hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a clear pale gold with a huge white head that fades halfway pretty quickly, but slows down, and leaves huge chunks of lacing as it goes. nutty malt smell with a lot of coriander, which does a good job hiding the fresh spring morning backdrop that the yeast are trying to create. light fruit (oranges, white grapes, pears, and apples) notes occasionally reveal themselves, but the spice is too assertive for them to play a big role. in the taste, the nutty malt is again the dominant component, and again the spice ruins what appears like it would be a pretty solid ester profile. light, dry finish, some bitterness from the spice, and a bit of some hop bitterness, very little sweetness, fairly light body, kind of a surprising resinous mouthfeel. rather astringent. very bubbly. i didn’t really notice much in the way of tartness, and there’s no noticeable brett, either. it’s a good beer, though my tone might suggest otherwise. i am just personally tired of the beers where the yeast might create a unique and wonderful character but they kill it with too much spice. still, every fan of belgian golden ales ought to give it a try.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not much of a fan of the saisons...at least not yet, but I thought this was really good. A vibrant yellow color with a vigorous carbonation. Lots of spicy yeast in the flavors with all sorts of zestyiness and lemons/cirtus. Very refreshing and even shows a little bit of the funk in the flavors. It was pretty good, highly recommended for a saison and it was very refreshing.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
right up there with any saison out there. nice citrus quality along with the usual spiciness and breadiness seemed over-carbonated in the bottle, lots of foam inside...yet when poured was carbonated perfectly. like another rater said...might not be worth paying more for than dupont for being right around the same quality
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with big white head. Aroma: Yeast and citrus. Flavor: Spices and yeast.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a very large beige head. Belgian yeast strikes you, with some light citrus notes. High in carbonation, and just overall good drinkin. Nice middle session beer.
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured yellow with a pillowy white head. A bit sweet initially, but mellows and balances out nicely. Tart/bitter towards the end but finishes nice and cleanly. Great beer.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber from bob. Thanks! Pours yellow and clean. Pillowy fluff head. Smells are bread, flowers, and ginger. Taste of floral, rusty iron, and dry martinis. A wonderful saison.
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged bottle via trade w/ MrBendo. Bright golden color, slight funk and lots of citrus on the nose, tastes of creamy vanilla and citrus, slightly tart, awesome saison.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden-yellow with a large, white head. Aromas of banana, citrus, clove, and yeast. Flavors of citrus, spices, and some hop bitterness. Very carbonated but has a sort of creamy body.
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, February 2007] Dark yellow/ hazy orange pour. Small quickly diminishing white fizzy head. Aroma is citrusy with notes of lemon and orange peel. Flavor is heavily citrus. Orange and lots of lemon. Finish has medium bitterness.