awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 750mL Bottle. Pours a brilliant golden color with a tinge of lime and topped with a medium, soapy white head. Fruity aromas of watermelon rind, cantelope and organic lemon soap. Some wild nerbs and clover leaf garnishes well, giving it a near saison-like bouquet. Light to medium bodied texture with a wash of tarragon and rose petals. Some lavender stem gives it a firm gardeny tart balance. Slightly sweet corn husk with very minimal hops presence. Quite tasty overall, with a bit of lemony herbs complimenting the crisp, refreshing palate. Final smack of pepper and parsley. Thanks for sharing, Tom!
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL Bottle. Rich aroma as lemons and watermelons. Nice slightly tinged metallic floral hops. Tart and sweet aromaticity. Pour of elysian gold, with a rim of white. Flavor is heavily herbed, sweet golden malts, with sweet phenolics on the rested grains. Deliciate and lightly floral. Having trouble digging out the characters, but this is rich and nicely bodied for a generally lighter styled beer. Nice and clean, and exemplary for the style. Hints of lemon juice. White pepper cracked over. Wafts of epazote. Some light dryness, but hops really don’t play too much. Great body. Light tinge of indiscriminate hops and a good fresh malt sweetness in the end. Corn syrup smack. Great.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 Hazy golden body, usual massive frothy head. Aroma is bread, grass, and their funky yeast. Well balanced, extremely flavorful for the style.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle shared by ClarkVV. Pours a dark golden color with a white foamy head. Nose is sweet honey with some light crisp grass notes. Palate is thick and syrupy. Flavors of honey, lots of sugar, some light grass and hay notes.
DocLock (8526) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from Super Saver, Somerville, NJ. The pour was hazy deep golden with a bubbly, 2-finger white head that lingered and increased in size with every repour. The aroma was spicy and floral, with a pronounced hopcitric element. It smells and looks saisony. The taste was also indeed saisony, with the floral dry spicy element that makes that style so distinct. Indeed, as I suspected, I see a layer of yeast at the bottom of this, and more granules in my glass. Nice. The palate is smooth and complex. A very nice style.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden pour with a huge chunky, frothy head. Extensive lacing. Aroma is lemony and grassy. Very fresh smelling. Flavor is fresh, wheaty, citrusy. Delicious and fresh. A wonderfuly beautiful beer.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright gold with a creamy one finger white head that faded to a thin film. Very nice lacing left. Crisp bready malt nose with a soft light lemony hop overtone. A little bit of a general lemony citrus character and on the second glass some dry yeast character. Flavor is spicy with some lemony citrus and bready malt. On the second glass, the high amount of yeast overtook the lemon notes. Very light on the palate and pretty crisp on the finish, quite refreshing. An interesting beer for sure.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chalky green grapefruit aroma is bursting with citrus character and a faint acidity. Opaque blonde body is topped by a fair but fizzy, white head that recedes rapidly to partial cover. Strong unripe citrus and chalky, leafy, green hop flavour that is somewhat sharp. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Citrus and acidity stick in the throat. Strong carbonation with a very dry texture and somewhat prickly carbonation. Bottle (State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05) sampled with GonZoBeeR, MartinT, Rastacouere and Siroy.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky, cloudy dark yellow body with barely a head. Strikingly citrus and lemony flavor - mixed with a strange bitter hoppiness that tastes a little "off", maybe similar to a spicy tea. Wheaty and yeasty aroma. Its very dry and is definetely more for the summertime.
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Winter Vintage] First of all, it is really friggin’ lame to repackage your summer beer as a winter beer - that said, this is an interesting lager - cloudy golden pour, with a bready, almost tart aroma - a tiny bit sour, which makes it interesting, complimenting the light, lemony character - nice hop bite at the end - not too bad.