taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very interesting taste. Definetly a session brew. Light in alcohol but necessarily in taste. Is it a lite tripel? Is it a lite saison? Not sure. Very bitter, sweet funk in the beginning. The story about the beer is better than the beer.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/11/09 Growler pour courtesy of Nate. Pours yellow/orange with lacing, white head. Nose is skunky wheat with spice, mild wheat, bread and mild citrus. Taste is berliner wiesse-esque w/ a mildy carbonic/sulfur aftertaste. Big, wheaty notes, mild citic notes with a touch of spice. Lots of bread and malt. Tasty brew.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler. Has a nice sweet Belgian pale malt sweetness with floral and orange notes - really reminds me of a saison in the nose, but not spicy. A bit of melon and just a little sulfur, but in a pleasant way. Hazy golden amber that almost glows, topped with thin lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and light fizzy burn. Starts fairly sweet with pale malt base, followed by a bit of orange and light bitter notes. Not overly complex, but there are some different layers here. Sweet, herbal & bitter, and then citrus chalky bitter. Really quite saison-like, but not as spicy or complex. This is a really nice session ale, and this is the type of beer that I could drink every day. Good job - I’m glad Scott revisited this style.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a light cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Aroma was a bit of hops, bready and a bit of spices. Flavor was a bit bland, hints of hops, but like cheapdark said, none of the funky tartness that the original had which is a disappointment.
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Yep, this only resembles the session #9 in looks only. From a growler, poured into two large 24 oz clear glasses. Looks like a hefe. Initial taste is more personality than I care for, especially since the session #9 was so tart & tasty. Seems like a fairly medium high alky brew, not really a session. Tatse mellows out somewhat thru the session. Leaves very interesting lacing on the glass. Has a bitter bite developing on the back of the throat. Much more bitterness builds a hoppy personality. Seems much stronger than the typical EE session brew. Lingering medicinal bitter lasts for many minutes after the session. Somewhat biting citrus personality. Not bad but I miss the tart funky smooth #9.