SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a bright redish color with a white foamy head. Nose is light apricot, some pepper hints, more dried fruit notes, and some light yeast notes. Palate is full with some tingly carbonation. Flavors of light dried fruits, some yeasty notes, a nice sweetness with a bit of sugar and honey.
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle: A clear gold pour with a nice bleach white head that lingers. Aroma of yeast, gum, a bit of banana and coriander. The tastes matches the aroma and has a medium body that is creamy on the palate. Great lacing all the way down the glass. Clean finish. A nice Saison and one of the better American versions of the style.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber.. golden pour with a fizzy white head . aroma of yeast and banana ,very sweet . good sweet yeast flavor with a peppery spice bite. a little bitter at the finish .medium bodied,smooth and easy drinking. good brew for the summer .
HighGateGuy95 (13) - Keene, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (2006) An array of of fruityness even a wiff of olives. Thick long-lasting creamy color head. Color is a light amber/golden though not totally clear, grainy bits can be seen floating about. Body is light and hits fresh and clean, very crisp and refreshing. There are some nice "earthy" tones but I still get the distinct taste of olives. It reminds me a bit of the Wheat wine Ale only with a crisper, cleaner finsih. An excellent hot-day brew.
OldGrowth (2758) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet and spiced. coriander, banana, dough. orangy gold color, good head that faded quickly. Ok lacing. Flavor is like aroma though with a bitter, lite pepper and vine, addition. Medium body, a lite creamy yet oily mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Good brew.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HDG. Deep yellow in color with a nice white fluffy head. Sweet and yeasty aroma. Coriander notes. Banana and spicey flavor. Clove, peppery. Very smooth. Finish is spicey. Tasty. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HDG. Apricot with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and estry. Taste is banana and light pepper. Smooth and tasty. A good american attempt.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle via trade with DocLock - Thanks Jeff! - Pours dark amber with a nice fluffy white head that stayed pretty well and laced the sides of the tulip well and bubbles rise to the top from the bottom. Aromas of yeast, dough, spice, and floral hops. Flavor is quite earthy notes of yeast, dough, spice, pleasant floral hops and even a touch of candi sugar. Palate is light airy and smoothly drinkable. This is good stuff. I’m really finding myself liking this style more and more the more that I try!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Winooski Beverage (May 2006), imbibed at cellar temperature or slightly below to start, from a La Chouffe tulip. A largish soft, creamy fine-bubbled off-white head tops the pale luminous clear golden body and leaves rich thick residue as it quite slowly decays....very fruity, soft, herbal-accented aroma, mandarin oranges and apricots, fennel and a bit of thyme amongst the damp earthy wafts.....the body is unsurprisingly quite sweet, lightly alcoholic with a somewhat syrupy feel throughout, a bit too sugary really with some character of unfermented sugar and none of the dryness towards the finish that you’d associate with the style, though the same loamy damp noticed in the aroma works for me....lightly smoky, citric (sweet oranges) and a touch bitter towards the end....the yeast seems more appropriate to a tripel, more sugary-caramel-sweet and ripe-fruity with barely a hint of grassy roughness....drinkable with a nose much more appealing than the flavor.
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful bright orange color - initial aroma of lemon zest and orange, quickly overtaken by tart yeastiness, herbs/grass/hay, and a light toastiness - big time herbal flavor, with some hints of wheat and other grain -mild sourness, balanced by a gentle malt sweetness - coriander, orange peel, some pear/peach flavors - mild yet complex, as any great saison should be - impressive.