smooth.
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn’t care for the "strange"spice flavor and also the yeastiness of this beer.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, not as sweet as others, yeast character a little overpowering
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really one of my favorite styles but this was a very good example, golden in color, very good head retention, seemed to be very full bodied, very nice saison