harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Gold beer with lasting white head. Hoppy citric slightly sour herby aroma, more citrus hoppy in the mouth. Herbiness continues through to the nice herby almost vegetal finish. Extremely interesting with excellent flavours
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the hoppiness of this beer, has some funk ala Orval and others - are Styrian Goldings used for that strawlike funkiness? Anyway, beautifully constructed, very flavorful and cobwebby, citrusy, very thirst quenching!
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light lemon gold with a high carb lasting white head. Aroma is brilliant, flowery, zesty and spicy. Flavour is a mixture of a honey sweet malt start with a long, dry hop finish. Brilliant zesty citrus notes, along with loads of spicy esters. Nice saison!
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Rerate 06.09.06
Gigantic rocky headed pour. Merengue-like foam. Lightly hazed golden. Fantastically intense grassy-hoppy aroma, rustic and bright and focused all at the same time. Medium-light bodied (how does this have as much body as this does, considering its dryness?) bone dry. This is mind-blowingly good. Perhaps Iím a touch euphoric as it is 5:30 on a beautiful 80 degree summer night, My almost three year old sun is blowing bubbles over by the stereo in the back yard, asking me to blow bubbles with him, but all I want to do is soak up the beauty of this beer. Iíve never dropped the 5 before, but Iíve had 2 in the last week (thanks Matt!) and Iím convinced that this is worth the 5. Insanely herbal hop character and Matt is totally right in that the hoppiness is totally unamerican. Off I go blissfully floating away with the world best (session) beer. Mind-blowingly amazing!
Grassy flowery hop aroma. Bright hazy golden, abundant carbonation. Light bodied, dryish. Bitter, with a nice flowery hop finish. Insanely refreshing. This is real saison. 848416 7/14/2005
RichardGretton (4226) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Orange body with a very frothy head. The aroma is very dry and the flavour is again very dry and very English in nature. Overall a nice dry beer, very drinkable when cool.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold colored body. A huge white head that dissapates slowly. The aroma is light cherries and over ripe apples. There is also some bread and honey. You can tell this is dry hopped with the grassy note in the nose. The taste is lightly grassy with some bread and a little bit of dandelion. I think that the dry hopping is evident here and it throws off the entire package. Finishes with a slight peppery spice.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a big rocky head. Aroma is earthy and floral. Very dry mouthfeel with a lightly hopped, yeasty, earthy taste. Very nice.
OldGrowth (2610) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julioís. Has the Thiriez XXTRA label. Good nose, Citrus, lemon & grapefruit, grass, herbs, little sugar sweetness, yeasty doughy. 1st pour was clean golden yellow with a big head, 2". 2cd pour was hazy, otherwise same color. Bitter flavors, like the aromas with a little metallic thing. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Tasty brew, it surprised me with itís nose. Is it possible for a nose to be dry? It reminded me of smelling hop pellets.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Saison was ok. Pumpkin aroma and it wasnít a good one. Very Heineken like flavors. Finished sour and dry.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
body is gold/yellow. pillowy white head. skunky hop aroma, yes very much like a heineken! micro particles in the body. flavor is watery, a little skunky hop. yes, also green vegetable flavors. medium carbonation. fading finish. although this wasnít so great, thanks Beerslayer for sharing this rarity!