carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with white head. Aroma is earthy and bitter. Mouthful is more of the same. Very earthy..,,
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden body with a rocky, frothy white head. Spicy and floral nose with some pepper and citrus. Reminiscent of summer in the Bavarian countryside. Sweet cereal malt flavors - mainly Pilsener. Tart, tangy citrus also present along with some phenolic spicy notes. Light, crisp, dry body with a clean finish and lingering, floral aromatics. Tasty and refreshing!
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very nice looking hazy yellow with soapy white head. Aroma is nice, hoppy, some farmhouse, some citrus. Flavor is very much the same with some vefry light maltiness and a citrus hoppy bitter. Mouth feel is light-medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Citrus, lemon, light funk and earthy notes. Flavor is lemony and earthy. Nice beer. Woodshop rocks!
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Murky gold with swirls.
Aroma: lemon grass.
Taste: Lemony and spicy.
JCB (3792) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SC Day. Vigorous golden pour, mild sediment, abundant carbonation. Mild notes of tart apple in the nose along with clean hops and yeast. Very fresh and ripe seeming, almost like its got a secret identity as a biere de garde. Full mouthfeel, carbonation almost a bit too much for me. Kind of anonymous sweet flavors play around, and there doesnít seem to be much depth to the brew. A bit of spice and yeast, sure, but it didnít come together for me.
Hopper (812) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy orange color beer with a massive expanding head. The aroma was peppery & slightly fruity with yeast. The taste is a very peppery hop taste, some banana & more slight fruitiness.
swanmann (469) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the bottle it poured bright and golden with loads of sticky egg-shell colored foam, holding on for a couple minutes. The nose contains definite piney hops, candied fruit and buttery caramel. That yeastiness does not disappoint. The flavor has potent hoppy acidity up front, quickly giving way to black pepper and alcohol balanced with mild syrupy sweetness. Itís full bodied for sure, finishes not-quite dry with almost an anise flavor. Itís DELICIOUS! Thanks BLVD for this Smokestack series!
Mora2000 (4040) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, spices and some citrus. As the beer warms, you get some flowery aromas. The flavor is citrus - mainly lemons and oranges - as well as yeast, spices and flowers. Medium mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation and a very dry finish.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold pour. Frothy egg shell colored head and light lacing. Aroma is piney hops & lemongrass. Creamy body. Flavor is spicy (clove & coriander), citrus zest and hops. Seems like the brett version might take away from the hops because this stuff is hoppier