dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very very pale yellow with a whipped egg white head and ok retention. Aroma is subtle peppery yeast, lemon peel, grass, dill, honey. Taste is cinnamon? lemon peel, honey, herbs, clove, bubblegum, very very wierd but delicious. Body is medium, somewhat thin on the palate, average carbonation, long dry lemon butter cinnamon cedar finish. A very unconventional tasting but delightful example of the style.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.5 A: Hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a small amount of lacing is left.
2.0 S: Iíve never experienced sorachi ace hops before, but Iím pretty sure I hate them. They do have a nice lemongrass component, but thatís just the beginning. Super herbal with plastic undertones. Itís like a plastic pumpkin or something weird like that. The hops are too distracting for me to see whatís underneath.
2.0 T: It tastes like it smells, which is unfortunate. Super herbal with plastic pumpkin strangeness. A bit or earth and hay underneath.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Active, spritzy carbonation with a reasonable creaminess.
2.0 D: Not a fan of this. Iíll try a sorachi ace beer one more time and if itís anything like this, Iíll write them off for eternity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-21-2012 03:05:37
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750-millilitre bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale golden. Lots of head, almost three fingers worth. Nice even amount of cloudy white lacing that lasted throughout the beer. Film was fairly non-existent on the sides.
Pungent aroma right off the bat of various fruits and cloves. I got plums, bananas, pear noticeably. Also some sweet sugary notes.
A bit different than the smell. Reminded me of a wild ale, but itís been awhile since Iíve had a saison, so it could just be the type. Got pear, grapes, plums and some sour lemon wheat up front. That gave way to a quick bite of alcohol. Then finished with watery notes. It was over in less than two seconds.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Heavily carbonated. Quick watery finish. Only bad part to this beer in my mind.
I enjoyed this beer a lot. I seem to give saisons a bit higher rating and this was the first I had in a long time, but it really hit the spot. Lots of flavors and easily drinkable.
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a big white fluffy head. Smells like flowers and a little citrus. Taste is wheat, flowers, a touch of tart lemon and grapefruit, dry hops and yeast. Very easy to drink! This is fresh, has good body and fresh dry hops. Carbonation is medium. I do recommend this.
drfabulous (4806) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 shared with my wife on an afternoon at Beer Trappe where we were the only people in the place. Big yeasty and fruity flavors. White wine. Dry overall. Yeast dominates.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright orange with a full white head. Aroma is mostly lemon, with hops grapefruit, and banana. Taste is very dry. Lemon is still very potent here as well. It is quite sweet, and has plenty of carbonation. It kind of brings to mind drinking champagne. Without a doubt this is very different than most beers. I would get this again.
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pale golden yellow with a large fluffy white head that slowly fades to a tight film. Aroma is of musty muted lemons and apples with biscuit and flowers. Taste is bitter skunky hops and flowers with a muted lemon citrus flavor surrounded by biscuit. Palate is crisp and chalky that finishes dry.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pour. Floral, lemony and refreshing. Hops do a nice job hiding the alcohol. Light hint of soup in the flavor but still good.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma brings piney hops, sweet malt and a touch of burnt rubber and acetone to mind. The latter are VERY light. Pale, hazy straw yellow with billowing white head. Crisp apple flavor up front with slight sweaty funk on finish. pretty dry. Just a little thin. Very long enjoyable finish.
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a frothy white head that retains well and eventually settles to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light lemony citrus with some grassy hops and faint yeast. Taste is light malt and fruity sweetness with some light herbal and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a pleasing tingle on the palate. A very nice champagne like ale which is quite refreshing to drink.