hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden/yellow color with an averaged sized off white head. Woody, cedar, vanilla, with some spices. Some fruitiness and bread too.
jmgreenuk (4807) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Ratebeer "sticky floor" tasting, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy orange with a round white head and broken lace. The aroma is of grapefruit. The flavour is bitter pepper and spicy. A tasty and flavourful beer. Not sure I could drink a whole bottle though.
erickok (3755) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, off white lace. Bit too much spicy, but also a decent sweaty, fermented fruit and sweaty. Sweet and sharp notes, herbal bitterness. It’s okay. (At Deanso’s tasting)
dEnk (3931) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ sticky floor tasting. Aroma is grapefruit woody madness, lemon, spices, citric acid, slight medicinal. Flavour is woody fruity malty bread grapefruit lemon spicy madness. Too spicy imho.
deanso (5620) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared at a sticky floor Ratebeer meeting at ABCBeers in the Hague.
thin white head. Hazy blond pour. A very nice saison
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange color, aroma of spice, wood, yeast, grain, same flavors with some coriander, grain, honey, good but the ceder is a little over kill on the spice
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Bottle is a gusher. Pours a murky orange color with a large white head that has fair retention. The aroma is spicy with cardamon, coriander and some yeast. The flavor is rather weird with what I presume to be cedar taking the forefront, also present are spices, sour fruits (papaya, persimmon) and something medicinal. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and with bitter oranges lingering. Overall: This has a unique sourness, sort of a cross between RR Temptation and Orval, but not as good as either. I’m wondering if this might be infected.
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration Day Two. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Massive spicy cedar nose. Big sweet flavor, lightly boozy with some honey and plenty of cedar wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with some alcohol sting, mild pine bitterness, and just loads of cedar wood character. Light dryness, medium sweetness. Lasting woody bitterness. If cedar is your favorite you’ll love this. Otherwise, the cedar may be a bit much. I’m somewhere in between.
Nisse666 (4435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen
AR: pink pepper, sugary, caramel
AP: creme brulee colored body, no head
F: pink pepper, tart, wee caramel- new rating 2,8 average: 3,0
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-17 Göteborg
AR: citrus, cedar, grape fruit, rose peppery
AP: hazy pale copper, transparent white head
F: fizzy, heavy cedar, old milk, dry, grape fruit meat, bit to much cedar!
b3shine (5746) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster at Cigar City. Looks solid; a transparent orange with white lacing. Smells of cedar and spice. Taste is okay, but the cedar is overpowering. Average on the palate. A little too intense for me.