beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at a 2005 Christmas and Winter beer tasting at Delilah’s, Chicago, IL. 2001 vintage. Hazy amber ale having no discernable head and carbonation. No discernable aroma. Thin bodied that starts with light sweet malt and sour flavors. Finishes dry with sour malt aftertaste. Thin, watery, and sour tasting to boot, this is beer sure tough to drink. Bad bottle perhaps? As this is a 4 year old vintage beer, I will probably will need to resample in the future.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750. Deeper amber color, cloudy, fuller sized beige head, very long lasting and pillowy. Pleasant aroma of cheese, some lighter funk, lighter fruit, quite yeasty and herbal. Flavor is also pretty herbal with some funkiness, yeast, citrus. Really nice components but altogether a touch mild. Medium to full bodied with lots of carbonation, but it’s very soft and it has a tiny bit of acidity. This is a solid beer and if the flavors were fleshed out a bit more it would be mind blowing.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stale, sour aroma that I found a little off-putting. Decent tartness with some apple cider notes, honey and floral as well. Very spritzy and light on the palette. Likeable enough!
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body that is a little cloudy. An extraordinary amount of bubbling activity from the etching in my tulip. The head is large and light off white. The smell is a litel overwhelming with delcious honey, hay and some funky dried apples. This is a great smelling beer. The taste reminds me of waffles without any thing on top. There is also a dry hay note with some light dandelions. it gets a little sweeter as you drink. A nice saison that hits with a high abv punch that you cannot detect at all.
Ratman197 (13870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small amber head. Aromas of ginger, straw and barnyard. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of straw, horseblanket and a hint of apple with a dry finish.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber beer with lots of particles. Big, white head. The aroma is yeasty, musty and tart at the same time with some cheese notes. Sweet and sour, lots of fruitiness. A very original spiciness, moving towards a bitter finish. Fizzy, medium body. A complex and quite original brew, may need a couple of tastings before becoming one’s favourite, though.
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur ambrée, mousse crémeuse et persistante. Séduisantes caractéristiques des levures de la maison…moyennement sauvages, grange, toiles d’araignée, herbes vertes, bien maltée aussi. À re-essayer !
bu11zeye (12873) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy copper body with a large off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, cheese, and mustiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, fruitiness, and spices with a somewhat bitter finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a slightly cloudy orange body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and floral with a touch of malt, a little pepper and a touch of spice. Medium bodied, numbing on the tongue and a touch warming.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unhinged the coil clamp, cork pops off and we’re ready to party. In the glass, it’s a beautiful hazy brownish-orange with a foamy tan, 1/2" thick head, leaving some of the most attractive lacing known to man. Aroma entices with pepper, orange rind, sweet and sour apricots, sage, perfume and tart grapes. Flavor begins as subtle and reserved, and then the complexities introduce themselves. Mild oranges suffice for any souring compound that might have been predicated in the nose. Cinnamon, peppered yeast phenols and orange crème flavoring is so cohesively melded that pointing out individual characteristics is futile. Herbal intersections countermand mildly spicy hops. Effervescent, light and appreciatively creamy at times. Finishes like orange blossom muffins. A top notch saison.