islay (2805) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
Dry aroma but with a fruit sweetness (apples, pairs, tangerines). Powerful, hoppy smell. Fresh-mown grass/hay scent. Very powerful and unique aroma, like that of a Czech pilsner on steroids.
<P>Pours an effervescent, cloudy, deep gold/bronze with an orange hue. Large amount of suspended particulate that settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Huge, thick, uneven white head with large bubbles and a thin brown yeast film on top.
<P>Dry, champagne-like taste. Hoppily bitter. Vaguely reminiscent of a Pacific Northwest IPA with its fruit flavors, which are consistent with those found in the aroma. Light hint of smoked ham. Alcohol noticeable but not strong. Still, I’m surprised that I taste the alcohol at all given that the beer is merely a relatively moderate 6.5% abv.
<P>Long-lasting, hoppy, dry aftertaste. Medium body. Frothy and quite lively in the palate. Surprisingly easy to drink.
<P>Believe it or not, this is my first saison. It definitely is different from other beers, but it is not so distinctive as to be astounding. This beer remains unmistakably Belgian. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle with a cork marked as "2006." I enjoyed it very much, but that may be because I found it to be a pleasant change of pace. That is, now that I am familiar with the saison style, I’m not sure that I would rate an equally good saison as highly in the future. Nonetheless, I certainly am glad that I gave Saison Dupont Vieille Provision a try. Ungstrup (37862) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a lot of sediment floating around under a huge white head. The aroma is sweet with subtle spicy notes of coriander and orange peel, as well as a dusty hoppy note. The flavor is sweet, yet at the same time very dry spicy with an acidic note of lemon. The spices include coriander, cloves, and cinnamon. And it all leads to a dry spicy and slightly bitter end, which also has the faintest of alcohol burns in the throat. Refreshing. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
This one seems very balanced despite an earthy herby layer with some bitter citrus tones but that layer aligns itself with that signature Belgian yeasty citrus spicy flavor which always keeps me coming back for more. There seems to be an aftertaste of cloves kicking as I swallow this beer. The aroma has a sense of bananas and spices but IMHO doesn’t do the taste much justice. I love the carb. factor, cloudiness and sediment. It was a pleasure to have this and Foret this weekend! Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
Bouteille 2006. Couleur orangée voilée, belle mousse qui persiste et colle légèrement au verre. Arôme d’épices, de levure et d’agrumes et de fruits. Goût complexe et équilibré d’épices, de levures, de houblons, d’herbes, bonne amertume. Finale sèche d’amertume et d’alcool. Corps plein, effervescence parfaite. Excellente saison. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 20, 2007
Bottled. Hazy orange colour with huge fluffy/creamy head. Lots of lace. Aroma is spices, yeast, some fruit and earth. Flavour is earth, a bit meaty, spices, zest and lots of yeast. An excellently balanced whole with a very filling palate.
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 yeasty, spicy, dusty, fruity aroma. flavor is of meat, bread, earth, pears and citrus. so dry and delicious. pairs really well with grilled pork and smelly cheeses... 8/4/8/3/16/3.9
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
sampled fresh on tap... me don’t likey. clear golden/yellowy color with a rocky flufffy off white head. it lacks richness and depth. it does still maintain the spiciness and herbal twang. lots of lemon and dry parching hoppiness make it a pleasant drinker in the desert heat...7/3/7/3/16/3.7
2008 bottle housed november 2009... i crave the skunk on this stuff... i search and search for better examples but find myself always coming back to this... grainy, hoppy, dry and quenching. 8/4/9/5/18/4.4
onions and vanilla! goddamn, i love this stuff9/5/9/5/19/4.8
fuck it. this stuff is great.
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass, cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma was pronounced yeast, banana, citrus fruit and spice. The taste was quite dry and sour with notes of citrus fruit and yeast. Nice carbonation. Goes great with food. clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - APR 14, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a delicate white head. Mild aroma with hints of peach and spices. Wonderful mouthful. Highly carbonated with a dry sharp finish. Complex malt, fruit and spice flavors in a very drinkable beer. mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
Creamy average white (mostly lasting) head into cloudy dark yellow body. Good lacing. Aromas of bubble gum, yeast, banana, and some spices. Flavor is initially lightly sweet and finishes lightly sweet as well but with a unique light bitterness. Light bodied. Dry textured. Soft carbonation. This was an okay brew...not my favorite style. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
Golden and light, with a frothy head and beautiful lacing. Malty aroma with notes of banana and thick breadish smells. Flavors of heavy citrus, just a bit of sugar and belgian yeast. Lively carbonation on the palate, with not much of a warm alcohol finish. Personally I like tripels more, but this was alright.