Jabah (218) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can says "Farmhouse Ale"...but this definitely tastes more like a pale ale. Has a slight Belgian feel...extra carbonation like a saison, but the flavor is mostly APA. Cloudy medium orange appearance. Flavor of caramel malt, mild citrus and hops. This is a good year round beer and works for anytime of the day.
Jow (2753) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oddly the stags head draft line was done but since I was here grab a quick brew and leave. From a can Light creamy orange pour soapy head. Nose is malty and Bready. Tastes of malt, toast, straw, some tea. Thin watery palate. Odd aftertaste.
Homer321 (2851) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange can. Gold top. Served cold. Nose is caramel with light toast. Taste is like buttered toast with a grassy hop flavor. Very bready and toasty as it warms. Less butter. Decent but not great by any means.
tillmac62 (448) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOD 9/26/14. Pours a slightly hazy orange, the same color as the can. World class head volume, retention and lacing.
Light nose of biscuit and a hint of grassy and floral hops. As it warms, a bit of orange is noted.
Medium body that approaches a creamy texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescence in the middle and a prickly rush in the finish.
The flavor profile is borderline outstanding. It is reasonably intense, slightly complex but is perfectly balanced. It begins with a nice blended flavor that slowly separates. Grassy hops lead then flow into a very mild bitterness. Under the bitterness is an orange flavored background. Biscuit malt proves a subtle balancing sweetness at the end of the middle. The finish has a ginger note that exhibits itself in both flavor and a lingering light spicy bitterness. The finish is dry and a ginger bitterness lingers.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 355ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, biscuit, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sweet with a long malty, caramel and floral finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. A hazy, pale amber colored beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is rather malty, with a light fruity touch. Some grass and pine cones too. It’s medium to full-bodied, semi-dry and pleasantly carbonated. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, some pine cones and grass as well as caramel, bready malts. Long finish with a touch of pine cones and orange zest. Too malty for my likings, but a decent beer anyway, and after five hours of driving it felt nice. 150614
dlovell2 (1273) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from Maxbier. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head and chunks floating around. Biscuit malt aroma with herbal hops. Dry biscuit malt start with mineral notes and a floral and herbal hop finish. Name is not particularly appealing and neither is the picture on the can.
Doofgoblin (441) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
New name: Befuddlement. I’m not really sure what this is... The can says pale ale and farmhouse ale, so I guess the consumer is supposed to decide--I guess ratebeer went with English Pale. Wrong. The answer is "B" farmhouse/saison. If I ordered an English pale at a bar and this arrived at my table, I’d surely convince the server that they got the wrong beer. The spicy notes, bready aromas, almost sage like quality, and the sort of lemony soapiness is totally symptomatic of a farmhouse/saison. In other words, this brew gets a lower score due to indecision...
MarkoR (727) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can. Tasted while in NYC. Pours a hazy amber colour with small off-white head. Nothing too pronounced here. Light malts, floral and hops. Ok.
BierMeHoos (352) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gift from Maxbier, poured from a can. English Pale Ale with ginger. It pours orange and clear with a frothy white head. The flavor is clean, crisp and dry. Decent, would be good with summer type foods.