RyanK (152) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
People weren’t kidding about the foam on this beer I poured a little past the label and the glass is about to over flow with white foam. Slow to dissipate, appears in large bubbles on the side of the glass. Smells strongly of spices, cloves, and Belgian yeast. Cloudy, light yellow/orange appearance. The yeast is particularly strong in the taste. The spices and cloves are pretty light and balanced by the hops. Taste of orange peel is prominent throughout the experience. Finishes bitter and dry, eliminating the first taste that hit your palate. Interesting brew with a lot of complexity, I’m sure others may taste some different elements. Not exactly my style but I’m still drinking it trying to figure it all out which I’m digging.
Guerde (1148) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pours a hazy and dirty light yellow color with a massive white head that takes awhile to settle and leaves a sheet of lacing. Aroma initially smells like Spaghetti-o’s, light Feta funk, and cracked pepper. Utterly odd. Further scents of dried apricots, orange zest, and bread dough bring things back to normalcy, although Chef Boyardee continually flits into scene. The flavor begins with a strong pale malt sweetness that yields to orange marmalade and apricot preserves. Mid palate contains some crackery quality which is accompanied by spice. The finish gets to be a bit much with the bitterness, as the hops come off as being really soapy, and that flavor lingers for far too long. Moutfheel is medium and carbonation is lively. This is a pretty unpleasant beer all around.
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay toooooooooooooo muuuuuuuch foamy head! Out of control! Took a few minutes to dissipate so I could even finish pouring the rest of the bottle in! Points off for not allowing me to drink my beer right away! Murky, pond-water like clarity; kinda ech. Aroma is very Belgiany funky, dead on for a strong saison. Reminds me of funky cheese. Mouthfeel is pretty light and very drinkable. Taste is quite powerful. Lots of lemon, horseblanket funk, hops, some pepper and bubblegum. I really like this one. Alcohol is completely hidden. Not for the faint of heart.
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Sweet, citrusy, lemon and grapefruit. Yeast, coriander. Clean golden orange color, Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Ok aroma strong, but not pleasant, fairly bitter, guess I don’t like yeast hop mix.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Aroma is funky yeast, citrus hops. Taste is funky, citrusy and refreshing. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate. I will be picking up multiple six packs of this.
shnootzy (6) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought in The Berlin Beer Shop, a firm frothy head, flavorful and very pale IPA, with a gentle citrusy aftertaste. Like!
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours hazy golden, big, frothy off white head. Stays fluffy throughout. Nose is lemon, coriander, yeast, bread malts, rye, graham cracker, funk. On the palate, floral, citrus hops, sour yeast, bread malts. Faint tartness and dry, fluffy, lighter mouthfeel with a longer finish. Pretty solid.
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Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds white pepper, light phenols, fresh white bread, spicy rye, crackers, touch of funk, tangerines, lemon, lime, gooseberries, rhubarb, mild grass, flowers and a whisper of tart tropical fruits. The flavor Is dry, light to medium bitter and light acidic with citrus, spices, crackers, green leafs, touch of phenols and fruits. The mouthfeel is tart and slim with a light to medium carbonation. Citric, light floral and tiny cracker-like finish. Light to medium.
_angst_ (2353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 330 ml bottle bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours hazy golden with a big frothy and bubbly white head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, hoppy, yeasty and funky with plums, sweet white bread, cloves, green grapes, dry soil, alcohol, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, yeast, perfumelike dried flowers, hay, coriander, rhubarb, cinnamon, alcohol, rubber and hints of sunny dry barnyard. Taste is sweet and spicy with plums, grapes, lemon zest, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, freshly cut grass, cookie dough, pine, orange peal, crackers, white pepper, dried apricots, dried mango, dried papaya, yeasty esters, dry soil, rubber and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and funky with cloves, white pepper, crackers, hay, plums and grapes. Nice but the alcohol smell and taste doesn’t add much at all.
HopfenWeisse (881) - - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierzwerg. Clear golden colour with nice soapy head. Aroma is fruity hoppy and saison yeast. Flavour is grapefruit, yeast, bitter finish. Great combination.