crazyvin (1859) - 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.
Scrapersnbeer (1434) - 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.
SrSilligoose (3122) - 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 (1674) - 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 (1908) - 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.
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at The Hoff’s tasting - hazy golden pour with a white head. Slightly sulfur nose. Taste is nice. A little on the bitter side. Ok.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle - thanks AJ! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a spotty white head. Spicy yeast aroma. Some orange / citrus. Crisp palate. Very good!
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Belgian Yeast, Citrus Hops
T: Belgian Yeast, Citrus Hops, Orange Rind
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Yeasty, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a nice belgian IPA, not anything special but nothing bad either.
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Hazy orange yellow with a fizzy, clean white head. Aromas of citrus, spice, flowers, pine and yeast. Flavor is sweet citrus, spice, lemongrass and yeast with a dry bitter finish. Light bodied.
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForcehops. Thanks for helping me get this one off my want list! Funky Belgian yeast, fruity bready malt and spicy floaral hops aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with a large creamy white head. Sweet fruity bready malt, Belgian yeast, and spicy grassy hops flavor. Medium creamy body, moderate carbonation, slightly dry finish. I will admit that this rating may have taken a hit since I had just previously rate Anchorage Bitter Monk.
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased @ Julio’s Liquors. Bright hazy yellow color with thick bubbly head. The nose is a nice mix of grassy and floral notes with a touch of yeast. Flavor is yeast upfront with the floral and grassiness hitting the back of your taste buds with medium amount of bitterness. Dry and crisp texture. Overall a nice hybrid style.