JDBaker11058 (1444) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: bright gold, big cottony white head slowly shrinking to generous lace. Aroma: fresh lemon rind, mown grass, drying hay, saltine crackers, rice paddies and wet basement. Taste: restrained but forward push of lemon (almost pulpy), balanced by a little crackery sweetness and light barnyard funk, over a note of grassy hops and white pepper. Finish: clean, crisp, a little bitter, and a little tangy, with lingering bright, lemony notes and a bit of sweet, crackery wheat. Notes: Nice saison. The sorachi ace hops really impart a delicious, bright, crisp lemon character in the aroma, but it doesn’t kill you in the taste. And the traditional saison notes aren’t overpowered--they are very nicely done. Palate is perfect. Great beer for a summer day.
redtechnj (244) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden blonde with a thick white head.
Aroma- Spicy,fruity,lemon peel,Some pineapple and grass.
Flavor- Lemon peel, spices,pepper,hops,nice crisp bitter finish
asheft (2655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex and inviting aroma of lychee fruit and vanilla with a touch of star anise and herbal hops. Almost crystal clear gold under a thick white top that quickly recedes to an island and ring. Light and fruity flavour that it refreshing and dry. Complex with an oaky vanilla and medium oak bitterness, lychee fruit, and accents of orange blossom and white grape. Light body, high carbonation, almost clean finish.
Vignale (2379) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Disig gyllene vätska med stor fluffig skumkrona. Vackert! Friskt doft av citrus, belgisk jäst och dillspad. Frisk, men också fyllig och lite sträv munkänsla. Sorachin funkar väldigt bra i en saison. Jästigheten och den lätt sträva dillspadskaraktären med citrusdrag gifter sig bra. Mycket bättre än i brewdogs IPA. Uppfriskande med massor av karaktär men kanske något enkelspårig.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, pours hazy gold w/ foamy, quickly-receding head, aroma is lemon curd, light funk, some pepper, clean and dry wheat profile with light bitterness throughout, some citrus pith, heavy carbonated bite on finish, pleasant but not overly complx
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at BBQ with some buds. Hazy cloudy pour with big fluffy head. Aroma has that sweet sorachi yeast smell with a touch of light fruit. Flavor is sweet as well with a little bit fruit coming through.
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa July 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of lemon grass, cotton candy, floral notes, and a touch of citrus. It pours transparent gold with a large creamy white head. The flavor starts with citrus and lemon grass. The finish has some floral notes and a hint of lemon. Light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml.Btl Wine glass or snifter yeasty lemon peel & soft spice nose pours beautiful golden, orange, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, floral, grass, citrus, herbs, dough, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice hop aroma never smelled that before 12acers in the world good for you Garret!
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Hazy golden body. Big fizzy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of spice, toasted grain, citrus with hints of lemon, clove. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Spicy tastes of pepper, coriander, citrus and earthy herbs. Hints of woodiness and mango. Dry finish with a bit of lingering tanginess. Complex, but just a tad sweet. By the second glass, it turned a bit chalky, but these are minor annoyances. This is an interesting beer.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle Round balanced aromas of lemon zest, soraci ace hops and cream. Taste is light with some yeast and esters dominating the taste. Refreshing! What a shame it’s so costly...