LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent saison but a little too sweet for me. Aroma was average. Some light malt and light fruit with a bit of yeast. Pour was a nice cloudy murky orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was very sweet. Honey, apple, pear and a strong yeast bite with a sweet light malt and stickiness to the aftertatse. A little tartness comes out as it warms but not enough to balance the sweetness. Nice strong biting carbonation.
n49921 (108) - USA - APR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange with a bit of a hoppy aroma, but also a nice yeast smell. Taste is a nice hops, which turns fruity. Very nice.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle, bottled 0n 3307, small head with nice retention of about 1", very good fruity nose with a hoppy bite, not as complex as some others but a nice beer
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty with light spice on the aroma. Heavily carbonated sweet body that wasn’t very earthy.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bev4Less. Medium golden in color with quite a bit of carbonation. Dry earthy floral aroma. Spicy and bitter up front. A hint of cider. A bit of graininess. Finish is bitter with some white pepper qualities. A little sweetness in the finish as well.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage April 1, 2005.
Pours perfectly clear yellow, with a three-inch head of pure white fluff.
Unrelenting carbonation keeps a thin but complete cap of foam throughout the glass, with some light lacework.
Aromatics are fairly clean for a Saison. Leaning twords a triple.
Faint citrus, apples, honey, lemon-drops, and a hint of peach fuzz.
The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and a bit tacky.
An extremely light base of malt starts off the pallet, with a blend of orange and lemon zest. A hint of melon follows through as well as some honey and crushed mint.
Finishes crisp, slightly warming, and with prickly carbonation on the throat.
Pretty mainstream and pedestrian for a Saison. I had hopes of something special after sitting on the bottle for three years.
More spice, funk, and phenols please.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with medium head. Hardly any lacing. Yeasty, earthy, doughy and spicey. A bit of spiced apples as well. Lively, medium bodied, dry and sweet. Crisp and fruity. Actually not bad at all. Enjoyable.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a large white head that fades leaving minimal lacing. Aroma of spicy & earthy hops, citrus, black pepper, and yeast. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of biterness and a spicy dry litghtly tart finish. A very well done Saison.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hops and orange aroma. tangy sweet honey with a subtle bitter hops finish. pours cloudy honey colored with a large head that dissipates quickly. 750 ml bottle.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Very similar to Lost Abbey Canivale but perhaps a bit more robust? Poured a lightly hazed glowing orange with a good sized off white head that yielded nice lacing. very fruity and doughy on the nose.