Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large fluffy off-white head of fine bubbles. Reduces to a wavy, dense 1/4 thick foam. Tons of carbonation. Spicey, yeasty, grassy, typical saison aroma. Color is a medium golden orange. Clean and very smooth taste. Little fizzy palate. Light malts and a hint of alcohol. More spices and light lemon. This is some very tasty stuff. Dry and slightly bitter. Creamy butter in the flavor. Dry and lingering bitter finish. Darn, this is a very tasty stuff. A little on the expensive side but worth it once in a while.
thornecb (4709) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Pours bright gold into a tulip. Fluffy bright white micro head top hats above the rim. Spicy honey and caramel aromas. Heavily carbonated sweet honey with a lasting alcohol finish. I’d be interested in seeing how this ages and mellows - but not enough to pay another $12.99.
pineypower (2666) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found this gem in my local beer store which was a shock, but was I surprised. Pours out a cloudy golden color with a small lively white head. Aroma is of some yeast and some spice. Nice mouthfeel taste is complex and a bit refreshing. Notes of vanilla, orange peel, lemon and some yeasty notes. Finish was of some dry spices with a very slight alcohol burn. Excellent beer in a style I’m starting to like more and more.
anders37 (18731) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white head. Malty yeasty spicy aroma. Dry malty yeasty flavor with some spicy hints. Dry malty yeasty finish with a long bitter aftertaste. A nice saison.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep yellowish-golden with a fully lasting, fluffy, three-fingered white head. The aorma is spicey. Flavor has a slight sour touch but is overall spicey with light hopish bitterness and a bit of fruit and malt.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ginormous off white head. sour lemony smell. dark yellow color reminiscent of cider. it tastes like spice and lemons whatever that means. has an alcohol burn
SpringsLicker (3223) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a thick creamy head that throws off a funky Belgian aroma.
Starts slightly tart with some sweetness underneath. No hops.
A bit thin.
I think I liked the old in-house bottled regular saison better.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cloudy yellow appearance with a very large head. It was quite the struggle to pour this into the clear plastic cup at the Motel 6. A spicy, coriander, apricot, and pear aroma. The flavor is quite tangy with some oranges, peaches, apricots, and alcohol showing. A nice warming and sour finish. This was a good one!
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Poured a hazy golden color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, light spices of coriander and cardamom, and a yeastiness. The taste was a bit sweet, with lemon meringue, grassy hops, yeast, citrus fruit, black pepper, and alcohol. I’d imagine a year or so with this will really work wonders.
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this over the course of the weekend and I wish I could remember it better. i remember thanking god that it didn’t taste too much like super sour funk saisons. that being said, i still don’t really care for the style.