crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. A nice cloudy golden body with a white head that seemed to have good retention and great lace. Aroma had a nice mix of yeast and hops. Nice doughy and estery notes a little bit of banana. Hops seemed to have a blend of floral, grapefruit and a mild bit of pine. Flavor seemed to have great balance with hops and yeast, malts seemed slightly toasted and they took a back seat to the other flavors. Nice in the finish.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml, batch 15, bottle pours a hazy orange with some clumpy, lacing white head. Nose has a fair amount of soap, orange peel, some dusty hay, a little old couch. Flavor is soapy, astringent citrus peel, straw, a little herbal tea. Tannic, astringent finish.
mcox90 (1538) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow/gold with a bubbly 2 finger head that doesn’t want to settle down for a while. Funky aroma with a lot going on. You got typical IPA scents of citrus and grass, then some yeast, then some nice barnyard funk. Flavor is fruity, but not really citrus, more like white fruits. Pears and apples. Some lemon zest in here too. Secondary spice, white pepper? Still with some funkiness. Light bodied with aggressive carbonation. Easy to drink and fun.
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
knocked it straight outta da paaaark. best boston accent i could type. Light and hoppy with very high complexity. Craftfully made, very awesome surprise to have another brewery killing it in boston.
JockPhillips (13) - - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle. Batch #15. Rustic white nose feel. Light and grassy. Tight. Nice.
WillRunForBeer (638) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THOB share. Pours pale yellow gold with a white head. Aromas of wheat and citrus. Flavor is spicy, citric hop, belgian yeast. Grassy bitter hop finish. Not a great combination of flavors.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Phenolic (clove, bubblegum, smoke, green pepper) ale with a strong green grassy hop kick that does not feel particularly fresh (batch #14 bought in Boston 5 weeks ago) and a strong pear-like aroma. Rather juicy, but kept a bit tense rather than fluidly expressive, in large part due to the grassy, resinous, woodsy hop character having the flavour profile of a Fuggle amped up with American resinous brashness. I can’t say the result screams balance at my ears, nor at my palate. The appearance (cloudy golden ale with a generous white collar) and mouthfeel (yeasty, large-bubbled, fairly dry) were otherwise pleasant.
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty and grassy hops dominate the aroma. Vague fruit peel impressions also. Cloudy wheat ale appearance. Sharp bitter, spicy hop taste, and just enough funk to be ’farmhouse.’ Like the white IPA’s you see today, not really a saison. Crisp and biting, very yeast and hop forward. Consumed brand new I should mention, so it probably cools off a tad.
SrSilliGose (3247) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. consumed ~ 1 month after hitting store shelves. whole lot of slightly over-ripened pear offered. touch of honeydew. pineapple. floral hibiscus notes offered. preferred enlightenment ales transcendence and day trip to this beer. hops seemed to shine more in those brews without the heavy dose of melon and pear. good though. but will return to other enlightenment saisons before this one.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nothing really stood out about this for me. Its a decent beer, not offensive but pretty bland.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Hoff’s tasting. Pours a hazy pale gold with a soft soapy white head that settles to a thin spotty film. Aroma has yeast some white pepper and floral and soft citrus scents. Taste has a spice and bread/yeast some mild citrus and lemongrass. Palate is thin fizzy and drying. Enjoyable.