CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
(22oz bottle) Campled at DumDum’s Belgian Sendoff on August 25, 2005. Nose of marshmellows and mushrooms. Deep orange body with a thin, white head. Flavour is tinny - its like drinking from a metal rod. Yuck! CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Very different from DuPont’s Saison. Ruby colour. Great fruity aroma of rhubarb, gooseberry and pastry, funky yeast, spice. Good mouthfeel, little sweet, little sour in finish. Nice stuff. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2005
(on bottle) Very heavy kandisaroma, like strawberryjam left on the stove for 5 hours. Watery, burnt sugar flavour, slightly tatr, raspberry-finish. Good with heavy gatrics. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2005
Draft...in a shaker glass? Deep amber-red; creamy, off-white, thin draft head. Predominant aroma is whole grain bread. Pear and apple cores, white grape skins, dry grass. A light nuttiness comes into play in the flavor. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lighlty sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter, astringent finish. Medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: with a rather restrained ester profile, high maltiness and graininess, this seems more like a (poor) attempt at a Biere de Garde than a Saison. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 I guess I just do not get the whole saison thing. I have yet to find one that I find to be more than adequate. Sampled this one on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh. It poured a mahogany color with a small light tan head. The aroma is lightly grainy and lightly fruity. The flavor is dry with a hint of molasses and a mild to moderate malty undertone. There is a hint of vague fruitiness in the finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Light brown with a small off-white head. Fruity, fresh slightly tart notes with a dry and rather hoppy finish. Also some metallic notes in the palate - more akin to for instance Rodenbach. Quenching indeed. 090594 marsjemars (1) - leiden, USA - MAY 19, 2005 does not count
This Ibeer is not de beer that i lick to drink. So this is de last time that i will drink this. Bud it is a beer that you can drink not very quik. It tast a littel bit to sock. And it tast like water. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
Pour is a deep brown-orange, similar to a Flemish Brown ale. Thin foamy head. Smell is interesting. Funky fruity smell with molasses and banana bread. Pretty good. Color is very different from the other saisons that I’ve had, save for maybe the Goose Island Saison. Taste is really sweet with iron coming through. This is a weird saison. Body is really really thin. To make matters worse, the alcohol is present at 5.2%. I have no idea what causes this, but it’s wrong, particularly given the appearance/aroma. Finish dry and actually a bit bitter with definite hops showing. Very odd. Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2005
smells a bit like sweaty socks and citrus. tastes a little bitter, sweet and sour. do i taste iron? (oxidation)?aftertaste is more bitter. thin body.
typically saison. could be better. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
Dark chestnut colour, small light brown head. Weird flavour.