pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very complex and winey aromas--dried fruit, honey, berry with hints of earthy yeast aromas.
Appearance: Clear bright amber with minimal head.
Taste: Medium-heavy sweetness with light bitterness and medium sourness to balance.
Palate: Full body, thick oily texture, soft carbonation, long fruity finish.
Overall: Wow! This has so many flavors working with each other and against each other. Every sip reveals something different, but still in harmony with the others. Nothing unpleasant here, though a bit too fruity for my taste. Still, this is really well done.
Dacrza (851) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE: July 28, 2016... OCCASION: watching our wedding videos (thanks for sending the VCR, Jer!) while celebrating fifteen blessed years of marriage with Shana... GLASSWARE: Affligem goblet.... a dark copper, almost brownish opaque body challenges daylight... the off-white fizzles to a pencil-thin ring, while small clouds circle inside... apple, sour apple, grapefruit, vanilla, honey, grapes, and saltiness--safe to say, I haven’t smelled something like this before, although the aroma loosely approximates freshly unwrapped cassette tapes from the eighties... in summation, quite a cornucopia to process... upon first sip, surprisingly active in the mouth... medium-bodied, warming, and dry, with the honeyed finish that provides depth and length to the taste... demonstrative apple, honey and citrus and sour mash... ginger, raisins, dry nuts, and phenol hints develop a complex, almost unworldly profile, one that encourages sip upon sip... a beer worthy of the our milestone anniversary, I cannot help but think this beer is challenging in all the right ways, stirring fruit, spice and lesser elements to develop a taste akin to a Belgian ale but with drastically different draw and depth.. manageable at its 8.5% but formidable as well, with its spiciness erupting with every sip... on sale at A&P Liquors? yes, please...
teamsale (174) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear light brown bronze with little off-white head and minimal lacing. Smells exactly like a saison. Tastes sweet, some unusual flavors, flowery, honey, actually very nice. The bitterness is mild and the aftertaste is extremely pleasant.
koleminer20 (2437) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Split this one with Steve at Dan’s Downtown Tavern on July 01. The pour is a muddy amber color with a couple golden hues shining through. There is an incredibly fizzy white head that falls down and reminds me of a soda. That’s what it looks like. A beer shouldn’t fizz like this. The aroma is incredibly sweet. There is a lot of dark fruit and spiciness to it, like it’s a dark fruit-inspired saison. A definite breadiness exists, and a light Belgian malt. The flavor is dark fruits and Belgian yeast. It’s just really Belgian ale dominated. The mouth feel is terrible. It’s thin, yet syrupy, with a very effervescent carbonation that let’s the Belgian tendencies just jump off of the tongue. It doesn’t end quick enough. This isn’t my jam. Not by a long shot.
ABUSEDGOAT (2581) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, minimal head. Aroma is strong honey with sweet malts, light raisin, lightly spicy. Medium bodied, sweet honey flavor dominates with a touch of raisin.
ffbot (349) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Leave is to Dogfish. Again you smell and taste every damn ingredient, which is amazing. It’s a great beer, it’s perhaps a bit not my style thought because it tastes kinda regular after a while
Evilkniamhel (514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run. Pours clear Amber. Nose of sherbet lemons, moss, peaches. Honey, loads of fruit, nutty on the palate.
AshtonMcCobb (5205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - deep amber with some head.
Nose - orange and light red fruits
Taste - more oranges and red cherries.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry tangy texture.
Overall - interesting and decent.
allmyvinyl (9415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigs. Thanks to the SF brother in law. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of honey, bread, dried fruit. Taste is clean, malty, dried fruit. Clean finish.
GlasgowTAD (1352) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber with no head. Aroma is raspberry jam. Taste is raspberry sweet, earthy bitter, mild sour.
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is honey, caramel, fruity, taste is raisin, pomegranate, tart, juicy.