nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sampled at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a transparent orange amber with very little cloudy white head. Aroma is floral, herbal, sugary. Flavor is sweet, malty, oranges, tropical fruits, passion fruit. Finish is full bodied, sweet. kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2010
On draught. Light copper cloudy pour with a generous off white head. Aroma of citrus fruit and that distinct farmhouse aroma. Great taste of yeast, citrus, and barnyard funk with a sharp finish. Travlr (25281) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, recommendation from Sam. Clear orange, white edge head, good lacing. Aroma is sour orange peel and bubblegum, very nice. Taste is disappointing, sour start followed by unbalanced sweet bitterness. Oh well. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at the brouhahah pub....
Appearance:Hazy orange,foam head...
Flavor:citrus,orange juice...... bedainedebiere (539) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Bottle, 750ml, to go. No head, flated out, damn it, 8$... Apple dominating with a restrained bitterness, some light spices and a fruity sourness, lots of banana appear gradually and persist in the aftertaste, slightly citrusy, with typical Hopfenstark yeasty-taste trademark. Sweet white wine notes, also. No carbonation, though: I first thought it was a problematic product, but no, it seems that it is intended. Not bad but kind of weird, although I started to like it more and more. And more. And more. Raisin’ for the second time in a few days...
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Draft at Mondial 2009. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is raw cereals, sourness, vinegar, herbs and spices. Flavor is cereals, herbs, spices, yeast and cloves. Medium body with low carbonation. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap at Bond (1 block from DDC). Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with yeast or hop particles floating around- big lasting white head and solid lace. Aroma is earthy, musty, herbal hops, and good fresh bready malts and some cracker hints. Hoppy flavor with slight woodsy hint, herbal, and good bready light carapils anda drying easy going finish. Very nice easy drinking saison/belgian ale- the typical saison yeast character isnt really found here, but the beer is still real nice. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Cloudy golden with an off white dense film of head. The aroma has some underlying rich bready malts- lightly sweet mild apricot notes- dryish/chalky phenols. Thick creamy carbonation. The flavor mixes spicy phenols & fruit skin bitterness. Light apricot/softly sweet- light bread crust and preserves followed by a light noble peppery presence and residual spicy phenols to dry it out. A nice, dry Saison. DYCSoccer17 (3703) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A 25.4 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with MatrinT. Thanks. I shared this one with my brother. Sweet, musty, dusty yeast notes present with prenty of esters. This is not as sweet as the Hennepin that is also a part of this tasting. Mildly hazy honey colored body with a long-lasting medium white head. Starts a bit metallic with some astringency present as well. Some yeasty esters follow, which are not overbearing. Plenty of doughy flavors in the middle, followed by some nice husky, chewy, grainy flavors. This has a lightly grassy and metallic hop finish. Quality stuff. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Glass at brewery. Thick creamy white head. Big funky scent. Drinkable pepper and light lemon. Aftertaste is almost mushroom and a bit buttery.