CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
RnH: Extreme Winter: Party time! What a delicious and refreshing brew! Found the aroma to be very bright, hints of citrus and forest... while the taste was much of the same. Taste was a bit earthy, but very light, no smoke or dirt, more pine. Also some light fruits, mild citrus. Body is crisp, almost dry, decent lacing. BelgianBeerGal (4246) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Traded 2007 bottle with Christmas dinner. Tons of ratings out there so let me provide my recommendation: drink this at 50F and let it go from there. Drink this too cool and all you get is a punch of tart, sour barnyard and alcohol. I was not too interested until I let this sit out and warm up a touch. MPA (1040) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
Hazy golden with a white head. Spicy, sweet aroma with yeast, grain and old guy (?). Spicy flavour with notes of malt, grain, fruit and a dry bitterness. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Poured a clear, pale yellow with the most amazing head. Huge, pillowy yet dense, springy to the touch, and bright white. Looks just like snow. Aroma was also very intoxicating. Strong spicy yeast, grainy, a hint of orange. So excited by the first impression that I was a little let down with the flavor. Not as earthy as I like my saisons and I found the palate quite distracting. Overly carbonated, abrupt, dry finish. I want to like this but it is difficult. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Fantastic aroma of spice, citrus, oak and yeast - oh so rustic. The flavour carries the same beautiful character and no sign of the stronger ABV, it’s very well hidden with only the slightest hint of warmth at the back of the palate. It’s also quite lively in mouthfeel but finishes dry. The subtleties of this beer is the clincher and one to savour at any time of year. (RateBeer Sydney Xmas Gathering 2009 - cheers Bridge!)
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to my brother! Pours a really beautiful hazy orange/amber with an enormous super-fluff off-white head. Laces a teeny bit at the beginning. Seems like a saison/geuze hybrid almost because of the nice yeastiness and white grapes but is balanced with a sweetness. Really great beer, hope to have more of it/find others from here. wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2009
From tap, 2 years old at Delrium in Brussels. Blonde beer with a ligghr white head. Aroma is grainy, malty and not very strong. The taste is a sort of much more ameliorated version of the ’Blonde Leffe’: grainy, malty with a light hopbitter finish. The difference with the ’Blonde Leffe’ is that this beer is a far more complex - and balanced! - one. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
pours hazy gold with a huge rocky head.
aroma is earthy and yeasty with some pear and white grape fruits.
flavour is quite earthy again with some fruity apple pear hints and a light funky zip. Lightly sweet white bread and floral hop bitter presence.
Slightly dry finish.
Not a hint of alc either. Very tasty. Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draft. Hazy golden pour with a healthy white head. Aroma is sweet bready Malts wig a spicy yeaty accent. A touch of farmyard hay and some earthy notes as well. Flavor is fruity, Candi sweetness with a bright yeastiness and light warming on the finish. Excellent. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2009
on tap at RnH, NYC. Pours hazy gold. Arouma of pine needles and bread. Taste caramel malts, cinnamon and spice, some citrus. Alcohol makes an appearance in the finish, not much bitter. Smooth going down with spright carbonation.