jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Takeover tap night for lovin cup anniversary. Funky nose with ripe bananas and yeastiness. Much the same in taste with full body and spiciness. Very nice.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours unfiltered medium grade grade darker amber apple juice. Has a high fluffy big bubbled head. S - interesting hard to place tropical fruit aromas up front ( the serachi hops?) Belgian yeasts, oaky notes, citrus peel, cloves, lemon. M - medium bodied lighter palate. Fairly simple but good. Light alcohol warmed end with mild bitterness. T - nag champa up front. Strange but good. Belgian yeasts, grassy and hay notes. Fresh orange and lemon peel and cloves. Simple vegetal end. O - pretty good different but flatter and simple. 6+
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12.
Cloudy golden yellow with lots of carbonation visible.
Yeast, citrus, lemon peel nose.
Taste follows nose, sweet malt, largely lemon, touch of hops and spice.
Medium bodied and a good rasp of carbonation but not as much as the visuals made out!
Dryish clean finish.
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra flaske på København ølfestival mai-10, sjenket av Brooklyn Brewerys karismatiske sjefsbrygger Garrett Oliver: en meget spesiell opplevelse, sorachi-humlen minnet om kattepiss. Jeg må nok gi den en ny sjanse da mange andre syntes den var både spennende og velsmakende.
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Narrows, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours a light orange color with a white head. Aroma is sorachi ace hops, lemon, and some saison yeast. To be honest, it would have been hard for me to pinpoint this beer as a saison. I think Sorachi Ace beers are almost their own style. In any case, this has a lot of spice, a lot of lemon, a fair amount of peculiar hops, and a nice body. I felt no qualms about getting a second glass.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a medium cap and had excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple, and a bit of spice.
The taste was lightly sweet and rather creamy with a hint of citrus, and a mild fruity ester from the onset, progressing into a mild bitter yeasty taste with a light spicy finish. The flavor stuck around for a little while with the spicy fruity taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a creamy and slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall a nice crisp tasting brew with all components working harmoniously together, which did a great job of concealing the somewhat high ABV making this one very enjoyable drinking experience...
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this beer was "bright," and then read the label, which describes it as such. A light, fragrant beer with good hop character and good drinkability.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dans shared with friends. Pour is hazy gold in appearance with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Very fruity upfront, with light touches of spice, pear, and lemon, definitely some grass in there, as well. Spicy yeast, citrus zest, spice, white pepper, coriander, grass, light funk, and banana ending lightly bitter. Medium mouthfeel with soft carnation. Pretty nice stuff.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house , courtesy of Stephen. Thanks! Cloudy, golden orange appearance with a small white head. Spicy, pear, white wine, herbal hoppy, sweet fruity aroma. Spicy, fairly dry, apple, pear, well carbonated, bubbly, white wine, spicy peppery, herbal flavor. Pretty tasty stuff.
HeadyDE (746) - Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice indeed on draft, quite refreshing pairs well with food. Everything is done well, nothing is overpowering, simply a highly drinkable beer that is a solid alternative to most of the inferior summer offerings out there. Sunshine in a glass is a good way to sum this up..