Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with big bright-white head. Aroma is Appley acetic, and mildly spicy. Taste is, well... fizzy with a bit of sweetness and spice. Not one of my favorites from this otherwise excellent brewer. $7/750ml
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Floral and spicy aroma with fruity notes. Malty, sweet and fruity flavor with a spicy note. Dry finish with a light floral note.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange color - hazy with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, some fruit and a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor is fairly sweet, with some spiciness and a slightly tart finish.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle via trade with MrBendo. Bottled 4/01/05. Aroma: Big lemon zest, orange, pepper, perfumey floral, yeast, and a light dusty funk aroma. Appearance: Lemony yellow in color and cloudy. Bright white head was huge and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Wheat malt, yeast, lemon, peppery spice, light pineapple. Dry finish. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as it warms. Palate: Medium bodied. High carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Pretty good saison. Nice levels of citrus, spice, and funk. Good stuff.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2.3.07 Bottle dated Apr 1, 2005. I’m a fairly big fan of Victory brews. Very satisfied with the Saison although it is not the best ever. Worth a try at least
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a corked bottle dated 1 Apr 2005. This poured with a tornadic flourish of carbonation and a firm layer of white foam for a head. Nice orange-yellow flavor. Slight yeasty nose wtih a orange twist. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel, but almost mushy with a wet grass character. The almost reminds me of an American wheat with some hop bitterness. Grated lemon zest, bit of herbal body ... nice beer, as expected from Victory. (#2675, 2/2/07)
Jayb0 (1097) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable. Big aroma of, well, farm. Wet grain, yeast. lemony undertone darts in and out of the peppery and spicy flavors, finishing nicely dry.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mabel, and Blankboy, courtesy of Mabel. Dark yellow, small white head. Pleasant yeast, citrus aroma. More of the same in taste - very sharp, zesty, and crisp. Very pleasant, no hint of alcohol.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mabel. Pours a very murky yellow with little floaties and a small white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma with light hops and spices. Citrusy, spicy yeast flavour with a tart bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, one of the better Saisons I’ve had.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 ’05 Vintage: Pours very hazy/murky straw yellow with a thick frothy head. Citric fruit, doughy yeast, and light wine like alcoholic presence in the aroma. Flavors are also remniscent of white wine, citric qualities of a pinot grigio but with more fruit (citric and hints of some tropical) upfront and a bit tart. Yeast is more reserved than expected, but still very present and spicy. Alcohol is not evident at all untill it warms a bit, but not offending at all. Palate is lightly spiced, sharply effervescent, with nice tart fruit all the way through the long finish. Very enjoyable, complex and well-balanced, slighty too much carbonation though.