Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellow with a huge, slightly off-white head...a loooong lasting head....
Scent is spicy...cloves,banana.
Flavour is unexpected bitter with spice and fruity/hoppiness....dry.
A surprising and different offering...nose says saison, mouth says IPA....
Beersiveknown (2397) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White pepper+clove on the nose. Hazy pale amber, fluffy white head. Very bitter, lots of spicy yeast flavours.
yiannnos (674) - , CYPRUS - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tastes more like a double saison with some extra hop kick, rather than an IPA, which is good since I prefer saisons
tmongoose (1037) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a bright yellow color with a big frothy creamy thick white head that last for awhile and leaves spider webs all over the glass. the aroma is of saison and hops and brett and funk and hops again. the flavor is quite complex because it taste more like a triple with that banana touch and nose and the hops are mostly hidden except for in the middle you can grab their flavor. kind of liked this one but one or two at a time.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Almost clear, honeyish golden coloured, mid-sized loose but stable off-white head, sweet bisquity nose with herbal hops and spicy-yeasty undertones; moderate spicy bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; lingering dryish fruity and hoppy-bitter finish. A fruity-hoppy finish…
Borup (4893) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, yeast, spice and with grainy notes.
kapusil (505) - HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355l bottle. Nice orange body with a thin white head. Yeasty, honey-like aroma with some flowery, grassy hops. Lots of yeast in the taste with dry hoppy flavor.
MadRobin (1611) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle.
Pours a beautiful hazy golden color with a mysterious, ghostly darker haze swirling through it. Three finger cream head quickly settles to a thin film with excellent lacing.
Aroma of yeast, spice, coriander, floral and citric hops, tropical fruit and sweet malt.
Taste is complicated. I pick up yeast, yeast, floral and citric hops, coriander, sweet malt, wheat, pepper, cinnamon, sour apple, and banana. Fairly bitter, but well balanced with different flavors rotating through the palate. The flavor gets even more complex as the beer warms.
Medium/full body and carbonation with a very pleasant spritzy foamy mouthfeel.
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Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refreshing summery beer. Mix between a saison and an IPA. Your palate must get used to this to appreciate it. Amazing beer
jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden coloured body with a thick, five centimetre tall creamy white head - very nice! Aroma of yeast, wheat, curacao, coriander seed and a hint of cloves and other light spices. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a good spice note up front showing some coriander seed, white pepper, caraway seed and a little rye. Hay and grass dominate the aftertaste with a lot of drying flavours and a decent amount of alcohol and malt noticeable and of course a deep dry hoppy flavour finishes it off very bitterly. Overall, a nice beer for the style and showing a lot of the yeastie and saisony/biere de garde flavours of those styles with hops to spare to make it a nice IPA as well. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$1.85 sampled at home in Washington on 12-May-2012.