phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Oleana. Pours a yellowish copper, small head. Flavor is light, with some spiciness. I liked it, the spice was more mellow than I expected, and it worked well.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle at Oleana. Pours a pinkish melon color with a white fluffy head. Nose is light hops, some yeast notes, quite fruity and some cardamom. Palate is tingly and playful. Flavor is lightly fruity and yeasty with some of the coriander coming through more. Finish is lightly bitter and refreshing.
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A "collaboration" between Cisco and Oleana produced this hoppy Belgian IPA/saison. Comes in 750mL bottles for $12 a bottle at the restaurant on Hampshire St, near Inman Square in Cambridge.
Bottle is quite carbonated, as all Cisco beers, but does not gush. Off-white/cream colored head is full and fluffy, atop a deep copper-golden, unfiltered body. Great retention and lacing. Aroma, after the head dies down a bit, and the beer warms, is quite expressive of light yeast, cardamon and some light herbal/orange hops. Bits of pale malt also noted. Flavor begins with a full amount of malt, plenty of live, fresh yeast and a bit of cardamon and coriander. The coriander is drowned out more by the hops however, and does not seem dominant. Malt provides a strong backbone. Light dough, honey, almonds and a spicy, lightly bitter finish, quite dry and a bit bready. Medium-full body, yet quite drinkable, not overspiced. So good, had to order another bottle.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think they brew this for a seafood restaurant. This brew is loaded with a ton of spice, lots of corriander and very peppery. Lots of dry spice in both the aroma and taste. Pours a hazy amber with a tall off-white head. The malt and bitterness are very well balanced but the spice really takes over the spice, leaving it very crisp and dry.