TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Pours a very nice lightly hazy medium golden with a large fluffy white head that left a thick rocky lacing down the sides of the glass. Head also stuck around the whole time. Small floaties. Aroma was a mix of belgian spices, yeast, some tropical fruits, even some darker fruits, lemony and some sugary malts. Flavor was peppery up front with some grains, citrus, farmhouse, yeast, spices and banana. Tingly carbonation at first but then it smoothed out more so than others of the style. Also picked up a light bitterness. I really enjoyed this one. Glad I have another bottle to let sit around for a little while plus the fact that I live so close to the brewery!
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 750mL bottle. Pungent funky aroma, orange rinds and a bit of honey. Dusty and yeasty with a bit of pepper. Mild sweetness. Hazy butterscotch amber, with some floaties, atop which sits a creamy eggshell white lacing head. Medium watery body, with a little chewyness to it, mixed in a medium carbonation profile. Mild fizzy burn on the palate. Starts with a nice wheaty malt sweetness, with orange essence, mild honey, and some funky estery hints. That’s followed by some farmhouse funk and chalky yeastiness leaving a pleasant orangy bitterness in the finish. Not really bitter, but more a chalky drying after the malty sweetness. After is fairly clean but with just enough dry and funky sweet residue to be pleasant. This is a really nice saison, though kind of reminds me of the tripel style for its sweetness. A little spicy.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A beautiful Saison with a strong farmhouse character
How: Bottle 750ml, many times. This rating for a 6 months old bottle, and by far the best one I ever had
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is wild and very countryside, now that’s a Saison! Taste is wild yeast, notes of cobweb, strong farmhouse character, a touch of white cheese (basic swiss cheese type of not-so-tasty cheese). Despite being rather wild the beer remains very crisp. Light tartness/acidic touch at the end to increase drinkability. Very active carbonation. Lively and slightly fluffy body. This is almost as authentic and satisfying as a classic like Dupont Forest. Unlike my genitals my appreciation for wild farmhouse Saisons is very developed.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml poured a lively golden with a frothy thick head. Good body very sweet with hints of vanilla, corriander and honey Best Saison Ive had
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright clear golden color with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy with some yeast and a little sour. Flavor is super smooth, dry but not bitter, and very effervescent. Not very familiar with the style, but this a very good brew.
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/27/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apple skin, pear, lemon zest, grape, grass, straw, floral, clove, light honey, bread, funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, lemon zest, pepper, clove, grape, light honey, grass, straw, bread, light funk, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, grass, straw, clove, pepper, floral, funk, light honey, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast flavors; with a good malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison style! All around excellent balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from Doclock, hopdog.
Pours yelow with a huge lasting white head. Smells perfumey with flowers, some grass, sugar, and lemons as the most obvious. Tastes of wheat, coriander, some really nice rosey elements and a spicey finish. Reminded me of something Fantome would make. Many thanks for this one!
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow with big white, big-bubbled head. Very inviting. Aroma of lemon grass and coriander. The flavor has notes of coriander, lemon and honey, all nicely balanced. A slightly peppery finish and some bitterness. The palate is soft and clean, fresh and perfectly carbonated. Moderate finish. Excellent.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I also think that this beer is highly underrated. One of the best to come out of america in my opinion as well. The banana flavor is amazing. What a great beer.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super cloudy bright orange coloured body with a golden glow and a luscious creamy tan head. Aroma of honey, yeast, grass, hay, coriander seed and sweet toffee. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong pungent wheat and yeast flavours up front with a strong and pleasant spiceyness behind, tucked inside a mellow sweetness at the end. Aftertaste is complex and pleasing - some yeast, a lot of honey and a moderate amount of spice all leads to a drying and enjoyable sweetness. Overall, an amazing beer - complex and very enjoyable. Definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York in 2007 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 28-March-2009.