Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, citrus, grass, and butter. flavor was lemon, pepper, grass, and herb with a light and fizzy body.
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (Alvinne shop, BB 05/2012)
Slightly hazy golden color, big cloudy white head. Aroma has honey, peach, alcohol and green apples, similar to some bulk malt liquers! Medium-bodied. Certainly not a Saison but Belgian blonde. Flavor is similar to aroma; fruity Belgian yeastyness, pepper, honey, apple, some alcohol and grassy notes. Solid Urthel, not exciting, but .. solid.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold - lively pour, with a huge, well-sustained, soapy head - a lot of particulate/floaties that look like fine grains of sand floating in it, which keeps it from getting a 5 for appearance - very dry and spicy/peppery aroma, with moderate mineral character, dusty yeast and crackery malts - some underlying orange marmalade sweetness and clove - full but soft carbonation - very dry, with flinty/mineral qualities, crisp malts, herbal bitterness, pepper - mild phenols throughout - long, dry, bitter finish - pretty dang good.
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 33cl bottle.
Lots of white foam. Clear pale colour. Nice refreshing beer. Very drinkable. It won ’Europe’s Best Seasonal Pale Ale 2010’
http://www.proostmagazine.nl/201008023228/L (In Dutch)
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/30/10 notes: Herbal, floral, fragrant nose. Flavor features sweet flowers, grains, cut grass; a racy profile. Middle flavors begin turning towards characteristic Urthel bitterness, maintaining some pressed flower elements. The combination of thin body and bitterness lends too much sharpness to this brew.
joeneugs (4584) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice underrated, under the radar saison. Good price point too for an import at $3.50 a bottle. It pours clear gold with a huge white head. The aroma is spicy with a bit of sulphur and pepper and hints of vanilla, citrus peel, and pear. The flavor is dry and very spicy, peppery with a huge citrusy bitter finish. Full bodied and flavorful. A really nice saison.
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky golden with a nice long lasting creamy head. Aroma of citrusy hops with some sweet light malt. Taste is light bitter hops and sweet nutty malt. Palate is light and crisp with good carbonation. Finish is bitter hops with light sweet nutty malt, a bit on the bitter side. Overall an ok brew nothing special here.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Monks. Pours a hazy yellow color with a decent white foam head. Has an aroma of grass and funk. Has a funky zesty taste. Decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle. Pours a hazy golden blond with a nice big sticky white head and great lace. Aroma is yeast, dough, cobwebby, light sulfur (as it warms) leather, some cookie dough, slight salt, mineral, very slight lemongrass, very light peppery saison-like yeast character- light phenols and allows nice subtle doughy malts and light grassy hops to come through. Flavor is yeast, doughy, light crackery bready malts, light toast, some cookie dough, lemongrass and leather comes through a bit more, a bit more earthy mineral, gets grassy and a bit harsh bitter towards the end with the mouthfeel thinning out - it dried out but the mouthfeel is a bit thin with a sense of low carbonation even though there is a slight prickliness on the tongue. The flavor and aftertaste give a slight disappointment from what the aroma promised as a great Belgian ale from the start. Easy drinking and nice, but not really worth the $4 for the small bottle- still this was quite a bit better than the tap version I had in Amsterdam.
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a large, lasting whitish head and good lacing. Aroma is very nice and Belgian. Yeasty with sweet malt, citrus peel, hops, and spice. The flavor has very mild sweetness from pale/caramel malt, Belgian yeast, spiciness, lemon, and herbal hop notes. Tasty. Great palate - medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Very solid Belgian pale ale overall.