badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Nice fruity mildly citrus and grain aroma and taste with an earthy finish.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden yellow with frothy white head. Lots of lacing on this beer. Floral aroma with lots of white grape and some fruity Belgian notes. The taste is big on grape with a small amount of spicy pine. This is a decent saison.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow color that closely resembles urine, in a good way. head is large white and puffy with a copious amount of lacing on the glass. Tastes of light hops, and bananas. some hints of cannibus. neat and different beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF tap. Pours an orange amber hazy body with a light head. Dry yeast, some earthy musky hop character, light grape and and hints of lemon.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, at EBF back in Feb(found some old notes). Poured hazy yellow golden with a moderate sized white head. Yeasty, earthy farmhouse aroma with some white grape juice adding sweetness. Flavor was primarily of a farmhouse ale, with earth, yeast, and some spice; the grape contributed some sweetness towards the finish. fairly effervescent with a dry finish. Interesting beer.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Max’s Belgian Fest 08, poured a hazy amber color with a lacey full head. Light spiced aroma. A little tart spicey flavor, with hints of grape. Not bad but a little to sour/tart for me.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale body with a fluffy white head. The nose is tart and spicy with lemon, pepper, hay and a touch of grapes. The flavor is lightly sweet with lots of pepper, coriander, white grape juice, oak and orange peel. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.
Holdwine (1214) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did not like this one too much, thankfully it was free. Too grapy and an unknown soapiness crept in....
TheBeerGod (6167) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Max’s 72 Hour Belgian Beer Fest. I emailed Phil Leinart at Ommegang and got this response regarding the beer: "We took actively fermenting Hennepin in a keg and blended in Gewurztraminer grape juice at about 8% by volume. The ABV was around 7.9%." Will adjust the ABV appropriately. Cloudy gold pour. Nose is grainy with straw, fruit and a strong wine-like aroma. Taste has some tart fruits, more straw yeast and a big wine grape flavor. Body is bubbly and very dry. Ends with more wine/grape notes, fruit and grains - pretty much what you’d expect a saison to taste like blended with a wine.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, dried orange peel, lychee, rotten oranges, florals, perfume, and green apple skins. Flavor of coriander, orange, herbs, and mango with a semi-dry finish.