Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Pours cloudy. Smooth and fruity (banana?) but dry, with herbal notes and a dry crisp subtle aftertaste. However, this is more bitter and hopped than i expected too. Heaps of character bordering on the sublime. Combines flavors like bitter, sour, sweet and citrus into a full and complex balance but is light, crisp and refreshing at the same time. Classic. winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2007
Loverly stuff, poured a star bright clear straw for a start then clouded a bit. Huge head. Spicy aroma and flavour with a pretty full mouthfeel. Good over-all. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2007
[Sampled at Carlsens in 2005.] Oh I just love these saisons. Thisone complex and fullbodied. Many ingredients and with a very nice yeasty flavor. Also sourness which is good caused by the fruity aroma. Some spices, coriander and with a finish of wishing more. malrubius (2923) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 18, 2007
375ml bottle in Gulden Draak Tulip. Pours hazy pale orange with big lasting white head and lasting lace. Aroma of citrusy fresh hops with a hint of vanilla. Flavors of vanilla tobacco with very hoppy spicy dry finish. Medium body, medium-high carbonation make for a great mouthfeel and extreme refreshment. It just doesn’t get any better than this. juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Poured a hazy yellow color with a nice white head that bubbles and fissled out pretty quickly. The aroma of yeast, grains, citrus fruit and barnyard smells. The aroma had a striking resemblence to Heineken for some odd reason. The taste follwed much the same with some bitterness and spices in there as well. It was light bodied and finished dry. Was good in the typical saison fashion.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2007
Poured slightly cloudy pale orange with a fluffy head that lasted well with only minimal bubbles evident to support. A little sherbet in the aroma, along with some sweet sugar (candi sugar?) and some soft floral notes. There is also some lemony citrus and a bit of bubblegum. Reasonably bitter, although not overy overt, just lingering, almost loitering. Light bodied but has a good depth to it. As the beer warmed and more is consumed the bitterness fades a little and it becomes a rather easy drinking summer quaffer. Although it is winter, at least it isn’t too cold!! Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle 33cl. Cler yellow sparkling colour, with nice big head. Aroma is citric ,yeasty,fruity,a bit Bannana in the end. Flavor is almost the same. Medium body, nice fruity caracter.Medium to long dry hopy finish.
Great beer!! Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2007
refreshing fruity, slightly low alcohol for a saison, yellow with a huge head, sweet jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Tons of white foamy, sumptuous head. Thins out but sticks around. Goldenish yellow, light color, very hazy and captivating. The aroma is a delightful mix of hops, pine, coriander, apples and banana. Lots of carbonation, spicy around the mouth, very peppery on the back of throat.
Tastes of alcohol, strongly for abv, grass, dirt and banana. Reminds me of some hefeweizens. Tons of black pepper too. Overall went well with spciy food, but wouldn’t want to drink it by itself. Wasn’t happy with the sour and bitter flavors. The bitterness wasn’t one I coudl savor, rather it made me cringe! Mixed feelings about this one. rnilsson (3) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
Lots of bubbles. Cloudy with lots of visible yeast. Yellow in color. White, yeasty head. Sweet smell, apple. Silky texture. Lingering bitter aftertaste.