Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy golden color, huge white head with great retention. Aroma of dusty, funky barn attic. Taste is barnyard hay, straw, sour lemons. Tastes and acts like a proper saison.
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from total wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange gold with a very frothy 4 finger near white head. Aromas of citrus and yeast/spice. It’s pretty earthy, somewhat fruity, and spicy. Finishes dry. The flavor strikes me as more saison/farmhouse than anything else. Nice stuff.
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, orange zest, coriander and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, orange zest, light wheat and light yeast with a crisp lingering orange finish.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (basement), with light notes of lemon zest, pineapple, butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pretty lame. Husky and dull nose, which even has some diacetyl. Bland and husky in the mouth. Disappointing.
daniele (6468) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oro buona schiuma media persistenza leggera spezia non molro amaro leggero ferroso piuttosto gasata
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells initially lemony before giving way to some semi sweet malts, yogurt, banana hints, floral/grassy. Tastes dry and spicy with some chamomile notes on the finish. Enjoyable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a clear pale straw color with a small white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was dryish, tart and lemony. The flavor was tart lemons, faint bread and dryish mustiness. The finish was long, dry and tart lemons. Light to medium body. Ok.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear and chunky gold pour with a huge white head. Aroma of malt, funk and slight spice. Malty flavor with some herbal character before a mild finish.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow body with a large foamy white head that retained well due to the vigorous carbonation level. The nose is pretty light and delicate, some Belgian yeast derived fruitiness, light coriander, bready maltiness. The flavor is pretty poor though, it’s a bit thin and has a bit of a soggy grain finish. Just a hint of coriander and even less of hops, there just isn’t a whole lot of complexity here. Light bodied and thin with fizzy active carbonation and a bit of a lingering pale malt finish. Not so good, this one. At $4 a 25 oz bottle at the local grocery store, it was worth a chance though.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Hazy, unfiltered yellow-tan body. Slow rising carbonation bubbles, massive fluffy white head. Serious floaties. Really odd spice tones, with some banana tinges, with that toasted almond/chestnut malt feel the Italians cannot get enough of. Not unlike a Belgian Blonde, but spiced out, and finishes like a banana forward hefeweizen. Unique I suppose, sort of teetering on Gruit. Has a nice, pleasant mouthfeel. Not bad, but not really worth a premium price.