dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White head on a hazy yellow body. Taste is pretty sicy with hints of coriander and other fruits. Hoppy flavour. Very enjoyable.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oxidized and spicy nose, coriander, citrus and pepper. Anise notes on the palate with some honeyed candy sugar. clean and soft mouthfeel with a nice lingering finish.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 25cl (BB 04/2006)
Hazy yellow with medium white head with big bubbles. Aroma has dominantly cardboard then some grassy and coriander notes. Salty bitter flavor in the start, palate has overflowing coriander and hoppy flavors. Juicy but hard and salty finish. Outlook and aroma don’t promise much but this is really enjoyable blonde.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shiny warm-golden color with lively caracter and airy white head. Intens nose with very fresh accents like mandarine, apple, Reine Claude, faint hint of chlorophil, honey, rice-crispy’s and pils malts. Clear, dry and very refreshing mouthfeel with accents of fresh citrus, some mint, birch-wood, pils malts and a very good hop selection. At best whin served cold. The afthertaste just great and very refreshing.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden beer, white weak head with big bubbles. Hard carbonation. Malty sweet aroma with elements of hops and yeast. Mild, but hoppy dry flavour. Some underlying malty sweetness. Overall good.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl bottle, served in Super des Fagnes glass (which is actually a pretty cool glass, see picture). Aroma is sweet, lightly perfumed and floral, also quite fruity with notes of pear, melon and pineapple, some honeyish malt sweetness and a light-moderate amount of doughy yeast. Cloudy, light-medium golden color (yeast poured), with a lasting, fine, frothy head. Flavor profile starts with a burst of juicy, fruity sweetness, tropical and nicely varied, then turns quite bitter and peppery before the yeasty, lightly alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is effervescent but smooth, body is medium-full. Integration of the substantial bitterness left something to be desired for sure, but otherwise a fairly good Belgian ale.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dry dusty aroma, light hops, some sweetness evocative of a Belgian ale. Sour canvas. Pale gold hazy with light white lacing head. Medium-thick watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with some sweetness, golden fruits, with medium bitterness and some ozone. Finish is more bitter with light acidity, and a bit salty. After has dry bitterness and just a bit of peppery sweetness.
CapFlu (4237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a large. white, frothy head and a golden body. It has a very yeasty nose and flavour with undertones of coriander, moss, bananas and maybe some pepper. Somewhat creamy. Good.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml shared with CapFlu at Le Bistro des Bières Belges Clear hay colored, shining, proposing above average carbonation and a finely laced white head, foamy, but quickly diminishing. Delicate aroma, simply refreshing for the nostrils: belgian farmhouse, yeasty hay, a truckload of coriander, notes of ginger, bread, lemon zest. Very appealing for a Saison lover. In mouth, there's lots of coriander and belgian farm wet wood character. The finish is lightly bitter, but I found it rather disappointing, a stalling bitterness intertwined with the cobwebish profile from the dry yeast. It gets a lot drier (and cloudy)with the yeast poured. Remarkable mouthfeel: creamy, velvety, slightly biting. A fine belgian ale, not too far from a bière de garde or St-Feuillien triple.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with large white head. Fresh, citrus, little spice, sweet, pleasent mouthfeel, good balance. Very good blonde.