jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml, bottled on April 1, 2005-pours a full, fizzy white head. Color is cloudy yellow/orange. Aroma is malt, yeast and (coriander?/spices). Taste-wow! Starts with lots of carbonation&then the malt&yeast roll over the tongue. Finish is mild. As the ale has a chance to breathe, or, the ale gets a bit warmer, it gets milder all the way around. A nice beer.
steview (1034) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh. just another beer, in my opinion. sugary, also--give me the authentic saisons instead of this, this moderate level of decency. / sugary, lively pale-wheat; lemon, hay, pear, other complexities; a bit watery, weird. i liked it better with the yeast.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle (corked & caged, bottled on April 01, 2005): hazed apricot with a large bubbled and fluffy white foam. Pale malt, perfume and sweet roses fill a very pleasant aroma and mix well with fresh hop cones, bubble gum, vanilla beans and faint citrus resins. The palate seems a little thin, but does have a crisp, well carbonated finish. A fairly decent flavour with hints of strawberries and dusty pepper, but overburdened by sweet lemon sugar and watery fruitiness. Not quite up my alley, but a pretty interesting aroma. I would grab another one of these to see what a 1 or 2 does to the body and see if time can subdue the sweetness…
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy all the way around, from its peppery nose to its biting toungue tickling flavor. Musty dry finish. Good looks as well.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden body with a fluffy, white head. Slightly tart wheat aroma with some light citrus, vanilla, coriander, dry cereals and a bit of mango and other tropical fruits. The body is light and refreshing with fairly mild carbonation, but gives a prickling sensation on the tongue. The flavors are fine, but nothing exceptional. A little spicy, but too sweet for my tastes. If, perhaps, time dries this out some, it could be pretty good. As it stands now, it’s just alright.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours bright, cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Nose is very spicy, peppery, cloves, grassy, lemony. Taste is light sour lemons, peppery spices and cloves.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow with a nice huge layer of creamy white head. Very peppery nose. Taste was pretty restricted, lots of pepper mixed with hay and yeast. I detect a bit of lemon as well. Lively carbonation, mixed with the pepperiness, this beer puts makes your tongue work overtime. I cant put my finger on it, but I was expecting a bit more from this beer. It is a solid effort, but there is just something missing.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad... but not up to normal Victory standards in my opinion. I am not overly familar with this style, but I have had a few. Sweeter and lighter than I expected. Probably wouldn’t go out of my way to get again.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled April/1/2005) The beer is capped by a magnificent creamy whitehead that emanates a wonderful spicy yeasty bouquet. The palate is quenching and appropriately carbonated for the style. This example is “cleaner” than many other saisons on the market. Purest will criticize this beer for not being wild enough, but I find it to be well balanced and fun to drink. I do think this a great effort for a first try at a hard to get right style.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow, super carbonation, giant foamy head that then quickly dissipates. Straw, hay, dandelions, and some dust and sweat. Delicious, gorgeous Saison, up there with Hennepin and DuPont.