envane (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So this is the "saison" the Avery guy mentioned in the interview on ratebeer a while back. Well, its not. This has a nice fuity, apricot aroma. It has a sweetish, fruit malts with some herbal hops. Basically, this is like an english pale ale but with some Belgianish malts. Interesting.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting little beer. Kinda hard to tell what they were going for- I don’t get a whole lot of the "farmhouse" aspects that I would expect. Yet, it is really mild in the "belgian" department- not overly "boozy" tasting. But very drinkable and I am glad I got a six pack.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle. Pours a deep yello tinged orange color. Effervescent white head fades gently. Sweet malt aromatics complement yeast ester smells of peach and citron. Somewhat watery nose, then blends into some uninspired flat malt flavors. This is perked up by slowly emerging ester hints of banana, peach, and currants. Slightly yeast spicy finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and never becomes to heavy or sticky.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured dark brown with a good thick head and lacing.
Aroma is sweet malts, fruit and light hops.
Flavor is sweet malts with a bit of spice on the finish.
Palidor19 (2845) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gives of a nice malty first taste. Flavors of fruit and some spice, I detect a wee bit of peach in it. I fould this very drinkable and enjoyable.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The immigrates from the 12-ounce brown bottle a crystal clear deep copper color with a portly semi-creamy head that is light tan in color. Nose has nice malt sweetness, fruity with hints of caramel and hay, fresh and clean, with the start slightly sweet and the grain profile pleasant, top is middling in feel. Finish is moderately carbonated and the hop delectable in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste that lingers long on the palate, a nice drinking beer and one I could enjoy often.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a very exciting beer. However, it has a warming orange hue and a frothy head that almost hangs around long enough. Nice hop balance, the beer has a little citrus spice but nothing over the top. For a highly quaffable yet bodied ale I think it’s great. If I knew that a kegerator wouldn’t be the destruction of me, this would make it’s way into the rotation. As far as a comparison to a Belgian Farmhouse?....
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours out orange colored with a nice white colored head. taste is sweet and refreshing, simply a beer you can drink on a hot day. very refreshing. smells yeasty and such, tho i dont know that i would say it is a farmhouse ale. still nice
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light orange color with a nice white head. Has some citrus aroma and flavor to it. A nice brew indeed.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours golden orange color with a medium sized slowly dissipating off white head. Aroma is orange, bit of hops with some light spiciness and yeastiness. Flavor is a but underwhelming. This is Avery? They may have been shooting for subtlety, however, I think they achieved mediocrity with this one. Flavor is very lightly fruity, no esters are detected by my palate and maybe just a hint of yeast. This one needs to be notched up a bit.