checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Poured a hazy yellow color with lots of head. The aroma smelled skunked. The taste was earthy like grass and flowers with a hint of citrus. This was a very good beer, one I’d like to re-rate at some point with a fresh bottle. The skunked smell makes me think this bottle was ruined by light. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2007
375ml caged & corked bottle. Pours a very cloudy gold - deep yellows with straw highlights- with a very thick, rocky, white head. The aroma is yummy and yeasty - with some notes of grass, spices, and sweet fruits. The aroma has a lovely Belgian ester profile - fruit with hints of coriander seed and bubble gum. The flavor starts grassy and bittersweet. The sweetness is clean and malty with some doughy yeast flavors in there, too. The middle of the tongue is where the hops and esters shine: grassy, fruity, bitter hops (Styrian Goldings?) combine with a very complex malt profile: bready, fruity (pineapple?), with some spices and a hint of bubble gum. The finish is dry and spicy with more grassy hops (burps taste like fruity yeast and grassy hops). The mouthfeel is lively and bubbly, but just the right amount to tickle the tongue and to provide levity and creaminess to the body. Overall, a lovely beer that beautifully exemplifies the style. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle from Bier Koning. Peachy colour. Some head. Nice flavours. Orange, citrus, tangy, marsepijn, banana and yeast. Lots of flavours. Quite complex. Excellent. goldbrew (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2007
Poured into tulip from bottle. Very foamy appearance and full mouthfeel. Robustly earthy and grassy with a hint of sourness and clear fruit tones, but the fruit is of faint apples and farmhouse cider, in no way a strong or intense citrus or berry aroma. I may appreciate this yet more with further bottles down the line. Enjoyable and could see this pairing with a wide variety of foods. asedzie (827) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
750 Bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours darkish golden with thick bubbly head. Aroma is fresh-smelling yeast and a just a tinge of spiciness, very bright aroma. Flavor is light bread, very mild yeastiness and a wallop of flowery, perfumey hops. Some earthiness, perhaps from the yeast, just barely noticeable in the background. Tingling bitterness lingers in the finish.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 I heard so much about this beer, I just thought it could not be that good. Holy shit, this ione of the brews that is magnum opus! The aroma and frothy head of this brew is picture perfect. The first sip is perfect - fruity, yeasty, a little hoppy, a little earthy, a whole lotta godd!!!
The best saison and one of the best beers in the world, period. It is without question, a fine fine product and I am SO craving another. Introudce this to your wife, co worker, friend and watch them drop that Chardonney glass. FatguyRacer (159) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Beer Nirvana. The aroma was fragrant yet subduded, the color a nice buttery translucent golden yellow. The head poured big and frothy like whipped cream and the laceing was beautiful. The delicate bubbles working their way from the bottom of the glass to the head was a pretty display of beer balet. Then there was the first sip. Beergasm! I may be new to Ratebeer and this whole beer tasting thing, but i’ve drank alot of diffent beers in my 44 years of life and let me tell you this is the best brew i’ve ever tasted. And i’m drinking a bottled example. I only bought this because some metrosexual fop of MensJournal.com said this was the best beer ever. Score one for the Metros! He was right. My only reget here is that I bought just one bottle. Now im jonesing for another like a crack addict who smoked his last rock. charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy gold with creamy white head. Aroma is complex -- tropical fruits, earthy hop notes, undefined spiciness. My bottle was lightstruck, too. Tastes similar to the aroma but dry, dry, dry. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 23, 2007
Bottigila da 33cl all’Exultate di Piazza Lavagna; mi han portato insieme milioni di stuzzichini (al contrario del solito: olive e arachidi striminzite) tra cui salame, formaggio, pane, torta di verdure... ma il capolavoro è la bottiglia, versa un oro scuro carico abbastanza torbido con schiuma molto abbondante; aroma dolce, limone, spezie varie e un po’ di mela verde. Sapore dolce e complesso con un finale secco; splendida! Dura troppo poco. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
750 ml bottle given to me by rebelbeerguy for my bday. About five seconds after I removed the cage the cork shot out of the bottle like a Peter North money shot so watch out. Pours with a HUGE white head over a slightly cloudy golden yellow body. Very nice aroma of wheat grass, citrus fruit, some earthly must and a slight touch of alcohol. Palate was very refreshing with a medium body and a very smooth feel and a crisp finish. Flavor of flowers, grass, citrus and earth. This was one of the most satisfing saisons I have ever had and was quite a suprise. I will definitely be enjoying this one again.