JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 4/1/05. Nice bright gold color; fine dusty hazy picking up the light. Thick frothy white head.
Bright yeasty / wheaty orange and corriander. Sugared hops.
Some light fruity spices. Nice delicatey spiced and slightly malty and hopped orange. Very well blended flavors… a nice beer version of a champagne to me.
1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Dave! Bottled on 4/1/05. Pours to a huge foamy white head with spotty lacing. The body is a bright straw/gold color. A haze is cast through the body. The aroma is very nice. Tart fruits and grains. Kinda like a Flemish sour. Not really spicy or grainy. It’s farm-housey. Smooth, tart grains, Belgian yeasts, tart yet sweet and mellow. The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. It fits well.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottled on 4/1/05. Bright yellow-orange hazy body under a thick white head. Very spicy aroma with a pear+yeast bite. The flavor takes on more malt characteristics: honey, and medium roasted malt (not of the caramel sort just kilned). A slightly funky (fermented pear skin) yeast ties the malt in with bitter, stemmy, barky hops. The same flavors in the finish but with a mineral element. Medium-thin mouthfeel with low, mineral-laced carbonation. I like this take on the Saison style.
MIBRomeo (2351) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy straw color lots of carb nice white head not much of a lace. Smells of some odd yeast tart sweet tart and an odd straw scent with spices. Palate is fairly average ok coating nicely carbonated. Flavor is lemon grass, peppers, some yeasts and a weak malt. I’ve had better, but this is pretty good.
Thanks to Dave for sharing.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
slightly hazy yellow golden color. thin and tall foamy white head that goes quickly. aroma is faintly musty, and candi sugar. a little lemony. super-high carbonation, flavor starts like a very watery tripel. slightly tangy, then sweet malt like bubblegum. next is some lemon & pepper, but weak dry finish. victory is good at other styles, but this is not very saison-like to me.
sloth (2253) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
XL white head that dissapates surprisingly quick, settles down to a thin layer that just hangs around. Lacing is minimal, unfortunately. Lightly hazy pale gold color. Nose is yeasty, fruity with some notes of pepper. Body is medium, palate is spritzy, lightly creamy and coating. Medium sweet maltiness, lightly doughy and bready, citrusy, lemony notes with a mild herbalness. Finish is almost dry and a touch yeasty. A fair attempt.
jcwattsrugger (10072) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml, bottled on April 1, 2005-pours a full, fizzy white head. Color is cloudy yellow/orange. Aroma is malt, yeast and (coriander?/spices). Taste-wow! Starts with lots of carbonation&then the malt&yeast roll over the tongue. Finish is mild. As the ale has a chance to breathe, or, the ale gets a bit warmer, it gets milder all the way around. A nice beer.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh. just another beer, in my opinion. sugary, also--give me the authentic saisons instead of this, this moderate level of decency. / sugary, lively pale-wheat; lemon, hay, pear, other complexities; a bit watery, weird. i liked it better with the yeast.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle (corked & caged, bottled on April 01, 2005): hazed apricot with a large bubbled and fluffy white foam. Pale malt, perfume and sweet roses fill a very pleasant aroma and mix well with fresh hop cones, bubble gum, vanilla beans and faint citrus resins. The palate seems a little thin, but does have a crisp, well carbonated finish. A fairly decent flavour with hints of strawberries and dusty pepper, but overburdened by sweet lemon sugar and watery fruitiness. Not quite up my alley, but a pretty interesting aroma. I would grab another one of these to see what a 1 or 2 does to the body and see if time can subdue the sweetness…
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy all the way around, from its peppery nose to its biting toungue tickling flavor. Musty dry finish. Good looks as well.