wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Frothy, white head, with nice lacing. Golden orange color, slight haze. Very yeast aroma, slightly sweet malt nose, hint of spice. Flavor is fruity and yeasty and very delicious. Very good beer, with a slight alcohol aftertaste. sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2006
thick head for a belgian with a strong yeast smell with an orange fruity undertone. Good with a smooth aftertaste IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2006
nice orange color with a white head. Fruity aroma with a nice yeast, fruit and spice flavor, a fine example of a saison. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Orange, with a white head. Aromas are fruit, yeast, and spice. Flavors are spice, yeast, fruit, and malt. Doesn’t seem exactly like a saison, but it good anyway. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
2006 bottle from Tom (oldgrowth) Thanks! Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries, if not my favorite. Pours out an orange color with a thick white head. Smell is fruity and earthy, full of yeast and malts. Taste is rich and smooth, very easy to drink. Goes down so easily I could almost chug it. This is the best saison I have ever drank, hands down. Smuttynose is almost a reason for this southern boy to move to New Hampshire. Simply awesome. VERY underrated on this site. Thanks so much for this one Tom!!
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Dark, sedate yellow pour with a dingy white head. Smells like sour bologna, but not in a bad way really. Some light lemon notes. A nice watermelon tang. Wet lettuce flavor I don’t like, dusty, toffee, and poppies seed. Dry peppermint flavor with an orange peel flavor that lasts.
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jrob21 (3662) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Big ups to cousin brian for hooking me up with this one. Nice nose. Malty and citrusy tastes as well. Yeast predominates. Finishes a little sweet. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bomber - Poured a darkish amber with a thin whitish head. Aroma was distinctive of Belgian ales... very yeasty and rich with only a very slight hint of hops. Flavor is also of strong Belgian yeast with a minor amount of sourness. Malty sweetness is in the background, but supports the overall richness of the brew. Palate is rich and creamy. Finish is slightly sour and fairly long lasting. A really great beer and one that I sincerely wish to repeat soon... blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Ok, so I was a little congested when I tried this beer, and I’ve pushed the rating up slightly to compensate. Even with limited faculties I can tell this beer has great depth and complexity.
The pour is beautiful. Clear golden straw supports a foamy, creamy off-white head. Floral hop aromatics spiced up with cloves. Some citrus hops as well. Fruits. These are balanced very nicely by maltiness and the obvious and always welcome Belgian ale yeast. DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Bomber. Sweet, sugary, slightly orange hoppy aroma. This is quite floral and aromatic. Certainly sweet and aromatic for a saison, yet this is a very pleasurable aroma. Transparent golden-copper color with a small off-whitish head and fair lacing. Sweet, sugary start with some pineapple notes present. A little musty in the middle, with some sticky toffee notes later on with some more floral and grassy hops. I don’t think this is a very authentic saison, but it is an enjoyable and flavorful beer, nonetheless.