badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle at Stone. Hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Slightly sour aroma with barn yard funk. Ctirus taste with hay notes and a dry finish. NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2007
The aroma was estery with a strong fruity presence which presented as a tad sweet when first poured. As the head formed a well achieved earthy and peppery characteristic emerged. The aroma reminded me of mango. The beer was clear golden amber in the chalice with a white frothy tightly bubbled head. The flavor was tropical fruits of pineapple, mango with pears and a peppery earthy hop and yeast presence. The flavors worked well together and with a light bit of caramel and a nice dry finish the beer was well crafted. The body was medium with a moderate level of carbonation. The aftertaste was fruits and pepper which lasted long into the aftertaste. The only place that alcohol was notable was in the warming which occurred post consumption. A nice Saison! 750 ml corked and bailed bottle. Purchased at State Line in MD. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2007
750. Pours hazy gold that clears as it warms, thin and fading white head. Aroma of lemons and oranges. Light body and active carbonation that keeps a bit of a head on the beer. Spiced fruit and yeast taste. Dry finish with just a hoppy hit to it. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2007
750ml bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with an everlasting, thick white cap. The aroma is dirty belgian yeast, some funk with apple and pear esthers. Mild caramel and fresh dough sweetness as well. Easy drinking with a lush mouthfeel. Malt leads the way in the body, noting caramel, toffee, vanilla and almond. A grassy hoppiness picks up the sweetness and balances things into a nice, dry finish. Very nice. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of spices and yeast. Orange peel, lemon zest with some dry and slightly funky yeast. Pours hazy dark orange with a big, foamy white head. Dry, tart and crisp flavor. Yeast, white pepper, citrus zest and some doughy malt. Lively, fizzy and crisp carbonation. Medium bodied. Inoffensive saison.
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2007
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden with with a rich white foam. Fruity and spicy aroma of dried oranges, apricot, yeast, pepper and lemon.Full, lively and fresh flavour oforanges, white bread, herbs, vanilla and cheese with a dryish spicy finish. Well one! malrubius (2985) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 6, 2007
750 ml bottle in Duvel glass. Hazy orange with lasting small white head and some lace. Tart lemon-hop and spice aroma. Great fruity (apricot/grapefruit) flavor with hoppy spicy finish. Very dry. Nice medium-light body, and medium carbonation. Two-thumbs way up for this. This is excellent. Svesse (8741) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 (Bottle) Golden colour, slightly hazy, with frothy white head. Fruity, spicy nose with apricots, citrus, pineapple and spices (coriander?). Fruity, spicy taste with notes of citrus, apricots, tropical fruit and a spicy finish with hints of clove and Seville orange. Some barnyard lurking in the background. More than medium body, with some sweetness and a little sourness. Nice and tasty saison not far behind the harsh, bitter brilliance of Dupont and Fantome. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, small head. Wheat aroma, bready and fruity notes. Yeasty wheat flavor. TBone (18099) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
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Hazy orange color, small white head. Sour, apple aroma. Wheaty, fizzy, a bit sourish. Banana and bubblegum also in the flavor. US style saison - more yeasty and more fruity-sweet than Belgium ones.