mcox90 (1886) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Tully’s in Wells, Maine. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Fairly strong herbal aroma, with a background scent of citrus hops. Light to medium bodied palate with a sharp crispness. Average carbonation. Somewhat fruit like flavor interspersed with all the herbs that are in this brew. Also, some very light pepper. Very interesting beer.
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of lemon, citrus, coriander, and spices. The spices come out more on the flavor then the aroma. Decent blend with the lemon and yeast. Alcohol isn’t too prominent but still present. Overall pretty decent.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden body with an immense offwhite head that leaves some grainy lacing. Aroma is herbal, with sage and rosemary dominating. Medium body and carbonation with a distinct yeasty chalkiness. Taste is dry and herbal. Sage and rosemary again take the lead. Hint of green apple fruitiness and some grassy hops. Pretty decent saison but the herbs are a bit overwrought.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color with a big white foamy head. Head stays throughout and lots of bubble stream up the center. Nose is peppery, spicy, leafy herbs. Palate is full and has a nice rich texture. Flavor is spicy with pepper up front, a light sweet note that is quickly overcome by the dry spiciness. Tongue is attacked and beaten with peppery dryness.
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with huge snowy white head. Aroma is perfumey and rosy with pear esters. Taste is gingery with lemon with green apple peel. Very interesting. $3/12oz
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Hmmm.
Actually not bad, once you realize what you are drinking.
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of huge spice notes, primarily rosemary and sage, along with some hoppy citrus. Some nice fruity yeast comes out as it warms up. Flavor is somewhat fruity cut with the bitterness of one of the spices, followed by the rest of the spices coming out. Wish I could be more specific, but I can’t really identify these spices for what they are, in a beer.
Not bad, Now of course I have to try the other 2 from Stone and Victory.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Had on of the other Du Buffs and really did not like the spice concoction that they brewed, thought this would be better but its just not my cup-o-tea. Poured nice bronze color some head. Scents of parsley and sage. Taste is good at first but the finish and aftertaste just left a bad taste in my mouth. This was a strange brew.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours cloudy gold with giant white head. Rosemary dominates the aroma, with some parsley and thyme notes. Flavor reveals an initial attack of the herbs, sharp and spicy, which gradually reduces to a doughy, bready flavor, although a residual flavor of the herbs in present on the finish. As the beer warms the dough aspect becomes more prominent, and I find it to be more prominent than the victory / stone releases.
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent and surprising beer that will wake up your taste buds after too many heavy, syrupy offering. And a bit more refreshing and interesting than Victorie’s rosemary infused Summer beer. Best drunk pretty cold.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a small white head. Franco-Belgian esters come through in the nose. The palate is highly carbonated but lacks the dry character found in classic examples. Spices, some malt sweetness, and a slight hop character come through. The finish again shows spices and could benefit from being just a touch drier. Overall, an enjoyable beer.