BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[sampled at Hopleaf, Chicago] Cloudy, golden yellow color. Fruity aroma, citric, almost kind of earthy. Flavors are strongly bitter, with loads of esters. Spicy and phenolic; very complex. Finishes with a wonderful dryness. Strong carbonation.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3-2-08 bottle (2 years aged) shared at tasting
Not a preferred style of mine. Cloudy orange color with a light white head. Smell is funky and citris and strange. Flavor is average and bland and a bit sour. Overall, just okay. For the style, probably amazing - but I didn’t dig it.
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kulminator, Antwerp.
Hazy golden with a white head.
Grassy and yeasty aroma with tropical fruits.
Soft and slightly metallic.
Grassy bitterness with warming alco-feel.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark yellow with very excited white head. This beer has a piny, citrusy, peppery aroma. This beer tastes of pepper, spices, citrus, and yeast. Finishes dry with some hops and pepper.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Pours light orange to yellow with whitish head. Smell is minty, and lemony fresh, perhaps herbal as well. Taste is sharp, somewhat tart and a touch spiced as well. Some butteriness to the flavor at the same time and a honey sweetness to it. Faintly hopped as well, but sweetness prevails still a bit from this.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium. Hazy dark golden with a creamy rich white head. Fruity aroma with apricots and peaches, along with floral and herbal notes, and some leather notes. Medium bodied and very smooth. Very well balanced.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8th Rating from 3rd Annual Woodshop tasting in Temple City, CA. 3/1/08. One hell of a day put on by Cquiroga, thanks for a killer day Chris. Also spent the day there with bikesanbeer, my girlfriend Cyn, wetherel, JohnC, DenverLogan, dirty_martini, jasparg, DrBil, IPAFiend, awaisanen and many others, this was one crazy day. 2004 Vintage bottle, and it has aged very well. Pours gold and yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and nutty. Taste is sweet yeasty and damn nice.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at the Kulminator on tap: Floral and earthy aroma reminiscent of brett spring forth from this beautifully cloudy beer. It poured with 2 fingers of head which laced beautifully down the side of the glass. Flavor is of a summer afternoon. Earthy hops, floral notes, cereal malt, all balance out with harmony. Mouth feel is light and bubbly, really complements the flavors and the feelings of a summer day.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
~3-4 year old bottle. Cloudy light orange body with lots of yeast particulate and a large white head and that fades to a wispy cover. Sweet and fruity nose with fresh herbs, flowers, pepper, apricot and orange. Lightly sweet taste with cotton candy, lavender, pepper and peach. Medium body is very soft with moderate, gentle carbonation.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. An unclear golden beer with a big, persistent white foam that leaves laces on the glass. The aroma is peppery, citric, with a light note of alcohol. The flavour is quite powerful, spicy (pepper, coriander), fruity (lemon), with some alcohol, that is not disturbing but warming. Quite sweet flavours with a decent bitterness. medium to full body, lively carbonation, quite long finish with light to medium bitterness. A much more than average beer, but I prefer their regular Saison, more funky, funny and bitter. However a good winter and strong Saison.