CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Farmy citrus, dubbel malted flavour. Musky though sweet yet bland. Cloudy golden body with a dissipated head. Average.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of hopcit, spice, apricots, some lemongrassy hay. Tastes spicy, floral, with lemongrass, hops, and citrus in the finish. A nice saison.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is earthy. Hints of grass and hay also fill the nose. Kind of a dirty flavor with salt and pepper, lemongrass, honey, and a small bit of sweet citrus hidden deep. Nice balance. Very refreshing after just mowing the lawn.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hay, sweat, barnyard, citrus, lemon, and faint spices. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel, led way to citrus, light spices, with just a small amount of yeast. Not bad, I would have enjoyed this a little drier, or perhaps was underwhelmed after the Southampton Saison I had just before this.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, purchased at somerville supersaver in NJ. Initial pour is slightly hazy and very pale yellow but subsequent pours become more and more cloudy and turn it gold. Initial head is massive and pretty long lasting, but fades eventually. Doesnt leave any lace for some reason? Aroma is initially very phenolic and spicy when cold which is really nice. SOme hints of salt, farmhouse, clove, cork, earth and hops as well. As it warms I noticed some more fruitiness, and by the time it reaches room temp there is considerable banana in the aroma-turning it into a hefe-like smell. Flavor is quite complex at first when it is chilled with lots of that classic saison yeastiness, some citrus, fair amount of pils malt, and a good amount of hops for balance and bitterness. I think the bitterness and the astringency combine pretty well with the moderately dry finish for this saison. Even with the dry palate it still has a deceptively smooth and creamy palate. I really liked this one a lot when I first tried it, but as it warmed it turned more to a weizen- so I would say drink it cold to cool and drink it quick. Very refreshing on a hot day like today.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 Cloudy yellow with a small white head that vanishes surprisingly fast; initially has the delightful saison lemon meringue pie look. Taste of bread and yeast, and sour sour sour; less fruity than I expected and less spicey as well. Could be very refreshing on a hot day, but I suspect that the alcohol level is higher than the posted 7.5 and it is sneaky strong.