Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2012 This one was a big gusher! Pours cloudy orange amber in color with a big white head foaming in the first few pours all over. The aroma is my favorite part, sweetness brings wild yeasty grapefruit notes, quite refreshing. The flavor dies down a bit, a bit of piney hop flavor on the end, some wild yeast notes at the end as well like the batch seemed to have gone infected. Revisited a bottle also from the brewery, no infection had settled in, very light almost non gushing, and more fruity flavors of a syrupy saison.
dcschiller (2155) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy deep yellow color and soapy white head. Aroma is spicy, lemon, grapefruit, and oak. Taste is sweet, and spicy (ginger?). Full bodied and sticky. Smooth finish. Good stuff!
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 750 ml bottle. Gusher upon opening. Orange pour with a 2+ finger white head. Citrus / wood nose. Med body with oak, citrus (lime, grapefruit), light vanilla and spice. Sweet semi-dry finish with oak and citrus.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churckey for the Funky Buddha and CCB event. Hazy orange with a massive white head. Ginger and lemon are very pronounced. Excellent herbal dough character. Oaken tannic notes and vanilla char finish with big citrus peel.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Hazy, deep golden body. Minimal frothy white head. Aroma of orange peel, citrus, grapefruit, bready malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning velvety, then sticky, texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of citrus, light cedar, lemon, orange pulp, peppery alcohol. Sweet into the finish, too sweet, in fact, for a saison. Still, a nice, citrusy sipping beer.
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy orangish golden with a rather big goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet, sour and funky with lemon juice, cloves, white pepper, ginger, orange peal, tangerines, crackers, yeasty esters, barnyard, dry soil, leather, plums and grapes. Taste is very sweet and tiny sour with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, ginger hard candy, orange zest, hay, dry soil, alcohol, ripe apples, barnyard, wood, yeasty esters, minerals, cloves, bitter oranges, alcohol and white pepper. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, tiny tart, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with lemon juice, ginger, grapefruit peal, lemon zest, hay, dry soil and hints of barnyard. The high alcohol doesn’t really suit the beer.t
matt7215 (2080) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. gusher, hazed golden, huge white head. muted nose, some citrus fruit, some bret influence. the flavour is equally muddled. the beer really came off as unfinished. not nearly as clean or expressive as the cedar version. it seemed like this bottle might have had a bret infection that hadnt finished fermenting in the bottle. possible bottle bomb alert.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey (Wash. DC). Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring. Big aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast. Taste is similarly citrusy, with lots of orange, wood, and spicy coriander. Crisp, slick mouthfeel with a medium body and good carbonation. Very smooth.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by BVery, has aromas of lemon/citrus funk. Taste is similar with a bit of spice and earthiness.
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DialSquare (2049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Liquor Loft. Murky yellow-gold pour with a frothy and sturdy off white head. Aroma is herb, spice, citrus and wood. Taste is more of the same - spice, lemon and wood - with noticeable grapefruit. Good - liked the lemon more though.