minch25 (576) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Hazy nectarine color; full frothy head. Spicy, yeasty, slight rustic bitterness, leafy. Pepper. Tasty. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2009
750ml bottle, 2005 vintage, per the cork. Aroma of caramel apple, honey, yeast spice and malt toast. Cloudy golden-orange color, head is fine and lasting. Fruity apple, honey and toast in the flavor, with touches of herbal hops, candy, brown sugar, white grape, lemon and grainy bread. Smoothly effervescent on the palate, body is nicely full. This has aged very nicely. Quality Saison. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2009
750 ml bottle thanks to Santa Claus, thanks. Pours a golden color with a huge foamy white head, and tons of lacing. The aroma is quite nice; sweet citrus and fruit, lemon, apples, lots of yeast, sweet bready notes. The flavor is great; sweet citrus and bready flavors, yeast, a dry concoction of full dry flavors. No noticeable alcohol at all. Very nice. A very full mouthfeel. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
750 mL shared into tulips. Pours a very cloudy deep yellow with yeast floaties. Even though I poured it very slowly my first attempt left me with almost a five finger ginormous white head. This left completely insane lacing. Aroma is flowers, potpourri, orange peel, lemon zest, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, granny smith apple, Belgian yeast, spicy alcohol. Taste is very dry from beginning to end. Lots of white grape, green apple, dried hops, champagne, pineapple, and spice. Very wine like with the dryness and tartness. Gets better as it warms. The near 10% abv is frighteningly well hidden. This is a gem to savor. rae1984 (9) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 9, 2009 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 I drink it on tap. This is one of my favorite. Excellent beer. Appearance is golden and clear. At the first time aroma is fruit, but the aftertaste is very bitter.
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Original review date (posting date) 12/31/2008...2007 vintage - found this deal back home in Richmond at Once Upon a Vine. 750, corked & caged into Duvel tulip. Git ’er dun...
Rich 2-finger cheesecake head topping a natural honey cloudy lemon-zest body. Still and sparse carbonation. Bountiful lacing.
Very tangy austere citrus mixes with solid yeast electricity. Mild malt with pine on hop profile. Excellent example of style.
Classic Saison taste - solid balsa wood, a little tartness, yeast electricity, piney hops, mild spicing and an all-around package full of Beautiful Chemistry. Old World excellence.
Gets heartier with warmth - spices emerge and depth really shows. Even consistent finish. Solid.
Excellent Old World texture at first - becomes even heartier with warmth and shows hints of the modern Saison with even more drinkability. Does drink a bit slowly overall but this is an awesome offering for someone who really digs this style.
chrisv10 (18704) - DENMARK - JUL 6, 2009
30 cl draft. Slightly cloudy yellow body with medium size white head. Aroma is fruit and yeast as is the flavour. TrefwoordPunk (1326) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy light orange with a medium white head and a striking aroma of various spices, pipe tobacco, yeast, syrup and ripe fruits. The taste is really complex, with spices, herbs, caramel, lots of hops and some sourness and cream. A nice sour and hoppy finish. A very nice beer. Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
(Half Pint On tap at Fat Cat, Norwich) Have to say I’d already had a few when I got round to this one but was drinking water so palette not affected. Looked cloudy yellow with a small white head. Smell flowery, with some yeast and citrusy fruit. Taste follows through with some initial sweetness and little sourness. Hops prevalent. Medium carbonation. Not bad, not had many Saisons (the only other one I’ve had is Saison Dupont) but definately interesting. andersand (531) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2009
Lovely looking bright yellow with fine yeast particles floating around reminding you that this is a true belgian. A fine head white head with lovely lazing is also present. Aroma is very refreshing and inviting of sweet fruit such as pears and pineapple with some alcohol coming through if you stick your nose down too deep. The mouthfeel is light to medium with low carbonation. Flavour is similar to aroma with allot of esters and a dry fine finish similar to a white wine. No doubt best wishes.