Sigmund (6542) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle, RBNAG 2011. Deep golden to amber colour. Main impression of both aroma and flavour is "moderate everything" - but this would probably stand out as a decent saison if sampled on its own, and not in immediate connection with many sours. Decent hops in the finish.
Spab (3296) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a hazy amber colour with good-sized lasting cream-coloured head. Aroma is very Belgian yeasty - sweet/sour light fruits, spice and a bit of caramel. Flavour is dominated by fruit notes - grapes, apples and pears sort of sweet, sort of musty, and a distinct spicy note. Finishes somewhat dry and musty. A nice one.
gunnar (7681) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours hazy amber with a small head. Aroma is malty, herbal and fruity. Taste is moderate sweet malty, wood and a light burn from alcohol. Fresh and light sour. Dry mouthfeel.
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@RBNAG11. Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma is fruity malt, yeast, caramel and spice.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, caramel and toasted malt.Medium body, average carbonation.
chrisv10 (14835) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spices and yeast. Flavour is malt, little caramel, little fruit, yeast and alcohol.
Rasmus40 (17053) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 141011
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
huge white head, fluffy white head, amber color, hazy, lacing... belgian aroma, light fruits, some mild tartness... lively, grapes, medium body, dry finish, good flavor, decent flavor, belg yeast flavor, little bit muddled, decent, but muddled, not sure whats going on here, pretty sure its grapes, and loads of spice/herbs....
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a rich golden amber with huge rocky off white head. Huge floral spicy hop aromas. Bready yeast and a little vegemite. Perhaps just a touch of earthfunk to complete. Good stuff. Flavours show some bitterness and a little acidity. Some alcohol on the finish. Good beer.
Bendrixian (1476) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/auburn colour. creamy head, very good lace and high carbonation. Big aromas, floral hops, baking spices , yeast bread crust. very aromatic and complex. Full rich flavour, yeasty-lees taste. long finish. excellent brew
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hazy copper/red pour with a big beige head of extremely tight bubbles. Slightly funky and full of spicy hops on the nose with a little smoke. Very similar on the palate but not as....interesting, I guess. Good smooth body with high carbonation.