MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - MAY 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml) Cellared for 8 months. Poured golden orange with a medium sized, rocky, off-white head which was average lasting. A very strong yeasty aroma with barnyard notes, ripe pears, lemon zest, cinnamon, coriander and light notes of clove + banana. Flavor was mainly of wild yeast with a mild bitterness, over ripe apples, tangy lemon, cinnamon, pepper, coriander, hints of banana and some strange herb/weed notes which I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a dry mouthfeel and a good length finish.
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow, nose is yeasty, orange, taste is similar, fizzy, sweet.
vadie (842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur du miel avec un col moyen blanc. L’arôme terreux et un peu aigre du levure sauvage, un peu du miel, cire d’abeille, et un peu du malt léger. Le goût est du miel, levure sauvage, un peu du malt, et tout est très bien équilibré avec un amertume léger dans la finale. Haut carbonatation et léger en bouche.
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My research leads me to believe that when ratebeer calls this a traditional ale they mean that this is a Scottish Gruit. Proper glassware is a mug and that’s what I had it in.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. The lacing was somewhat spotty and somewhat clingy here and there.
The smell was sweet herbal, light white wine (but nice). Light citrus fruit amplifies a silky sweet underlying malt.
The taste was herbally sweet with a nice florally silky and somewhat light acceptable white wine balanced by citric fruits.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there - good. I have to say there’s a nice smooth sweet herbal quality rolling over my tongue.
Overall, I like this one and would definitely come back to this.
tderoeck (5303) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27/X/14 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: IX/2015 (2014-1271) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Note: after trying to find this beer for more than 3 years, I eventually acquired it through trade from Scandinavia. Please Belgian brewers, quit this "export only" policy please! It’s ridiculous!
Clear deep orange beer, aery white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of orange peel, bit sweet, oxidized, bit spicy, coriander. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, refreshing, spicy, bitter, coriander, some oranges, little sweet. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, orange peel, hoppy, banana, yeast, sugary touch, spices, coriander, bit oxidized.
Brigadier (3130) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
An rather unusual experience provides what I can only assume beer might have tasted like long ago. If that was the case I’m not sure I would drink quite as much. On the other hand as long as it did not cost upwards of $14.99 like this did I may change my mind. Worth trying once, this unique beer compares favorably to Dogfish Head’s own remake of an ancient recipe.
Aroma / Appearance - A bronze body sits below a thin white head despite a strong aggressive pour. Herbs in late spring mix with a dry autumnal feel. Musty books complete a very rustic feel.
Flavor / Palate - Earthy spices and herbs refresh the palate at first. A moderate bite grows over the course of a few sips. A solid finish leaves behind memories of a respectable experiment that is worth sampling once. In general though I believe I’d rather purchase the Saison instead if I had to choose one to drink on a regular basis.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Light malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lasting white frothy head atop a clear, lightly carbonated amber body with minor sediment. Nose of nail polish. Very vibrant and sweet tonic and lemon. Very nicely balanced. Enjoyable.
Gerbeer (2045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy tawny color with full head. Aromas of light lemon, honey/beeswax, and sourdough. Flavors of herbal/spicy bread, lemongrass, and toasted malts. Interesting.
beer_est_deus (771) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dimmig, orange-gul med ett lätt vitt skum. Doft: Malt, jäst, belgo, gräs, banan, jord. Smak: Jäst, belgo, humle, malt, vete?, gräs, lite örter.
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Thin off white head. A dry woody malty aroma with a small belgian tuch. The taste is a bit sharp and dry.