Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Golden color with small white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, yeast. Taste, nice bitter with floral hops, light tartness in background. Spicy bitter finish. Very tasty beer.
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like a typical unfiltered farmhouse but with a hoppy nose. Tastes more like a watered down saison. Finish is quite tart. Regretting getting a sixer.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Rerate - bottle: 8/4/7/4/14[3.7]
Draught, @ In De Wildeman, pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of litchi, mango, pumpkin and yeast, flavor of pumpkin, clove, papaya, malt and yeast, medium bodied 7/3/7/3/14[3.4]
JDBaker11058 (1448) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy, lemony gold with a creamy white head. Aroma: lots of yeast, citrus, spice, and funk. Taste: yeasty, with notes of lemon, banana, ginger, rice, grapefruit, and pepper, with a dose of funk and citrussy, earthy hops. Finish: creamy, slightly bitter, with a lingering semi-sweet yeasty funk. Notes: Tastes like a Belgian IPA mixed with a saison, which is clearly the intention, so on that count it was a solid hit. Overall, a better than average beer, but not one I would drink for an everyday traditional saison.
Nisse666 (4727) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken 2012-07-10
AR: witte, yeasty, coriander
AP: hazy pale golden, wee frothy creme white head
F: bananas, elder berries juice, coriander,yeasty, caramel
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tall white tower full of irregular bubbles lays above the cloudy gold. Strongly estery nose immediately heads toward pear candy and banana bread territory, adding a sugary impression to this ale that is not very sweet at all in fact. Surprisingly bubblegummy and spicy, it feels more like a hefeweizen yeast than a saison strain, yet the large bubbles, rather high attenuation and airy palate would belong to a farmhouse ale. There is plenty of alcohol though and the cerealic malts show little character, the bubbles lifting the malts into an absent-minded state. In mouth, while the high-temperature yeast still deploys its flavours, flowery and citrusy hops grow quite a punch. The high carbonation seems to mitigate the bitterness intensity, but does not hinder the aromas which could feel fresher, but are efficiently fruity and engaging. It is a pleasant recipe, but the alcohol character seems a bit exagerated for my liking and I’d also appreciate a subtler yeast strain, because the bubblegum/perfume/candy-like notes feel out of place with the explosive hops.
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow blonde color with a huge pillow head that jumps out of the glass and laces out nicely. Aromas are fruity Belgian yeast, light malts and touches of citrusy hop notes. On the palate this beer follows the nose nicely with bright flavors of citrus, grapefruit, pepper spice and some earthy goodness on the dry finish.
MrHangover (3062) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft@ De Paas. Hazy orange color with a beautiful white head. Floral aroma of Belgian yeast and fresh hops. Medium bitter taste with an alcoholic background. Easy drinkable.
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber with small head. slight funk with a great ipa base. very nice belgian yeast. fantastic.
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on draft. Pours a pale, hazy yellow with a fluffy white head of foam. Aroma consists of yeasty esters and black pepper. Taste is initially black pepper spicy, but moves to a sweetness that balances things out nicely. Good offering for sure.