Aurelius (5496) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Sweet caramel Belgian aroma - lots of yeast and malt. Mildy phonolic, tart, medium bitter. Sour, wood-pepper finish. Medium body. A nice warmer on a dank evening. Did well with the Parmesan Chicken. SpringsLicker (3664) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours hazy orange with a fine white head.
Sweet malt with some spice in the aroma.
Smooth bodied, slightly sweet overall flavor.
Not as dry as many Saisons are, but extremely drinkable. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Date: 11/08/2007ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
opaque orange, fine beige head,
sweet bready aroma with a nice spicyness,
rich malt flavor, lots of fresh bread character, touch of sweetness is balanced by the spicyness and a nice long bitter finish, touch of citrus,
opaque orange, frothy dirty white head, lots of drippy lace,
sweet spicy orange aroma,
rich sweet orange flavor, lots of spicyness balances the sweetness, touch of tart citrus rind adds character, light bitterness from the spices,
starting to dry out a bit and lets more of the spicyness come through
cloudy burnt orange, wispy off white head, drippy bits of lace,
still the big sweet spicy aroma with lots of orange,
lots of sweet malt flavor, nice orange sweetness, spicyness keeps it in balance, long spicy finish with a light bitterness from the spices,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Enjoyed at the Fall Beer Dinner held at 5 Seasons North.
Appearance: Pours a hazed orange body with a creamy white head. Why, it looks just a Dreamsicle!
Smell: Rustic, sweet-smelling aroma of wheat malts, spiced caramel candy, and fresh orange peel.
Taste: Soft wheat bread flavor and sweetness arrives alongside a tart, tropical-minded fruitiness. Hardly any hops, but instead the spice helps to temper the sweetness. There’s a bit of an alcohol kick on the sweet-tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Very mild carbonation.
Drinkability: A nice saison, albeit a very different kind of saison. unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2007
The End of the Chicken.
Cask. Hazy, deep golden orange. Foamy, white head. Aroma of heavy dough fresh out of a proof box. Bready, yeasty, & dry ... like an Orval. Flavor is of heavy bread dough. Slight citrus (orange?) essence. Very balanced palate. Heavy bodied. A+