HenrikSoegaard (11496) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Moderate malty and hopy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flaor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of cedar, fruity esters, citrus, lemon, perfume. Taste is sweet, light cedar, fruity esters, lightly medicinal, bread, low bitterness. Palate is slightly dry, oily, soft carbonation, sweet finish. At 9% this is closer to Abbey Tripel than Saison.
ej (978) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden clear
Cedar, grapes, cirtus
Sour tart dry, complex,fizzy, wood, peppery, hay, earthy, clove
finol (2496) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at CBC.
Taste of riesling wine, wood, citrus, some stable. Nice dryness.
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright yellow/gold color. Hazy. Small white head. Little lacing. Big cedar aroma, peppery dry cedar. Flavor is cedar, peppery dry cedar. Bitter carbonic. A little sweet and dry. Not bad, but the cedar is overpowering. Like cedar is expected to be. Not a good combination in my opinion.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, big white head. Yeasty aroma, lots of cedar, some sweet honeyed notes, spice. Flavor is cedar heavy, some spice, yeast, a bit sweet with some tart notes in the back. Interesting to say the least.
hirigalzkar (2553) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Cbc. Vinous, woody, notes of elderberriers, dry finish. Somewhat reminds me of riesling!
Defreni (2845) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Gulorange diset øl med fint skumhoved. Meget parfumeret duft, men jeg kan lide det. Gør øllen feminin. Smagen er syrlig men stadig parfumeret, tydelig ceder træ. Dejlig øl.
robertjm (795) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(trade w/changeup45) - Big frothy white head. Body is golden orange and very clear. No doubting what kind of wood this stuff aged in as you’re inundated with the aroma of wet cedar wood at first whiff. Pretty overwhelming if you’ve never had it before. Sort of like black pepper corns and coriander seeds. Transfers over into the flavor as well. Any hop character is pretty much masked by the harshness of the wood. There’s almost a perfumy flavor to it. Certainly worth trying, but I find it hard to believe anyone can drink this stuff on a daily basis unless they’re part woodchuck! Might’ve been better had they steamed the Spirals to take a little bit of the edge off.
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 750ml bottle. Poured a golden orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is orange-lemon citrus, with notes of woody lemon. What is this sorcery? This was pretty darn tasty. Sour notes, cedar, with tropical fruits, and white pepper.