jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mabel. Massive foamy white head tops a hazy yellow body (3+). Interesting aroma of grass, yeast, dandelions (I wonder if that was actually coriander... hmm) hint of alcohol, light floral/herbal notes. Light flavour has notes of lemon, dandelions again, lemongrass, light tangy bitterness throughout, light spices. (7+) Average palate is smooth and effervescent. Pleasant. I expect it would be even better on a spring day in Belgium rather than a cold winter night in Canada.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, citrus, spice, and some coriander. Flavor is wheaty, orange, bitter spice, and some coriander.
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy yellow/beige color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and loads of foam sticking to the glass. Aroma is quite spicy which is probably coming from the yeast strain used by the brewer. Taste is a mix between some deep semi-sweet Belgian malt, some fruity ester and a spicy finish from the yeast with some light funky notes as well. Body is full with limited filtration with some great carbonation. Very well done overall but I still think this is a notch below the Dupont.
rederic (3307) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow gold hue, with a big fluffy rocky white head, leaving laces, yeasty,wheaty, fruity nose of lemons, grapefruits, with a faint spicy coriander accent, a hint of candyish star fruit, with a citrus flowery hop note, in a marmalade aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet wheaty, zesty, citrusy character, with some honeyed pale malt accents, notes of floral hop, with a subtle vanilla spicinness, with good carbonation, leading towards a dry hoppy finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 In short: Nice slightly spicy Belgian Saison on the dry/dusty side of things.
How: 750ml bottle, fresh
The look: Very cloudy dirty-yellow body with a long-lasting small white head
In long: Dry, almost funky yeast, coriander and some salty spices, some grapefruit and dried bananas. Body is full, fizzy and very alive. There’s an overall dry/dusty feeling in the beer (yeast?) that works well with the fruity astringency. Sharp and mouth drying. At about $15 each I probably paid too much for my bottles but what can I say, I’m a sucker for Belgian Saisons like my cousin Louis for mail-order brides.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pale golden, slightly cloudy pour with a huge rocky white head. Great looking pour. Aroma is great, rich but still light spiciness, light dustiness and a soft wheaty aroma. Lemon and lemongrass flavours with a soft hint of mint as well. Light grassy herbaceousness. Flavour is well-balanced with lots of soft pilsner malt, floral/spicy hops and some nice melon/pear fruitiness. Lingering spice and mint that make the beer taste lighter than it actually is. Lean and light, but still satisfying. Very tasty.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from The Good Beer Store, Chapel Hill (RIP). My first beer from this brewery and it’s a solid entry. Gorgeous looking, gold-to-amber, with a very lively head and abundant carbonation. The nose is a bit indistinct, with only faint hints of spice and yeast. Flavor is better, with some peppery punch coming through the full mouthfeel, but there’s kind of bland breadiness that dominates. Decent saison.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light yellow with a big white head. Aroma is lemon, yeast and a hint of spice. Mouth feel is thin, but lively with carbonation. Flavor matches the nose with lemon, bread and spice flavors. There is a bit more floral hop in the flavor than in the nose. Finish is slightly bitter, but not unpleasant. I really enjoyed this a lot.
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is light and spice. The taste is a metallic spice with a bitter hoppy finish.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Saison d’Erpe Mere
Source: Brewfest, Athens
opaque yellow, thin fine white head, huge funky horsey aroma, light body, nice tartness, nice spices blending with a biter finish, needs a bit more depth and complexity,
Name: Saison d’Erpe Mere
picking up lemeon tartness in the aroma, still not very complex yet still quite drinkable,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20