Rastacouere (6174) - 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 (3039) - Gray, 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 (4027) - 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 (5054) - 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 (5498) - 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.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear amber, medium white head. Fruity and slightly peppery aroma with some tropical fruits. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Seni dry with medium carbonation. Would have preffered this one slightly weaker.
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 12 oz. bottle- Pours very cloudy golden with a huge dense white head that never settles, beautiful curtain lacework and icecream float looking head still after the beer is half gone. Aroma is very yeasty, moderately spicy peppercorns, getting some hops. The taste is very creamy, yeasty, spicy and so drinkable. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Overall I was really impressed with this one, Flying Dog swung for the fences with this one and knocked it out of the park, great brew.
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, on July 6, 2012
Hazy honey color, white head. SWeet, floral, perfume scent. Phenolic, floral, bitter, dry taste. Dry, chalky, phenolic aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golen pour with white head. Big tropical fruit, esters, and some sugary malts. Flavor is similar. Very nice and refreshing. Big tropicl fruits and belgian soapiness.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at Flying Dog on 7/5/12. Golden pour with a white head. Saison yeast esters with light citrus. Med body with banana, citrus and spices. Dry finish with citrus.