grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour. Nice head. Off white. Orange looking around the edges, purple and brown in the middle. Head is off white to white. Nose is almost all yeast in an almost off putting almost stylistic way. Perhaps it is too young and could use some more time fermenting out. Very green apple smelling. Faint citrus and ginger. A bit of gingerbread. The malts on this one shine through some how. Special B? Sweet but not overly so. And yet the nose lacks something in the way the yeast overpowers everything else. Yeast is subdued on the palate. Lime steps forward. From whee I’m not certain but a definite bitter citrus steps in. Fuggles hops for days. Probably not in the beer but present somehow. Tastes green however. A little rough. Had better from them
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy amber color. Nice hoppy aroma, with a lot of resins and pine needles. The body is thicker than for the Saison Deluxe, it has some malt, some fruitness and a good hopping, but something is wrong (maybe the fermentation) and leaves a light unwanted trace.