Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum. Pours a golden body with a white head. Hint of pear and banana spicy yeast, chewy Belgian cane sugars and apple. Almost a hint of pineapple in the nose. A nice note of honey as well.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A honeyed and fruity Belgian blonde ale with not-so-pleasant floral/perfume notes. Good overall.
How: Tap at Ebenezer’s (Maine)
The look: Partly cloudy dark blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Strong nose of Belgium yeast with grass and perfume notes, like scented bubblegum. The neutral sweet malt backbone tastes like generic soft/chewy white bread with a lot of honey. Strong floral hops notes that tend towards perfume. Fruity flavours of tangerine, pineapples and other light dessert fruits. Standard nice Belgian carbonation and mouthfeel. Many good things going on here but to me there’s too much honey and perfumy notes to make this anything more than “just” a good beer. Still, I’m glad I had the chance to taste this limited release beer which, just like staplers and paper clips, will never be bottled.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s a week ago. Aroma of coriander, lots of phenols, wheat. Flavor puts a diverse spice profile at the forefront, not sure what’s from the yeast and what’s actually spices, but it all works. Quite smooth. Not the most complex beer ever, but still good stuff.
dmac (5294) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capones. Pours a golden nectar color with a small white bubbly head. Lots of honey coming through in the aroma and flavor. The warmer this one got the more the honey sweetness melded with some nice bitter hoppy aromas and flavors. This was one great beer.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a semi clear yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, candied sugar and yeast. Taste is much like the aroma- fruity with candied sugar and yeast. Slight perfumy aftertaste.
LilBeerDoctor (3680) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, some clove and spices. Flavor is very wheaty with tons of spices and yeast. Definitely more of a witbier (similar to Fluxus too I think). Pretty chill and easy to drink.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, yeasty, spices, some grains, and a little earthy. Tastes of citrus, floralness, honey sweetness, and lighlty earthy.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a lightly hazy golden amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, toasted malts, grass, vanilla, toffee, and light spices. Taste of honey, vanilla, citrus, lemongrass, some pine, and moderate hoppiness in the finish.
pineypower (3009) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a slightly cloudy moderate golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of sweet fruits, spice and a slight hop nose. Taste is well balanced, sweet fruits, some honey, grainy/bread notes, slight spice and a yeasty, dry finish. Once again a job well done by Allagash.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of yeast and grains. Poured gold/yellow/flaxen/orange in color with a large, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, pale malts, and grains. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Soft carbonation. Yeasty, lightly dry finish. Overall, very Saison-like.