ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw colored very clear pour. Thick sustaining white head. Citrusy hop and Belgian yeast aroma. I get a lot of clove and banana. Very light mouthfeel. Hops are more noticeable up front but finish is more yeast.
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patricks110 (1906) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an effervescent golden straw colour with a thick puffed up white head. The head subsides slowly leaving tons of lacing blotches on the glass. The body appears to be extremely carbonated with a steady stream of bubbles cascading towards the surface. At first glance the nose is subtle but complex with layers of spicy hop and ester notes, citrus fruits, musty barnyard notes and light toasted wheat malts. Crisp and clean first sip with a nice effective coriander and spice blend on the finish. The mid palate is refined and fruity with notes of pear, lemon rind and grapefruit. Crisp toasted wheat and bready malts make up a malty backbone. The esters are really the star of the show with tons of fruity and spiced notes working well with the citrus hops. On the finish a moderate bitterness helps keep it true to style with a lingering spice and saison yeast aftertaste. A truly exquisite saison!
malvrich (71) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into a Foothills chalice
Best by 04/22/2015
A: Prodigious rocky head of 4 fingers. Bulldog retention. Somewhat pale gold body with very slight orange tint.
S: Tangy fruit yeast smell with a little bread. Slight alcohol detected.
T: Dry without much of the winey fruit tang of the smell. Yeasty estery without much in the way of hops but whatís there is earthy. Wine/alcohol comes through a bit at the very end. A little like a strong English pale ale. Not what I expected but not bad.
M: Carbonation is luxurious on the mouth as the head refuses to settle. Medium body. Finishes with resinous stickiness.
O: Not my favorite of the style but OK. Still, too expensive (and too strong lol) for me to buy regularly. Pleasant to try but not really my style.
Hanoi (547) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is is very fruity, strawberry, peach, white grape, slight banana, cloves. Itís delicate and perfume like. Underlying is grass, straw and some funk.
Taste is straw, peach, floral notes leading to herbal notes, then the very subtle grapefruit which (quite rarely) compliments rather than dominates the other elements. The finish is grapefruit, pepper and a little spice.
Mouthfeel is rich and the alcohol barely present.
p0rkch0p (9) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cloudy pour with thick frothy head. Bready taste and filling. Wish the price was lower. Sometimes lucky enough to get singles for 6pk mix and match.
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral, citrus, clove, bread. Big thick foamy head. Fan of Belgian style but not so much of sour. Or of big alcohol. This, a bit sweet, balances deftly. Very satisfying. Winner 2015 Washington Post Beer Madness competition, drew me to buy four pack at Wegmans Gainesville, VA.
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet lemon bread aroma. Light hazy orange and yellow body with a massive foamy head. Mild bitterness at first then sweet lemon. Bready malt feel and taste. Very bubbly carbonation. Head stays strong. Dry tart finish.
sturmthis (791) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Golden color with one finger head. Spice, pepper aroma. Taste with similar with some grapefruit. Pretty good.
raoul_duke (122) - - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blond, straw, lemon appearance. Huge fluffy white head. This smells really good. Huge citrus spice nose. Cloudy with lots of carbonation. A little thin on the mouthfeel. Very nice taste, sophisticated Orange and Belgian spice. Would definitely drink again.
GlasgowTAD (326) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky golden yellow with a large and frothy white head which remains for a while. Aroma is coriander, wheat and banana. Taste is coriander, banana, pepper all of which are then followed by notes of sweet fruit - mango, orange, mandarin. Finish is dry and peppery.
Chudwick (2328) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (best by 9/23/215) - spicy, pepper and wheat nose. Sweeter than I would expect this style to be. Great palate but a little strange in the finish. Funky like Ommegang (Moortgat connection I guess).