Helsdon (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I saw the evil alcohol monopoly actually allowed this beer into the province I almost literally ran out to get some. Having picked up a bottle in the past from a trip to Buffalo I had to get more. Never rated it though. So here it goes. Pours a cloudy golden blonde with a bit of an absurd amount of fluffy white head. I should wait for the head to settle to get a good smell...but I won’t. Even with the cloud sitting on this I’m getting strong smells of hay malts, spice and little lacto sour. Screw the smelling and get to the drinking. A smooth creamy draw get me a mouth of great hay and cereal malts, a light sourness that it balanced out by a caramel sweetness that isn’t overpowering. A nice spiciness is also brought to the table with cream and some citrus in the after. Wow this is a great beer. Might have to run back out again and get even more before the LCBOh-you-can’t-be-trusted-to-sell-alcohol-all-on- stops bringing this is to bring in more of that "exceptional" Wychwood Brewery stuff.
BobyFischer (118) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fine mousse abondante, très persistante et collante au verre.Né épicé et fruité agrumes, notes de fruits blancs (pèches, brugnons jaunes et blancs, melons et raisins blancs).Senteurs de fleurs (violette ?).Attaque acidulée, épicée, citronnée.Belle amertume aromatique et subtile.Corps fluide.Alcool quasi imperceptible sinon sur la fin de bouche, assurant une persistance sur le palais et la langue.Petite effervescence : champagne.
GlennHendry (25) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright and zesty aroma with a thick, creamy head. Lemon and spices on the tongue, this is wonderfully carbonated with a crisp finish and loads more light citrus and Belgian spices. Very refreshing. Very nice.
kevinsenn (1184) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Spicy, somewhat fruity, aroma. An unstoppable foamy white head. Nice tropical fruity taste. Nice.
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taphouse, København. Cloudy yellow - white head. Marzipan. Estery. Light malty. Rather sweet. Dild. Spicy. Light peppery. Light acid notes. Tangerine. Dryness.
hangunder (283) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells beautiful, lemon peel, Belgian spicy yeast, light malt and a mineral character. Looks beautiful, hazy yellow with long lasting finely bubbled head. Pleasingly acidic upfront, lemon peel and funk, finishes with a leafy hoppyness, Belgian spices and a light caramel sweetness. Quite a tasty saison. Medium bodied and highly carbonated.
ShaneJ (611) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Hazy golden, fluffy white head, lemongrass/lemon peel, lychee, spicy, grassy, low bitterness, low sweetness, dry, refreshing. Excellent.
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Greenville beer festival, this pours a hazy straw into the glass with a nice ring of suds that leaves soapy lacing. Lots of lemon to the nose. Gorgeous bouquet! Flavors have definitive French yeast, grains, lots of lemongrass and bright citrus. A very refreshing and active palate ensues. Lively and citrusy, this is great... substantive and complex, yet highly quaffable.
JucaVieira (8) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sun-like yellow; sweet aroma; nice dry taste; strange palate (too "weak" i think); Nice overall.
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is clear medium gold, with a fine bubbled, two fingered white head into this glass - it retains fairly well, with sticky lacing presence. The nose is sweet caramel and spent grain, while the spicy, earthy notes from the specialty yeasts make this one interesting. However, it’s overly spicy here - its nearly off putting, but it’s magnified on the flavor profile - the spiciness, that is. It’s overly earthy as well, with light lemon, spent grain, moving to caramel sweet with some grass presence. It’s dry, crisp, and sweet, but it’s also a bit obnoxious as well - This just does not work , and I imagine the champagne yeast has something to do with it. I’m slightly offended by this beer, and I really don’t know why it took me this long to get to this one. This may be a "classic" american craft beer but its simply lost to my palette at this point.