Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty Belgian with spices all blended into a dark beer somewhere between a porter and a stout...great finish...really good, I had with a friend with a porkloin dinner and it was sublime!!!
csaso (2118) - Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - big foamy head, medium gold color, good size coriander/peppery yeasty spice aroma and flavor, some mild citrus fruit notes in the background, good yeasty spice finish, very good overall
Bulk_Carrier (3851) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Vermont Tap House.
The appearance was a ruddy to burnt yet semi-hazy yellow color. Subtle transparency. Low carbonation was seen.
The aroma starts Belgian sweet, crisp bready smooth, some black cherries - sweet, light spices - white and black pepper, some cardamom. Some floral. And then grassy tones.
The flavor rides the line along all of those previously mentioned aromas mainly sweet pulling the gamut on the sweetness to hit the aftertaste appropriately. Quick semi-sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice crisp smooth sweet to spicy sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit decently.
Overall, nice Belgian strong ale that I could have again.
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber BOTTLED CA 07/22/16. Nose heavy coriander with heavy wheat. Pour perfectly clear golden with very heavy carbonation and a very large, sudsy but rocky bright white head. Taste lightly tangy, lightly sweet with lots of lemon floor cleanser, medium bitterness mostly from the coriander soup, and a touch of green Bell pepper. Touch soapy, cleansing, fresh, orange peel and tangerine, heavy wheat lending wheaten feel but also a little chalk, and the pepper is mild. Medium body watery at times but buttressed by high alcohol (light burn at the finish). To read them call this a "tripel" is laughable, and the hops aren’t even particularly Stone-ized; just rough booze earned by an increased base malt. [2016.10.19: 2.8]
Cybercat (5165) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a fairly thick eggshell head. Aroma offers butterscotch, fresh malt, tangy apple, banana, and subtle yeasty and woody hop notes. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma, but with a little more fruit. Mouthfeel delivers firm body and good fizz. Go epic!
stevoj (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Rich golden body with foamy head, which fades fast. Normal Saison aromas. Musty, cheesy, yeasty. Tasty brings a but if a snap, probably from the spices. Nice chewy, slick body, and more savory notes at the finish.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. For years I sought out the original of this beer, unsuccessfully, so it’s a delight to finally get to try it. Clear apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, some white pepper, lemon/grapefruit, honeysuckle. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, coriander, some white pepper, light grapefruit. Medium body, light effervescence, acidity, fairly dry finish.
joejames (485) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, Brew Vino, York, PA served in a snifter glass. Poured clear golden. Minimal white head with scant lacing and retention. Aroma of pepper, banana, clove. Taste is sweet and sour with a nice bitterness that carries this. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of grass, coriander, peppercorns, bubblegum, sour apple and yeast. Nice take on a Belgian strong.
drsordr (2373) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose Belgian ester, light spice, some dank hop. Taste good ester, spice and mid palate moderate hop bitter. Spicy finish.
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a strange beer. Tastes like a hopped up belgian wit. Has some lemon and coriander and is still fairly dry. Good but weird. A pint is probably too much for me.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a golden straw hue with a firm layer of foam head. Aroma smells strong with authentic Belgian ale yeast that brings about scents of clove, coriander seed, sage, banana, and a faint background bubblegum. The drink is bold with the same flavors as mentioned from the aroma except has more taste of herbs such as sage or dried tarragon and comes across as dry on the palate. Taste like a true Belgian ale or a hearty witbier style, but I am just overall happy that this beer had a re-make because it was the only vertical epic I had missed finding back in the day.