BoBoChamp (5754) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
75cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex honey ale, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew Funknmilla (751) - WAYNE, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
750 ml bottle at Monks--7/15/08.....Cloudy dark golden body...fluffy off-white head on pour, then it goes away...a bit stinky at first...but ok... almost perfumy...flavors of light honey, birch beer...as it opens more honey in the taste with some added banana and clove...very light and refreshing, not very carbonated...also has tones of sour and a smokiness to the overall...a nice stickiness left on the lips...rating made possible by Frank and Paul wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle at the Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, and I wish I could remember who brought it. Large, white, champagne-like, fizzy head, with big bubbles, orange color. Aroma is champagne, light fruit, some honey. Flavor is spicy, apple?, somewhat sour, tart. HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Orange colour. Light malty moderate hoppy aroma. Slightly cheasy flavor, moderate bitter. Very fruity. Average finish. Oily palate. Strange but nice. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle, shared by bstill, I think. Thanks Brian! Nose had some definite honey, wheat, yeast, and a bit of butter. Flavor was similar with a lot of yeast and honey. Pretty good, but not my favorite saison flavors.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
750 mL bottle. It pours a nice golden yellow color with an aroma of honey, pepper, and very slight spice. It tastes of the funky sweetness of a spicy beer brewed with a whole bunch of honey. Light and enjoyable for an 8% beer. Finish is very sweet and does not last, but enjoyable while it is there. Good stuff, not easy to find. Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Yellow pour with large head. Spicy aroma. Sour with a hint of honey and spices. jcr (2785) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2008
750 ml. 2007 bottle. What an enjoyable saison — a great contrast between sweet honey and funky, slightly astringent yeastiness. Large, frothy, white head that lasts. Hazy dark yellow body with continuous rising bubbles. The aroma is spicy with notes of clove and cinnamon, fruity with notes of pineapple and banana, yeasty with notes of mustiness and cobwebs. Also notes of honey and herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Bitter, dry finish with a little sweetness lingering. Medium body with lively carbonation. The texture is very smooth.
kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
75cl bottle from Jans Wine and Boos (#2) in Tampa, FL. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden with a massive thick white head that settles slowly and provides extensive lacing on the glass. Aroma is heavily of spice, yeast, bread, honey, meat broth, and fresh hay. Flavor is sweet malt, grass, spices, and hints of honey and candy sugar. Very interesting saison. CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
Pours hazy golden-orange, thin white head with some retention. Honey and esters very prominent on the nose. Slightly dry on the tongue initially then very sweet, lots of honey and delicious fermentable sugars. Light body, good carbo. Delightful; a very pleasant surprise.