dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Ne Goeien Saison
2008 bottle. Thanks to my brother in law Ryan. Cheers! Pors murky gold with a thick white head and good retention. Aroma is grassy with notes of pears and other fruits without the requisite sweetness. A little spicy. Flavor is bone dry and tangy with good citrus notes and a spicy quality. Highly drinkable
Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2008 Bottle courtesy of Ernesto987. Held up very well over 3 years. Very crisp and clean tasting with a spicy/bready taste. Has a nice lemony crispness. Pretty good saison. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle found on shelf, 2008 in 2011. Lemon and bread on nose. Citrus wheat saison. Bitterness on finish. Def saison yeast strain. Might be too cold ATM. A good summery beer. jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2008 Bottle via Footbalm - thanks Eric. First glass pours a clear golden color with an inch of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles. Nose is fresh and clean. Spicey florals, grassey, malts, and straw. Very approachable scent. The mouthful is smooth and full-bodied. A little fruit comes forth, seems like apples. A little more straw, some grain, florals, and grass. Maintains a nice malty sweetness and the apple stays in the mix. Some florals bitters. Works well together and very good overall. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
750ml bottle into a Lost Abbey glass...Thanks to Sean for popping this Sunday...Pours a light gold, not very appealing, a very foamy head, great retention, light lacing...Super sweet aroma, its all honey with a light hop finish...Taste is similarly sweet all honey, almost to the point of distracting and makes it tough to drink, especially in the summer when I want something a little refreshing, especially at 5.5%. There is a light hoppy bite on the finish. This is not easy to drink, too sweet.
I wouldn’t recommend trading for this, but I’d probably drink it again.
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Fresh bottle, consumed in 2008. Bright lemon yellow. Tight, uniformly-bubbled foam. Very unappealing nose of plastic, green banana, baked apples, coriander, floral hops, and black pepper. Touch of clove and lemon zest. Airy carbonation. Fuzzy on the tongue. Flavors are tangy and disharmonious with unripe banana clashing with extremely astringent notes of plastic, coriander and alcohol. Flabby body, fairly vegetal, with a pervasive baked-apple sweetness deadening the brighter nuances, Dull, wet, slightly grainy malt. Overabundance of slippery melon notes, also. Closes slickly with some floral hops trying to poke through, and ghostlike hay-tinged malt lingering. Pretty much on par with the rest of Lost Abbey Belgians…extremely unpolished and tainted with plastic. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
750ml courtesy of BOLTZ – thanks J! Pours light gold with a 2 finger snow white head. The nose is lemon zest, wheat, spice and light yeast. The taste is spicy yeast, dusty wheat, light citrus and coriander with a slight bitter hop finish. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of lemon, yeast, and saltine crackers. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of wheat, apple, and a touch of spice. Overall body is
light to moderate, and somewhat bitter. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
yellow with white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast and citrus. Taste is sweet with a nice hop bite. Medium bodied with slightly bitter finish. Good stuff!
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2011
(750ml courtesy of mike). Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast and citrus and a little must. Taste is sweet with a nice hop bite. Medium bodied with slightly bitter finish. Nice saison.