thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pale golden beer with a thin head that reduces quickly to thin film. The aroma promises a good beer but that first taste is a big disappointment, but then I have never been a big fan of Saison’s. I will say that after finishing about half of the bottle I was able to start distinguishing the different flavors but by the time I was done my overall impression wasn’t that great (rotten banannas). This is probably the first selection I have had from this brewery that I did not like. Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
This big belgian style beer is fantastic. It reminds me a little of a wit beer, but also of a bock. I feel like they captured the essence of the syle without mimicking any one variety. A beautiful beer. Truly epic beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
You can smell the spices and taste them. Very complex flavor with a crisp finish. Gold in color and sweet. Will have to age to taste at its peak hoptimus (50) - Grand Island, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
22 oz. Bomber (trappist glass). Pours a cloudy honey-amber color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Has notes of bananas, clove and cinnamon...it sort of resembles a hefe in a way. Smooth and silky on the palate. Has notes of apricot, ginger, and some hop character. Fruity and spicy. I thought there was some raisin in the finish. No alcohol present, and has a nice finish. Fantastic. brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Pours deep reddish amber with light white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, apple, pear, citrus, and golden raisins. Sweet with nice body. The fruit and spice flavors are nice.
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Aroma is complexly sweet with ginger and the cardamom brings out the sweet orange, almost like orange blossoms. There are suspended particles in the ever-so perfectly, golden, sparkling appearance; which may be due to the ginger... if you have ever had the "Hitachi Ginger-beer" you may understand the suspended ginger particles. Adds a great ginger flavor the lower you get in the bottle!! The Saison character hits you up front, followed by the Belgian "barely" Triple flavor. Very smooth palate. Worth a try for the price I’ve seen them selling at the local market recently, $15.99. kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2007
This vertical will leave you horizontal if you drink too much! I like the ingenuity that went into this one---lots of flavors that melded interestingly and didn’t become a mess of a beer. This beer holds interest from start to warming finish. It is spicy and just a little "hot". The sweetness isn’t overwhelming, as it is balanced with floral notes and something a little more substantive like raisings or something. Gez (44) - Ormond Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is strong spices, cloves, ginger, and orange. Very smooth and dry. Flavor is cinnamon, spices, citrus, and gingerbread. ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2009
22 oz bottle, i picked this up at a small beer store spring of 09. at first i was determined to wait to 2012 but then i got scared of waiting thinking i was going to ruin a 6 dollar bottle of beer. Well it is still very good, cant taste the alcohol lots of spice but very easy to drink. a great beer Gillard (42) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange with sediment throughout.Smells of ginger and candied fruits,Taste is of hops,more ginger somewhat grassy.Palate was smooth and full.