canary dog (694) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity/yeasty taste. Satisfying, but not too cloying in any way. Tastes like an authentic European saison type ale.
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear orange color (second pour of bottom of the bottle produced more of an amber color with yeasty cloudiness) with an ok initial head that thinned pretty quickly for the style (ie. weak overall appearance). Aroma was of coriander and spice, almost like a witbier, except for minor funk. Flavor was light funky earthy, sweet wheat, coriander, and other yeasty phenolic spices (a touch of pepper). Perhaps a tad too sweet and sticky underneath the saison flavors, but good stuff (nice price too!).
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich golden body with some visible pale yeast flocks and a uniform, sudsy white head. Aroma has lots of sweet, honey-like malt, peppery phenolics, and some bubble gum. Lots of underattenuated base malt in the flavor and substantial, somewhat astringent bitterness. Unrefined, with little intriguing depth to put it anywhere near the league of a really good saison.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a whit ehead. Aroma is of yeast, fruits, spice, coriander. Flavor is much of the same, with the yeast, spices and coriander coming though. Very smooth, with an excellent aftertaste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Frothy, white head, with nice lacing. Golden orange color, slight haze. Very yeast aroma, slightly sweet malt nose, hint of spice. Flavor is fruity and yeasty and very delicious. Very good beer, with a slight alcohol aftertaste.
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thick head for a belgian with a strong yeast smell with an orange fruity undertone. Good with a smooth aftertaste
IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice orange color with a white head. Fruity aroma with a nice yeast, fruit and spice flavor, a fine example of a saison.
zathrus13 (1735) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, with a white head. Aromas are fruit, yeast, and spice. Flavors are spice, yeast, fruit, and malt. Doesn’t seem exactly like a saison, but it good anyway.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 bottle from Tom (oldgrowth) Thanks! Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries, if not my favorite. Pours out an orange color with a thick white head. Smell is fruity and earthy, full of yeast and malts. Taste is rich and smooth, very easy to drink. Goes down so easily I could almost chug it. This is the best saison I have ever drank, hands down. Smuttynose is almost a reason for this southern boy to move to New Hampshire. Simply awesome. VERY underrated on this site. Thanks so much for this one Tom!!
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, sedate yellow pour with a dingy white head. Smells like sour bologna, but not in a bad way really. Some light lemon notes. A nice watermelon tang. Wet lettuce flavor I don’t like, dusty, toffee, and poppies seed. Dry peppermint flavor with an orange peel flavor that lasts.
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