_angst_ (3278) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Sampled twice @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours hazy golden with a big frothy white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity, spicy and funky with crackers, dry soil, green grapes, plums, barnyard, lemon hard candy, white pepper, cloves and subtle hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet, spicy and slightly funky with crackers, dry soil, lemon zest, orange zest, white pepper, cloves, hay, peaches, pineapple and hints of leather and barnyard. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny tart, very tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, dry and tiny tart with crackers, white pepper, cloves, allspice, tangerines and hints of oatmeal cookies.
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at my house, courtesy of Stateline liquors. Pour is a hazy straw with a thin white colored head. The latter is perhaps the least impressive part of this beer. The aroma is floral, spicey, and sweet. The flavor follows, phenolic elements tempered (slight pepper) with a definite hop presence, citrus notes, slight funk, yeast. , some spicing. Body is full to moderate, light carbonation, especially for the style.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz and 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin wisp of white head that recedes quickly. The aroma is citrus and pine hops and fruity yeasts with notes of plum, pineapple, pear, cinnamon, and coriander. A hit of piny hops start the taste and then subside to a fruity yeast character, that is subdued. The finish is mildly dry and tart. Medium body with a nice dry finish, medium carbonation. Very refreshing.
Tonkun (987) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Golden pour. An inch of white head. Meaty, banana, melon aroma. Big but medium body. Floral and fruity. Very nice
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold with a pillowy white head. Aroma is lemony, zest, light sweetness, and a bit of yeast. Very inviting. Medium to full body. Flavor isn’t as lemon forward as the aroma suggests. Citrus, floral, light biscuit, sweet malts, tropical citrus, and light candied sugar. Top-notch brew.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, small head. Bretty hay and grapefruit aroma. Dry ans soft with medium body. Juicy and bready, intensely funky with mid bitter finish. A lovely modern style wild ale.
arkurzynski (1691) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Flying Saucer KC. Brilliant golden, almost amber. Aroma of light dried citrus, spice, and floral hops. Flavor is initially light biscuity malt and citrus that gives way to a moderate floral bitterness as well as lightly bitter orange peel. Fresh, crisp, lightly dry with a little residual citrus fruit sweetness.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012. Pale yellow, small head. Leather aroma, horse blanket, sourish, grapefruit, banana, perfume, funky, notes of brett, some citrus. Sourish fruity flavor, perfume, spicy, hay, apple, grapefruit, grapes, leather, barnyard.
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Hazy yellow. White head.
Sweet nose with tart notes.
Sweet and sour flavour; green apples, tangerine.
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my white whale. It hits everything I like in a beer and as a saison/farmhouse, it is a master of the style.