GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells cidery. Sweet and yet hoppy flavor, characteristic of a saison. No head. Orange color, cloudy with small bubbles.
hophead75 (2010) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Re-rate based upon 2007 version: 22 oz bottle, pours a hazy light orange in color with a medium to large off white head. Aroma: Alot of dupont yeast: must, citrus esters and hops, peppery spice, light notes of honey. Taste: Citrusy fruit and musty, lightly funky dupont yeast mix nicely with a light honey sweetness and peppery spice. Medium bodied, finishes with spice and light citrus. A really good, american made saison.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Bomber. Poured an orange color with a frothy white head that lasted and produced thick lacing. The aroma was of fruits, spices and a slight citrus background. The flavor found apples and other fruits mixed with spices. Medium body, sweet throughout, and even carbonation. It reminded me more of a dubbel or even a triple more than a saison but very nice none the less.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 (22 oz. bottle (2006) from Downeast Beverage Co.) This pours a hazy orange with a sort of fizzy small off-white head that recedes to a film. Aroma of wheat malt, I didn’t pick out anything else. Spotty light lacing. Mouthfeel refreshing, kind of fizzy. A little sticky feeling too. This seemed pretty well-carbonated (lots of burps). Flavor mostly of wheat malt, but also peaches and white grapes particularly as it warms a little. Kind of has a wine feel to the flavor. Some sourishness as well. The light peach taste is in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. Good but didn’t blow me away or anything. UPDATE (7/17/10): Based on a ’07 bottle that was cellared for a couple of years. This one was excellent - caramel, light fruitiness, hops and yeast with a touch of alcohol warmth - very well-balanced, mellow, sweet, tasty and refreshing. New rating is an average of the two scores.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at WAH. Smallish frothy head, diminishing slowly. Amber/gold with some cloudiness. Aroma bready wtih banana, spice and citrus. Spicy, sweet and lemony flavor with some slight yeast and lemon on the finish. Pretty good.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold body with a pillow white head. Nose is melon, spice (pepper), a bit of corriander, almost a hint of doughy malt. Wonderful explosion on the tongue - melon, light clove, pepper, orange, corriander, lavendar. A bit of earthiness in the fruity corriander finish. Very much reminiscentg of a triple. Great creamy mouthfeel.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with and courtesy of gputty. Dark gold pour, a bit orange. Mildly fruity, somewhat bready. Lots of esters and spices (coriander, clove). I agree with some of the previous raters - somewhat dubbelish. Slightly dry in the finish.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber. Pours a golden orange with off white head. Nose is bready, doughy, darker fruits and light spices. Flavor follows nose with some caramel hints. Lively mouth feel with a dry finish. Pretty good, but more closely resembles a dubbel in my book.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy glowing orange body topped by a collapsing foamy white-yellow tinged head. The aroma is citrsuy, yeasty, spicy, and sweet. Has some tripel qualities to it in the aroma. The flavor is not bad, light rough alcohol towards the end but before that there is some nice spice and citrus. Needs more funk. As with the aroma there are some shades of a tripel here. Maybe the yeast, not sure but definitely something. Nice palate, prickly dry medium bodied. Not sticky or too full. Quite refreshing. A good effort at a great style. A bit less sweetness and bit more funk and this would be outstanding.
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear(despite being bottle conditioned), deep gold appearance with a thick head that faded rather quickly but left good lacing. Soft fruit aroma, accentuating the yeastyness, with a slight medicinal note at the very end. Taste was fairly sweet, turning a bit spicier as it warmed. Smooth, medium-bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol catches up fast as it finishes. Side note: the label was a beauty.