dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a tiny bit flatter than expected notes of tropical fruits and flower with sweet malts. Pours amber with a large effervescent head. Taste is a real pleaser, bright fruits mango, pineapple, lavender, vanilla quite sweet but the palate is dry and sparkly which cleanses nicely. I truly refreshing one of a kind beer.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden ale with a solid finger of tight, white foam. Smells a bit skunked, with a good herbal character, some sage, mint and grass, soft and sweet yeast with a bit of clay and coriander. Hints of noble hops and a bit of cigarette butts. Flavor is bitter, with accents of corn, medicinal bitterness, manure, a bit of hay and oxidized grain. Medium bodied with limited carb and a dry finish. I’m torn on this beer, it is very, very complex – but do I like it? I certainly respect it. The nose is beautifully intriguing, and yet the flavor is a little disappointing. I imagine the 3f gueuze fan to really like this one, but it is a little too funky it seems for my liking. I am confused as to whether this is actually skunked, as the beer was stored in a store, albeit in the back of a shelf, out of maximum light…. Who knows. It has some character that would make me think this has some pilsner stylizing to it.
Serving type: bottle
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Yellow - gold pour with a big frothy white head. Aroma is yeast funk, cheese, pepper. Tastes are dank herbal, lightly tart, oak, hay. Strange head and spice in the bitterness. Nice yeasty dry finish.
Beergeek23322 (1706) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/9/2013. From bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a white head. Malty aromas with yeast, hay, spice and light fruit. Hint of smoke. Medium to high carbonation with a dry, bitter finish.
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Yeasty, Grassy, Hay
T: Yeasty, Hay, Belgian Sugars
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Drying
Overall, this beer gets better with a little warmth and comes off very yeasty but the belgian sugar finish was pretty nice.
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant aroma with lemon, caramel, hay, and maybe a little strawberry. Bittersweet flavor starts fruity and spicy--seems like ginger, basil, and pepper to me. Peppery spice and drying alcohol finishes a very different, very good beer.
tectactoe (687) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: thanks, Mike! Bright orange tinted with yellow; cloudy and musky with a few bits of floating sediment. Foamy, white head is close to fizzy and only lasts for a few moments. Aroma is lemon, lemon zest, borderline Lemon Pledge (with the heavy solvent aspect) from the small woodsiness, some pear, citrus, & even a touch of banana. Moderate clove, white pepper, & a ginger-like spice as well. Funk is "light" for a Fantome. Very mild wet hay & yeast. Taste is unique, different, & strange. Lemon, more sweet than tart, with lots of spice; cardamom, white pepper, clove, ginger, and a cluster of other things I can’t identify. Light rotten banana, sweet pear, and more finishing lemon zest. Notable caramel malt and thick bread in the underbody; aftertaste of lemon & Pez candy. Unique and pretty good.
tastybeer (1488) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold pour, white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of smoke, pepper, fruity ester, earth, bread. Taste is lightly bitter, moderately smokey, sweet, pepper, earth, fruity ester, grassy hop. Palate is dry, average carbonation, light bitter finish.
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured golden color with three finger head, aroma of musk with citrus notes, taste of horse blanket, farm, and musk. Very funky beer!!!
digrod (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden. Smells of barnyard and soot. Orange rind, ash, sweet basil on the taste. Finishes peppery and lemony. Just lovely
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yellow with big, flotsam, white head, fine lacing / Nose of lemon, straw, spice, funk / Light body, hint of tartness, fruity but dry, with dusty, bitter finish / Stylish flavors of lemon, pear, hay, lavender, coriander, cream, horseblanket, manure / Just perfect.