mattan (7) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale yellow color; strong fruity aroma; gets slightly more bitter as it goes; too bubbly.
theviolet (184) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too much yeast. Lots of spice and citrus. Big white head, foamy and goes away a little quickly. Cloudy bright gold. Slightly metallic taste, some spice, good bitterness in the finish. Don’t like it too much. Great bubbly mouthfeel.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy yellow, with a fairly sizey head. Spicy aroma, with a whiff of vanilla and sage, maybe some other herbal notes, too. Pretty tasty, with a vaguely sweet edge at first, then some spicyness. Perhaps some apple flavor as it warms. Also a bit more full bodied than I expected.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid effort from Victory, whose Belgian styles have been hit or miss of late. It’s a more fruity, buttery brew than one customarily associates with saisons, but there’s enough grass and earthy stuff happening, with mild spicing, to make it all work. Big body, generous head, and in general a solid beer.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. good saison. refreshing, somewhat cloudy, some funk, earthy. mild spice. very drinkable. light hop presence. would love some more
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle, dated July 3, 2007. Pours very cloudy gold with disappearing whitish head. The aroma is oatmeal, farm, strawberry, and pork. The flavor has a zesty kick at first, then some farmy hay notes, significant amounts of earth, and a tingly hoppiness throughout. The finish is honeyish and leaves a spicy aftertaste. Prickly mouthfeel.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Pours a thick/pulpy yellow-gold body with a white bready head. Fruity orange/citrusy aroma, syrup sweetness, and dark bread. Lots of carbonation considering the age...
fruity but alas, it’s quite thin. Dusty spices and fruit character along with some alcohol. Slight papery oxidation is noted as well.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked Bottle 750 ml
Appearance :Bright sunny gold with morning like mist. Receding white top.3+
Nose :Sweet honey, sour farm year , green tart apple , wet hay with grain silos.
Fairly crisp and well carbonated especially if you are looking at 2 year plus sample, Soft grain-fruit character shown in the middle. Fresh apple shown on second take. Refreshing crisp ale.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange colored ale with a fluffy white head that stays with me the whole time. There’s a hint of wet hay in the aroma along with some lemon peel. There is a sugared lemon accent on this otherwise generically funky saison that keeps things interesting. Easy to drink and better as it warms. I’m happy with the purchase.
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 murky gold with a large off-white creamy head. cloudy for a saison. aroma of marshmallow, candy sugar, and a hint of citrus hops. flavor is sweet with candy sugar, marshmallow, hops, banana, black pepper, and citrus. like a tripel.---re-rate---bottle. i honestly don’t remember having this the first time. the beer pours a clear gold under a huge fluffy white head. nice musty basement aroma with some pear. palate is sharply carbonated and light. flavors of basement dust, sweet white fruits juice. what happened here? my ratings don’t seem very similar.