Block (1605) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this beer was a little strange. It doesn’t have a very robust flavor but a weird mix of spices come through.
drsordr (1325) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour transparent copper/amber with quickly diminishing head. Nose caramel malt with a little rotten funk, but also some underlying chemical acidity. Taste better than it smells but not that much. Early malts lead to mid palate light bitterness. A hint of cardboard in the early finish.
jake65 (2794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Clear copper color with about two fingers of creamy sand colored head. Lots of bubbles. Smells mostly of malts, tastes mostly of malts. A little bit of spice in the backend, but it’s sooooo muddled… no farmhouse, no red, no barnyard. There is an odd sweetness amongst the spice. Misses all the marks.
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. A clear reddish amber pour with a thin white head and light carbonation, so nothing farmhouse about the look of it; faintly floral aroma - so nothing farmhouse/farmyard about the smell; sweet hibiscus taste - so not really farmhouse either; with a kick of alcohol to finish - again not what I’d expect in a farmhouse brew - the idea being to drink copious amounts to quench one’s thirst after a hard day in the fields. This is more fitting for somebody who want’s to appear to be drinking craft beer, but doesn’t really like the stuff. I’n not a fan - I like my beer to taste like a beer.
notalush (5129) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The label calls this a blend of saison and Flanders red - tastes like neither, ot would I guess from the flavor that this was the intent - nose is very faint - some light hibiscus, mild bready malt sweetness, a faint huskiness - flavor is very bland - some toasty malt flavors and a moderate tartness throughout - the hibiscus presents a bit, and there is a light peppery character in the finish - the adjuncts try to compensate for the complete lack yeast character - boring.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would not combine Flanders ale and saison in the same description. It tastes more like Flanders ale .. but just a touch. The rest is the same boring blue moon coors base.
jhamp9 (1190) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour with an off white head. Not much lacing. Aroma is floral, coriander, and bread. Taste follows the nose but is a bit perfumy. Light tartness. Light body. Not awful.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 1/6/15 from a capped 12oz bottle from a mixed pack, thanks to Kyle for giving me a bottle. Pours clear bright red with a thick off-white head that leaves a thick collar and thin lacing. The nose is caramel malt, a touch of some earthy spice, and some spicy, floral hibiscus. The flavor is the same with a touch of cereal, caramel malt, the same earthy yeast profile, and some dry, red floral and lightly spicy hibiscus. The body is medium with lively, very filling carbonation, and a medium cereal and lightly spicy floral finish.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale ruddy colour with a white head. The aroma is really fruity and and kind of tart. Has a little bit of juiciness and a vaguely wheaty spiciness. There is vaguely garbagey aroma though and it’s both too sweet and oddly tart at the same time. An uninteresting yeast choice doesn’t help either. Meh.
mjmoen (107) - - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Has a unique flavor that I don’t dislike, but not sure I like either
terefere (250) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark golden, small head. Aroma of orange zest, malt. Taste of caramel, smoked malt.