yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From tap at Lucky Baldwin, Pasadena. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Solid ginger and cinnamon spiced aroma. Flavour is citric, light caramel malty but also extremely overspiced. Sweet and spiced ginger finish. Terrible out of balance.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Lucky Baldwin. An unclear golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and sage. The flavor is sweet malty with spicy notes of sage and notes of alcohol, leading to a dry bitter and alcoholic finish.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled draught at Lucky Baldwin, Pasadena.
Clear golden, lively, rich head. Rich gingery aroma. Sweet and fruity and rounded, fairly soft mouthfeel. Rich and mouthfilling with herbal notes and drier salty finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian spicy, white pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian spicy, white pepper, some alcohol. Moderately full body.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark straw colour. Big nose mixes sage with bubblegummy, slightly clovey notes. Fizzy mouthfeel. Lots of sage, yeasty spiciness. Quite a bit of late sweetness. Not sure itís entirey cohesive but itís fun and enjoyable all the same.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy amber, thin beige head, wonderful fresh sage aroma, dry malt flavor with just enough hop to balance, just a touch of the sage in the flavor to add complexity and a touch of bitterness, very drinkable
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a light golden color with a fair amount of haze and a large, fluffy, white head.
S: There is definitely some sage in this beer. The sage actually dominates the aroma to the point where very little else comes through. Maybe a bit of sweet malts.
T: I was surprised by how well balanced the sage is in the flavor. Certainly, there is a lot of it, but it is nicely balanced by an intense malt sweetness and even some hints of vanilla and coconut (strangely enough). There is just a hint of bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a clean, smooth carbonation. Almost creamy, in fact.
D: I was not expecting to enjoy this one much, and my fears were reinforced after smelling the beer. But I suppose thatís why we drink it.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lucky Baldwins. Pours with a small, tight, off-white heead that leaves some lacing. Body is a murky dark gold. Aroma has lots of sugar, coriander and sage. Taste is sage, banana esters, alcohol, and spiceyness. Lively bubbles with a syrupy mouthfeel. Intense, but at the same time, extremely refreshing on a 90 degree Pasadena day.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Lucky Baldwins in late June 2006: Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a frothy, dense, well-lacing white head. Rich, sweet floral honey, sage, and bready caramel malty aroma. Body starts sweet, caramely and viscous with good, dry peppery coriander and clove spice and a smooth, but full, bready palate. Nicely-balanced and complex. A unique and enjoyable beer.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Neighborhood. Full haze light golden. Thick white foam. Excellent lacing. Nose is bright sage, white pepper. Taste is thicker than, spicy white pepper, sage, mint, chamomile. Similar to Cellar Door order Cuvee des Fleurs. Abv is higher for being normal saison buy comes across similar to Dupont Avec les bon Voeux. Nice albeit stickier and heavier.