jgb9348 (5437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with orange highlights and a nice soapy white head. Aroma of coriander seed, curacao, wheat, hops and a little bit of smoke. Super-carbonated, sharp alcohol and acids up front with a following of sugar and spice. Aftertaste sweet and tangy - a good kick and sharp with flavours. Overall, different and good for the style...thanks jon[r888710] for this one! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 07-November-2005.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle just like image. Poured clear orange/gold. Aroma of citrus, sugar, and yearst. Slightly dry with notes of tart fruit.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 4-1-2005. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy champagne like head. Smells of citrus, grapes, touches of sweet caramel, sugar, some hay. Tastes lightly earthy and peppery with a compliment of citrus. Time has morphed this beer into something completely different than the sugary mess it was fresh.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingereing white head. Aromas of pineapple, pear, light spice, light straw and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied crisp and slightly dry. Flavors of straw, pear, spice and light yeast with a smooth dry lingering bitter spice finish.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear bubbly gold with full white head. sweet wild yeast aroma. sweet spritzy fresh strong front with yeastie mild finish. dry aftertaste.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased for $7 at Victory’s brewpub and brewery (along with the other V-series offering), this is a great American take on a classic Belgian style ale. The ’tart fruit’ is the name of this one as it bites the palate and leaves with the dry finish. Not bad.
SpringsLicker (3374) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Suttree for bringing this one to the Brewer’s Jam Hotel Tasting.
Slightly hazy orange body with a persistent off-white head.
Floral, fruity aroma. Some spice with a hint of licorice.
Lightly sweet flavor with some spices and a bit of dryness that attempts to creep in there, but doesn’t fully succeed.
Surprisingly decent Saison.
rajendra82 (1024) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The packaging of the beer in a 750 ml., corked, and caged bomber added an air of authenticity. The first pour was clear and bubbly, and the smell was floral and sweet. The smell lacked the funky brettanomyces character that I usually enjoy in these beers. The taste was also smoother and little more industrial than authentic farmhouse. The floral, sweet, and earthy flavors balanced masterfully, but the tartness was mild at best. Easy to drink and pleasing, but I kept missing that spicy edginess. There was more hop bitterness than normal, and the was tending dry.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy white head. Has hints of sour fruits, foral, and beliguim yeast. Finishes tart and bubbly on the palate.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another one of those beers that is really good, great aroma, consistent with the style, but isn’t a knockout. At the prices, there are better Saisons.