Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle shared by Joes. Clear yellow - light orange color, small white head. Smell malts, sweetness, apple, fruits, some herbs and -I guess- cedar wood. Taste malts, sweet, again probably the cedar wood, but a lot of herbs or spices again. A bit fizzy carbonation, medium body.
daknole (10320) - 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.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Cloudy orange, small white head. Lots of cedar in the aroma, parfume, fruit. Good mouthfeel Cedar indeed, parfume fruit grape fruity flavour. Too much cedar.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Hazy golden appearance with a cream colored head. Very spicy cedar, tobacco, woody aroma with lighter citrusy notes. Spicy cedar, woody, lemon citrusy, a bit smoky, mainly cedar flavor.
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Mostly clear, straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatic highlights are spicy cedar, citrus peel an both spice-rack lemon pepper and spice-rack coriander. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is nearly tart, moderately bitter and lemon peppery. Finishes tangy, bitter and a touch citrusy.
hopdog (9940) - 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.
Sammy (9683) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lateral tasting with bottles from Lueken Liquors. Funky aroma, the funk stays in the taste and is moderated by some grapefruit and lemon and the wood. Very good very spicy flavour, but you have to tolerate the barnyard. Good drinkability.Full mouthfeel, carbonation significant.
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan), pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out pungent cedar upfront which dominates, a bit of citrus, but not much else – this is all cedar on the nose. Flavour is similar, bringing out prominent cedar notes which dominate, with very light citrus notes. The cedar is monolithic in this, with a light body, leaving strong woody cedar notes. The best of the Dos Costas beers, but still nothing special.
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample, thanks to Henrik Soegaard for sharing. Unclear golden body. Spotty lacing. Dry lemony hops to the nose, slightly spiced. Bittersweet taste profile of tangy fruits, mild pepper and yeasty fruitiness towards the ending. Fresh and dry bitter endnotes. Good, but far from being a favourite (Copenhagen, 12.05.2012).
Scopey (9381) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at CBC, May 2012. It pours straw yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is herbal, citrus, farmyard, sweet fruit and some floral notes. The taste is tart citrus, farmyard, funk, wood, lactose, sweet fruit (grapefruit and white grape), herbal and vinous aspect, with a dry, slightly tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easily the best one I’ve had from this series.