Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a gold color with a white head and no lace. The aroma is yeasty and slightly floral. The flavor is rather understated, somewhat fruity, a minor hint of hops that linger, and overall clean. The palate is refreshing. Overall, this is good at the table with chicken. There are better examples, but this one is OK.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Mild dusty malt flavor, earthy notes. Pale golden body, big fluffy white head. Certainly an inoffensive beer, but really not a whole lot to it. Fresh hay, some malt. Pretty blah.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can’t believe I paid $5.50 for this, however the 11.2oz bottle is awesome looking. Pours golden with a minimal white fine sizzling head. Malty and funky aroma, grassy, sweet, light honey, caramel. A very sweet grassy beer, honey and lighter caramel, toffee, nice grassy hops, lightly spiced, mildly bitter. Straight forward but very tasty, malty, hint of acid, dry finish. Highly carbonated, sharp and fine, yet in nice balance with the smooth body.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle - Pours golden with a two finger white head. It has a light aroma of bready malt with fruit undertones. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a light but not watery body. It’s a pleasant and enjoyable session brew.
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl, bb 12/03/09. Clear orange-gold with a lasting half-inch cap of cream that smears the glass with frosting. Light caramel apple aroma. Flavors of grain, caramel, and apple are countered by bitter pith and oak. Light-medium body is dry and too carbonated for me.
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a crystal clear medium gold. Thick, fizzy platinum blonde head that falls quickly to film. Light stringy lace. Sweet, somewhat cloying aroma of grass, caramel, and toffee. Medium, slightly undercarbonated body. Sweet, cloying, grassy, caramelly, toffeeish. Definitely needs to scale back the sweetness in several directions. Long sticky sweet finish.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 23, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My wife is not much of a beer drinker, but when I poured this into my saison glass she said, "now that is a good looking beer." Perfect white fluffy head that lasts, so much subtle, repeat subtle yeasty, hoppy, carbonated taste in each sip - one of my favorites.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold color with a fizzy head with medium retention and nice lacing. Nose of biscuits and fruit. Fresh malt taste with obvious fruit notes and somewhat more subtle toffee notes and suggestions of honey and spice. Tart, tangy, clean, and fresh finish. A perfect beer for watching a sunset on a spring or summer evening.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden orange color with a big creamy head that disappears quickly. Not a whole lot on the aroma, a little grass, a little malt, nothing spectacular. The flavor though is almost a little sourdough biscuit with some great sweetness hiding in there. Really nice smooth flavor. I would love to try this with some cheddar cheese. This is a really god beer.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle recommendation from Sam at Stuffed Sandwich. I was impressed. I don’t go for this style usually, but what I found here was a cloudy... old-looking... gold with an equally moth-eaten head. Such a complex body: mold (in a good way), hop, gentle spice - sweeter than a clove, sweet yeast, wet wood. Almost fungal wood. I choose odd words because I must get across how pleasantly odd this tasted to me. If this bottle were ’garded’ any longer it would have turned to dust. Seemingly - it was actually a fresh bottle.