joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2007
hazy golden appearance with sweet banana-like nose. flavor is really best once the beer warms due to the subtleties. beer has a thin palate with high carbonation. the flavor is sweet with a malty richness that finishes with a tart yeasty aspect. a nice beer that can only be enjoyed closer to room temperature jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2007
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
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 (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
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 (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
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
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 In short: Nice slightly spicy Belgian Saison on the dry/dusty side of things.JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
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.
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
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
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 (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2007
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.