ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wtf... Grossly overspiced saison with a bit of tartness, and some apple. Rather insulting for this beer to be associated with saison in any way, as it’s clearly not.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pale straw yellow with a large, frothy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of green apple, pepper, and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of green apple, pepper, and ginger. Light body, low warmth, heavy carbonation with a dry finish.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Fireworks. It pours a greenish yellow with a small, white head. The nose has a bit of granny smith apple and herbs. The flavor is tart apple, apple skins, some cellar character, basil, and perfume. Light in body with higher prickly carbonation leading to a apple laden finish. Okay, but it seems gimicky.
brigg (485) - Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pale golden body with a huge, dissipating white head. Wonderfully fruity and musty aroma: apples (but not sweet "apple juice"), a little pear and peach, complex spices, Apple is even more noticeable in the flavor, and sweeter. Not as yeasty as I expected. Still has loads of spice (mostly cinnamon in the flavor), though, to help balance that sweetness. Sourness rises on the way back and is excellent in the finish. Body is on the light side of medium; nice carbonation. I like it more than most "apple" beers that I’ve had, I guess because of the sourness, though the taste could still be a bit less sweet.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Maxs shared by James. Pours a hazed light golden with a medium head- slightly diminishing. Aroma is toasty, bready light green grassy phenolic, lemon zest and slight soapiness- high carbonation brings out a CO2 burn initially when it fades you can get a slight sour apple/acetaldehyde. Flavor is light green apple, slight cider hint, lemon and pine palmolive hint, cracker, grass, phenolic with light pepper hints, light tartness- mostly dry. Strange beer, but not bad.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bmanning for opening up this bottle. Served in a wine glass.
Pours a light straw color. There is a bit of a white head, though that dies quickly. The nose has a bit of light green apple plus a bit of hay and straw. There’s only a slight bit of yeast and earth. The flavor has a sharp green apple character to it with a strong bite in the finish. Nothing much else there. Maybe light grain. Light body with big carbonation. Just okay.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-12-2011
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Release #3, 8.0% ABV. Very cloudy light yellow appearance with a pearl white head and soda-like fizz. Belgian yeast, light sour apples, slightly wild Belgian ale nose. Sour green apples, Belgian yeasty, fizzy, quite carbonated, wild Belgian ale flavor. The apple flavor is nice and subdued. Sour fruity, yeasty finish. I think it’s a very interesting beer but it’s not amazing.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thiredeye11. poured hazy yellow with a white head. aroma is apple, citrus, and banana. flavor is apple and citrus. light body with high carbonation.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very light yellow, that’s only slightly hazy with a minimal white head. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, yeastiness and light fruit in the aroma. Nutmeg and cinnamon come through in the flavor at first, and continues to a spicy finish. More sour notes when it’s actually colder, but the spiciness comes through most when it warms. Lighter body with vibrant carbonation.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light sour aroma with green apple, a bit funky. Taste is a bit tart, but not too sour, dry, spices. Complex and refreshing.