weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a light hazy gold with mild streams of carbonation coming up to the top. Solid white head does not want to yield to the surronding pressure. Spotty and streaky lacing abound.
Smell is of slight barnyard funk mustiness with apple skin, coriander, pepper, and lemon zest with perhaps just a touch of bananas.
Taste is of the same aromas matched with that slight funkiness.
Mouthfeel is dry with some of the lemony zest and coriander peaking quickly before the dry finish.
This is going to be the shiznit when bottled. Only a few weeks away.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft, Phoenixville location. Poured a golden straw with nice 1/2 head. Aroma of banana, spices, belgian yeast. Flavor is ok with a general spicyness, wheat, clove, and with a very mineral finish. Palate was the highling of this beer for me, nice velvety mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer, but it lacks intensity on every front. None of the barnyard/complex flavors and aromas of a true Belgian Saison. As if brewed not to offend anyone. Very clear pour, needs more yeast and funk in there. Where’s the funk?
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Brewery: Strong scent. Smells of cloves, pepper, and other spices. Medium orange in color. No head. No lacing. Tasted sour. Flavors of hops, yeast, pepper, and must. I did not like this (I don’t like the style), so it was hard to drink as far as I am concerned. At least it smelled good.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Leigh Valley Brewfest in Easton, Pa. Nice smooth beer. Satrted sweet then had a dry spicey finish.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, LV brewfest 04. Cloudy yellow, white head. Piney notes in the aroma. Flavor is hoppy and a little funky. Does not seem all that big.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Sly Fox. Not quite clear, hazy yellow/gold. Good white head, and carbonation. Aroma was of sweet, raw bacon (the good farmer's market stuff), other unusual smells including mild, sweet wee wee. (Not negative though, I couldn’t stop sniffing it). Flavor is slightly sweet, tangy, spicey Belgian yeast with a full but mellow clove flavor. Mild hops. Malt flavor was well integrated into the spiciness. Nice, dry finish. Into the med bodied range. I usually avoid the more clovey beers but this was quite good..... Plagiarized: "Musty" is a good deScriptive word for this brew.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 On tap at The Sly Fox. Poured a light yellow with a smaller white head. Spicy, yeasty and citric (lemon) aromas and smells. Lightly sweet.
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Sly Fox: This one was a cloudy, lighter golden color. There wasn’t much head evident. The aroma contains many scents. It was somewhat spicy (mainly corriander). with some fruitiness coming through also(mainly citric and banana). Maybe musty also. A very well balanced taste. Yeasty, bready, spicy, all just in great proportions. A very nice beer.
TAR (2550) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 bottle conditioned; one-and-a-half-year vintage: Yellowish gold. Sticky, fat and fluffy white head. Airy aroma touched with white grapes, peppery/leafy hops, perfume, toasted malt hulls, and leathery yeast. Fluffy, luxuriantly soft carbonation. Elegantly flavored with buttery herb notes and balancing soft malt sweetness. Lots of musty and chalky traits from the vibrant Dupont yeast. Assertively hoppy and juicy finish underlain with soft citrus, moss, honeydew, and bready malt flavors. A brilliantly executed Saison stamped with that unmistakable Dupont house yeast signature. After trying this version, I wonder why he even bothers to keg this stuff. Bottle-conditioning this is the only way to go.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at the brewery. Cloudy blonde with medium head. Spicy coriander and clove with some bitterness. Smooth, decent. However something seems off, maybe something is lacking.