pdx77 (1028) - Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Baileys Taproom 3/8/13. Golden color. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Fruit and yeast light taste. Refreshing.
Salmoniform (263) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured 12 & 13 from tap to glass. 12 crystal clear golden hue with white head that dissipated quickly. 13 hazy golden hue with thick white head that lingered. Aroma on both are similar with holiday spices, sugar, hay, esters, vegetables. 12 mouthfeel is soft with a medium body and low carbonation while 13 is sharp with moderate body and higher carbonation. 12 taste is slightly sweet initially with a metallic finish while 13 is drier with slight astringentness in the following and acidic metallic finish. Overall these are decent brews that arent too overpowering with the spices but they still come across somewhat astringent. The 13 is tart and my personal preference but it is pretty hazy.