MrBlizzard (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great Saison especially considering it is brewed in Downingtown, PA. Wonderful mouthfeel, just enough spice and sweetness. Many American craft brewers over emphasize the "spice" in a Saison but this is not one of them. This is a brew I could sit back and enjoy with no criticism.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Fluffy foam...cloudy mango-like color...foam dissipates quickly...unbalanced mouthfeel, yet so intriguing...I keep sipping and sipping trying to get it...getting the zest, however what sort of zest is this? A muddled pineapple nose...pineapple upsidown cake that is...a sour finish
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a thick, white head wtih little lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a grassy hop note and a slight yestiness. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
jonjon (22) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 750ml at the victory brewery.
Cloudy golden yellow with tiny champagne like bubbles running up the side of the snifter. Nice head, didn’t notice the lacing. Smells of bread. Loved the taste of the yeast in this one, and the tiny bubbles. Tasted almost like a wheat beer, with an alcohol kick.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Kookfest. Spicy yeast and pale malty flavours with some fruit. Easily drinkable but not a huge amount of character.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 2004 Bottle (I think). Light golden, cloudy color with yeast remnants. Light, sweet, doughy aroma. Taste is light upfront, with sweet fruit and malt flavor. Sharpness may have faded a bit with age. Clean, malty finish thats reminiscent of a dubbel, but lighter and a bit maltier. This is my first Saison, so its a bit hard to rate. It doesn’t stand up to a good dub/trip, but very dry and unique.
harrisoni (14584) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Kookfest 2006. Pale gold with some sediment in suspension. Carbonated bubbly head. Some banana esters, bit farty maybe. Some lemony fruit in mouth. OK, but I expected better.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Chris_o Gathering06): Golden, very high carb with estery peppers in the nose. Vanilla there too. More like a strong wheat than a saison though, too clean in flavour.
SilkTork (5358) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kook’s Farewell Gathering. Earthy Delight is the sub-title. Hmmm. Spicy ale with some tart notes. Rumbling, grating freshness. Grey, obscured flavours meshing into rancid butter in the finish. Not very earthy, and not a delight. Drinkable, but not a beer I’d welcome again.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden pour. An aroma of mucho fruito and yeast. A nice flavor of tart fruit and spicies. A palate that represents the style. A well done beer.