fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jacob (Hildogöltur)
Hazy golden color. Spicy and citrusy malty aroma. Dry mouthfeel, with good malt flavor, spicy, well bitter. Quite complex and interesting. Very good.
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. (From trade with the_epeeist) Pours a nice golden body, slightly hazy, topped by a big, white head. The aroma was a bit disappointing, not that it was bad, it was just not pronounced enough. There’s yeast, hops, cellar, and some sweetness, most the aromas one could wish for, but as said, too subtle. It has a nice, sweet and hoppy flavor with a good bitterness, resin, sugar and a farmhouse touch to it, finishing with a lasting bitterness. Nice, effervescent, medium to fullbodied mouthfeel. It’s 7.4% ABV is well hidden, making it a very drinkable beer, and it’s sure refreshing too. (071228)
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle: Pours unclear yellow/orange with a fine large egg white foam. Aroma is of yeast, wheat, spices & fruits (orange) Just the right amount of spices. Fresh & crisp. Smooth & soft. Filling body. Sparkling carbonation. Dry lasting end! Very nice - but this still misses something compared to the orig. Belgium ones!
TBone (14784) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow, a bit hazy color, floating yeast particles. Fruity, a bit sticky, glueish aroma, Belgian ale like, but perhaps not very Saison-like. Very American style Saison: fruity yeasty, peppery and a bit papery. Not bad, but lacking something .. depth?
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ølbaren - cloudy yellow - white head. Yeasty, citrus, zesty, youghurt, spicy, fruity, milky, sweetness, sugar, white pepper. All the saison caracters, but it needs the crispness & freshness.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque peachy colour. Fresh spicy, peachy, dusty complex aroma. Very dry. Has a lot of musty attic character. Light spice and florals complement this. For me, the dryness is a bit astringent, the yeastiness too dominant and the carbonation too aggressive and distracting.
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is balanced , citrus, orange, hop. Flavour is hop, citrus, orange, yeast, spices. Lovely beer.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours dark hazy gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aromas of funky peach and citrus. Medium body with good carbonation. Flavor is funk and light stone fruit and barnyard. Finishes marvelous. With a little pepper.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Large, fluffy white head that gradually diminishes to reveal a lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rose, orange, some coriander. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, perfume, orange peel, some herbal/grassy, peach. Dry finish. Medium body, light some acidity. But for the sweetness, I would think this excellent.
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy amber with a huge fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy yeasty citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.