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DryHop Vampire For Your Love

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Belgian farmhouse ale brewed with Kafir lime leaves and Sichuan pepper. This is the only Saison that matters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 Pours golden honey amber with almost no head, a few grayish bubbles. Aroma and flavor bring huge lavender and floral notes, a bit sweet and very unique. You might say perfumey, but not in a hoppy overbearing way, more like floral. I really love this beer, but could be overbearing for some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a white head and just a little lacing. Aroma is spicy, clove, some lime citrus. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a little cereal, clove, some pepper spiciness, a touch of lime, with a little spicy clove finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A very fruity saison beer. Bette than most. Easy to drink. Pours orange in cor and smells fruity. Had at dryhop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Full-on saison here. SUper tart and tangy, super super tangy. Lime leaves add some tropical citrus, sicuan adds a backing spice but not "hot" or tongue-numbing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at the source... Pours with a slight haze an orangey hue and topped with a creamy white head... Aroma of big lemongrass and peppercorn notes more emphatic in the former. Not as yeasty as most saisony tend to be these days. Nice, refreshing but pretty lemon and pepper forward... Flavors are big on a semi-tart yet sweet lemongrass and spicy pepper corn notes. Again, mildly sweet towards the beginning and middle but tarts up just a bit beyond that. Medium bodied with expected carbonation. Pretty assertive on with the lemon and spice but it works out pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). First visit opening week. Pours a nice hazy orange gold hue, darker body shows some deepness, good haze, and mellow glow throughout, almost a honey color. A frothy creamy whitish head sits as a firm layer, dies to a thicker ring and laces ok. Aromas are spicy, firm Belgian yeast presence is a bit raw, grainy, bread dough and bakers yeast. Spiciness grows as it warms, black pepper accents and a leafy earthy feel. Touches of earth, faint citrusy touch. Some mellow fruit. Pretty solid. Initial is medium bodied, a nice fruity quality up front shows apple, grapefruit, pear, pineapple. Mellow bread, dough, some more citrus. Doughy malt, some yeast, gentle spiciness. Floral, earth. Middle is a touch more just hodling onto the front’s coattails. Mellow sweetness, decent body. Backend starts to show some different appeal. Faint pepper element starts slowly on the palate, gentle yeastiness and more fruit linger on. Pear, gentle sweetness is still there but that telltale spice is presence. A bit of yeast, peach, and mellow yeasty element as we finish. A bit sweet back there, a crashing dryness would be nice. But the backend, aside from the pepper’s emergence, doesn’t do much. Needs to evolve a bit into the back and finish, as it remains a bit sticky and stale. Still, a good start on a house beer within a style that is terribly easy to nitpick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Had this on draft at DryHop on opening night. Orange pour. Spicy and sweet aroma. This tastes more like an IPA than a Saison to me. Usually don't like saisons but really enjoyed this. Good hops and floral taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zebra (1592) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
on tap @ brewpub grand opening. spicy. tasty. it was so packed when i got there they wouldn’t even let me go stand at the bar. rating #1!

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