MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Impressions from the tulip glass:
-A veil of foam straddles the hazy blond hay.
-Subtle grain and spicy hoppiness are linked by peeking alcohol for an altogether clean aroma.
-Leafy hop bitterness is well-balanced with the delicately honeyed maltiness and whispering spiciness.
-Fluffy, large bubbles expand in the mouth, and somewhat overshadow some of the flavor display.
-It finishes quite dry with non-distinct supporting hoppiness.
-Of course, this is well-brewed and absolutely authentic (itís a Southampton, after all), but I found it to be austere and lacking in personality or raw flavor. Not as impressive as their regular Saison, or their gorgeous 2006 Triple for that matter.
Bottles and from the tap at Holy Smoke BBQ, in Mahopac.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Cloudy yellow ale with a huge, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Spicy phenols and fuzzy fruit in the predominantly earthy nose; faint notes of vanilla and tangerine. Bitter and tart flavor. Lots of herbal, spicy hops. A touch of funk with no heavy alcohol. Medium to full-bodied with prickly carbonation. Finishes crisp, spicy and medium bitter. <B.Cheers to Growler for splitting this big bottle with me!
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with a massive foamy white head. Aroma is lemony with hints of orange and banana. Taste is zesty lemony with small hints of pear,orange and banana. Quite refreshing.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light golden color nice head amazing lacing. Aroma was fruity, and sweet, yeast. Flavor was of light fruits apples pears, some peper in there as well. Aftertaste was bitter.
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dammit! I hate it when I am told that I am too verbose. Sometimes I just canít help it, the beer is just too damn good.
sorry for the cross pollinization
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golded...slightly cloudy. Aroma is oranges, spices, and some banana. Flavors are fruit, spices, yeast, banana, with lots of carbonation. Is more dry and sharp than expected. I like to age one for a while and see if it softens any.
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Thanks, Luiss! Pours cloudy coppery dark amber. Comically massive head; lots of fizzy white bubbles that settle down to a rich film with intermittent lacing. Nice looking stuff, if not quite playmate of the month material. Huge nose of the usual oranges, coriander, some nutmeg, a little banana and fresh grass. Aggressive attack: medium body, sharply fizzy carb, assertive flavors. Mid palate of all the usual suspects from the aromatics: orange, coriander, nutmeg, grass, banana. Clean, lightly herbal finish. Hard to tell thereís hop in here. Very freshing and satisfying. Delicious beer. Way to go Southampton once again.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden color, pils malt looking, lots of foamy white head, incredible retention, very nice lacing, nice rings. Lots of yeasties at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma was fruity esters, sweet candy, yeast, light grass. The flavor was apples, peaches, coriander, pepper, yeast, saaz? hops. Mouthfeel was significantly carbonated, somewhat dry, bitter finish, not a bad saison. Slightly hot alcohol for the style. Little bit of banana with warmer temperatures.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with a very large white head. The aroma was yeasty and dusty with some spice and fruitiness. Fruity flavor of pear and citrus with some more yeasty spices on the finish. Lively mouthfeel and a dry finish.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy Orange brown, with a huge, rocky white head. Herbal, grassy aroma - very bread, even a little corny, as well. Flavor is earthy, grassy, and herbal - oregano, perhaps? Nice earthy, dirty texture throughout. Winey notes as it warms. Really good right now, I need to get some more to see how it ages. Thanks, Secret Santa!