Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
750 ml bottle. Golden with a slight haze. High carbonation level. Tall white coarse head. Powdery malt aroma. Wheaty flavours. Distinct Belgian yeast characters. Spicy hops. High hop bitterness. Strong flavours that linger. Peppery bitterness in the finish. jblendy (521) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours hazy golden straw with a thick frothy/rocky white head. Vibrant aroma of citric fruits, big grassy hops, and a bit of yeast. Flavor is big grassy/herbal hops, with some underlying citrus, and some nice yeast. Palate is full and bitter. Well balanced, and delicious. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
I can’t believe they sell this at the local Whole Foods. Generally, Whole Foods on Ponce has a mediocre selection. 750 ml. bottle. Let’s pop this sucker. Plus, I plan on being fairly loaded after this. Ah nice fluffy head, with a beautiful haze yellow color that just sparkles in my eyes. Not an annoyingly huge head. The head sticks around but it is small enough to where you can actually enjoy the beer without have to tip the glass in the air. Heavy aromatic skunk aroma with a nice backing of fruity yeast. That subtle fruit flavor is awesome. I will say this the beer has an odd almost brett-yeast like taste. It develops oddly. You get an odd funky yeast flavor then some spices, and then finally some fruit. Slight hop bitterness there at the end. Very carbonated beer; too carbonated in my opinion. If it weren’t as carbonated this thing would sail in the ratings, for me at least. Even though I appreciate the range of flavors, I can’t live beyond the carbonation. Nice saison. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours hazy yellow tall white head looks amzing. Aroma is skunky hoppy and sweet with cotton candy notes. Very fizzy. Slightly citrus, orange and spices cloves are preasant. Very spicy finish Sweet slightly dry and sour. This is a great beer! solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Wow, what a great Saison. The miriad of spices and fruits with a very pleasant efforvescence was quite enjoyable. Hard to drink others after this.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle pour.Golden yellow color with a great white head.The aroma was citrus with hints of funk and spice.The flavor was great,citrus and spice blended well with sweet honey,and malt.Nicely carbonated,very easy to drink.Really liked this one. EHSRanders (2102) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On Tapat Vinspecialisten Randers. Hazy yellow colour with medium creamy white mostly lasting head. Yeasty aroma. with grainy notes. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate. hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
Pours a hazy yellow with a huge rocky white head. Laces down the whole glass. Don’t think a beer could look much better. Aroma is slightly funky with huge citrus over-tones. Tangerines, nectarines, peach, honey, spice, grass, and a hint of earthy funk and barnyard. It tastes quite yeasty, but has a very nice hop and malt profile. Hay and straw start out. Honey, citrus and soft fruit, coriander, and grass in the mid-palate. The finish is quite dry and tastes like yeast and earth. Mouth feel is very lively. Damn fine beer! Glad I have one more of these in the cellar... And will probably add more. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2009
750ml Bottle. I had never had a beer before that threw up so much sediment on the sides of the bottle, it was like an old pinot noir. It poured cloudy golden yellow with a massive white head that lasted ages. On the nose there were notes of honey, pepper, earth, grass and lime. Flavour was along the same lines as the aroma with citrus and honey standing out at first and the earthy, spicy notes coming at the end. Huge body, amazing balance and very long peppery finish. Couldn’t fault this in any way at all. JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Bottle. Appearance is slightly cloudy gold color with a thick rather tenacious head with solid lacing. Aroma: Leafy, peppery, orange bark, earth, pepper, eucalyptus. Flavor is earthy, mild honey, herbal and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is awesome, sparkling at first, champagne-like turns into an oily, velvety full mouth sensation and a very dryyy finish.