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 (4952) - 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 (10882) - 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
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Map Room: Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma, some funky notes, spices, and yeasty. Flavor, light bready body, with some spice, and yeasty notes, a slight funkiness runs throughout. Solid stuff.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Gold with white head. Aroma is pomegranate, spices, honey. Flavor is meaty, spicy, wheaty. Slight grassy, meaty finish. Quite delicate. Thanks to Greg at Birreria Paradiso for giving me this sample!
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has, bread, yeast, and fruit. The appearance is hazy gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma with some bitterness. The palate is typical for the style. Overall a decent beer.
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fruity, herbal beer that has some characater. however its a very thin beer. The
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carefully decanted into a Duvel chalice the body is a cloudy light blonde with an enormous vanilla head. Silky sheets of lacing complete the stunning presentation. Aroma of lemony citrus, kiwi, and hints of orange and banana. Floral and herbal notes chime in as do spicy hints of pepper and coriander. Exceptional palate, with the satiny pastoral carbonation that is so vibrant. Taste is dry and herbal, with hints of lime peel, orange, and kiwi. A peppery bite leads into floral and herbal hops. Very pastoral and idyllic. Topnotch!