RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle into a belgian-style goblet. The ale had a nice appearance and aroma. The taste is what you would expect from a american-belgian collaboration, very yeasty with a nice hoppy nose.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Maproom. Orange-tan with a big off-white head. Sweet, sugary aroma, some herbal yeasty nuances. A rich Belgian Golden Ale with a steady hop bitterness. Sweet, but not really sticky or heavy. Creamy, balanced finish. Well done, but rather subdued and simple.
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dirty pineapple blonde with a floral citrus aroma and a thin beige head. There is a very clean carbonated light malt flavor with lots of spice and yeast. Very refreshing.
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfectly opaque lemon-drop color with huge soapy sudsy white head. Aroma has peary esters with some effervescent lemon. Taste is edgy... spicy, relatively acidic, almost lemony like a berliner mixed with a golden strong. The spice and the vigorous carbonation prick the tongue and make it hard to read at first. $12/750
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light golden color/ frothy white head. Dry hay, dry spice aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Nice dusty pale malt, dry spice, earthy hop flavors.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego. Hazy golden yellow with effervescent head. All the proper things a Belgian/Saison should be. Iam actually suprised to see it listed as a Belgian strong. Lots of lovely light spiciness, high citrus, and hay. Bright clean finish, with citrus/lemon and almost a white pepper effect. Lovely.
mcberko (7248) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Bottleworks, pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grains, straw, pear, a little citrus and spice. Flavour of sour apples, pear, licorice, yeast and bready malt. Very solid.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pear, citrus, light earthiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, pineapple and citrus with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3247) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Waldo Pizza. Light, hazy straw-yellow color with a white head. Earthy aroma with some sweetness, yeast and banana. Similar flavor but added a little spiciness; also a creamy, silky mouthfeel. Very nice.
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 750 mL bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a hazy, yellow-orange appearance. Yeasty, strong Belgian, and alcoholic aroma. Creamy, Belgian strong flavor with a semi-strong Belgian flavor. Yeasty and somewhat thick flavor.