Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a tulip.
Pours a light copper color with a nice white head and some sticky lacing on the way down. The nose carries a bit of earth and light bready malt plus a touch of spice. The flavor incorporates those same elements. There’s a bit of fruit in the background as well. Mostly a light malt body with a touch of spice to liven things up. Not terribly interesting, but goes down smoothly.
Body is light to medium with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Nice bit of spice on the back end. Overall, this wasn’t terribly interesting, but it had enough spice and light fruity touch to keep me coming back for more.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Yeasty and flowery aroma, with some honey-like sweetness and some light juniper notes. The flavor has a sweet honey base, juniper, some light citric notes, and flowery hops. Pretty good.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at blind tiger, while abandoned by friends. Pours a bright orange amber body with deep haze and white lacing. Aroma is light - maybe some spice , banana and fresh hop. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, a bit too much, with notes of spicy yeast, fresh hop, and some additional floral flavors.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Kind of nowhere aroma, slight clay, basil. Very dull. Lightly sweet flavor, bread yeast, sucrose finish. Blech.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Yeasty dry hoppy nose. Spicy with mild fruity character, some banana and clove and light alcohol sweetness. Dark orange-amber hazy with thin off-white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet with chalky yeast notes, mild juniper, banana, cloves, and spice. Bitter finish with alcohol and lemongrass. After is dry with chalky yeasty notes. Brown sugar.
rocbyter (1832) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate crisp and lightly grainy aroma Cloudy golden color with a large white head. Malty with a light sweet and sour. Mild chewy palate.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz pour at Fireworks. Pours a hazy, light brown with a creamy, white head. Nose is mild, floral, honey, herbal, yeasty esters. Flavor is sweet, yeasty, herbal, chrysanthemum, light chamomile tea, lemon, candy sugar. Medium bodied, dry, herbal finish. Very nice saison if only a touch sweet.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Milltown. Pours a cloudy amber gold with a billowing white head. Nose is spicy and zesty, some sprucy notes from the juniper and lemongrass definitely comes through. Dry and peppery. Flavor is very dry and zesty/spicy. Likes it. Lemongrass contributes a very nice drying citrusy character while the hint of juniper compounds it nicely. Round medium body with a dry crisp finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Sweet aroma of honey, slight lemongrass, slight malt, slight juniper berry, apple, and a hint of pepper. Poured orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, bubblegum, slight fruit, light yeast, slight honey, slight herbal hops, and some Earth. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, fruit, hop, light bubblegum finish is dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Scopey (4713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mohawk Bend. It pours cloudy amber, with a thick white head. The nose is caramel, hay, farmyard, raisin, leather, pepper and straw. The taste is hay, farmyard, herbal, straw, spice, pineapple, raisin, dried apple, tangerine, nut and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Nice balance. Medium body and moderate carbonation. An interesting brew.