bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of cinnamon, apple, horse blanket, florals, dust, and citrus. Flavor of apple, yeast, some tangerine, lightly toasted grain, and caramel with low carbonation and a watery mouthfeel.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beaming yellow-gold. Voluminous white froth slowly diminishes into a thin cap. Charming brett-derived aromas of Band-Aid and peach permeate the nostrils. Quite lively with a mix of airy and perfumey phenols. Brightly floral with hops which are enhanced by softer notes of straw. Loose bubbly prickles of carbonation. Delicately flavored with a rounded peach and honeydew melon tartness which is swiftly followed by a brett-induced phenolic snap. Wonderfully restrained, yet vivid at the same time, Pils malt generates a lemon cake effect as it unites with the fruity esters. Explosive hoppiness supports the core with ample juiciness before gently cleansing the tongue and stimulating the appetite with a coarse herbal bitterness. Malt gradually intensifies to lend a mild toastiness as well as a crackery aspect. Finishes extravagantly hoppy yet balanced with a captivating medley of fresh flowers, pilowy malt, Band-Aid, and peppery and fruity esters. A glorious creation, with just as much class as rusticity.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy white layer of foam over a light orange body. Intricate nose details notes of brett, farmhouse and hop. Thin body, watery texture. Loads of nuances in the taste, with flavors of exotic passion fruits. Orange, tangerine, papaya, mango. A lot of character overall. Better than Orval.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky yellow pour with some white froth. slight tart aroma on the nose with some spices and earth. very light on the palate with a smooth sourness and fruit.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a hazy gold with quick fading fizzy white head. Has a light aroma of apple. Flavor is very light as well, apple with faint bitter. Mouthfeel is light, soft body with low-med. carbonation. Overall, not bad....carbonation could have been higher.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Horrible bottling variation, about a quarter of the bottle was empty with the cap still on (varaition about the same as the first time I bottleed my homebrew). Pours with no head and a hazy yellowish body. Aroma of caramele, light spices and some fresh wildflower honey. No carbonation, watery and thin, taste is caramel with some applee and very little flavor overall.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (horseblanket, barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of lemon/lime/orange zest, sour apple skin, band-aid, dried papaya, hint of wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Awwww, yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about. This is like Orval mixed with a light golden saison, and it’s as good as that sounds. Yeah, the mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery, but otherwise it’s dreamy for rustic beer lovers like myself.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to Bu11zeye, golden color with very still head, lightly sour nose with fruity floral very light flavors, medium bodied with crisp dry finish
vyvvy (3419) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised to see so few ratings here. Pours yellow / golden with a white head. The aroma has clean sourness, light yeatiness, nectarine, dry peach and lots of smoothness. Medium body that is lightly rough with minimal lightly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with light maltiness, dry fruit, light sourness, funky yeast, some basement funk, a bit of gentle spice and an overall cleanness. The finish remains clean and has gentle spice with almost wit like traits with coriander and a bit of orange. This was very enjoyable.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Earthy, malty aroma with light tartness. Malt/honey flavor with light tartness and light woodsiness. Medium-light bodied with light carbonation. Honey-malt lingers with light tartness. Bottle may be lightly carbonated - wood be better with more carbonation.