Hermod (6325) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, BBE 02/2013. Poured hazy golden with a white, thick head, lacing. Great looking. Spicy aroma, orange and maybe coriander, yeast and citrus. Lovely. Flavor has bitter hops, orange and citrus. Mouth-drying finish. Excellent, fresh and crisp, medium to full bodied.
PhillyCraft (5585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at Max’s in Baltimore, which came as a very welcomed surprise since I have been to In de Wildeman in Amsterdam before. Their selection is pretty much unmatched in Holland besides the De Bierkoning This was made as a collab beer with Flying Dog of Maryland. Pour is a hazy, glowing orange with good rings of lacing that turned spidery with a medium head. Aromas of pineapple, juicy tangerine hops, resinous pine but all restrained perfectly. Taste is pure honey, oaky vanilla, tangerine, other tropical fruit notes. Amazing ipa style farmhouse. Didn’t get any saison notes really besides maybe mouthfeel and the crsip finish. Named for a seriously awesome establishment in the Dam, this beer did not disappoint. So much better then this years version in bottles. Great piece, had to have it.
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Was seeing this everywhere on release so just had to try it. Bottle poured into sniffer, dark reddish-golden color with decent lasting white head. Complex aroma of citrus, yeast and spice. Taste was bitter, dry, some sweetness and grain with a dry finish. Interesting brew, would have it again.
scottw86 (1161) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very hazy yellow color with a large white foamy head. Aroma has lemons, pepper, yeast, and bananas. Taste has lots of fruity flavors with a lot of pepper. Good spices combining with great yeast flavors and veggies. Nice and crisp. The hops are pretty herbal. Aftertaste has a slightly warming alcohol feeling. Overall very nice, one of my favorite flying dogs.
Leafs93 (2081) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish gold with a white head. Aroma is earthy, citrus and yeast. Taste is funky sweet with some citrus, almost sour at times.
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
barnyard, bread, hay, spruce, alcohol, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively,
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finger and a half size head, straw color. Taste is of wheat, citrus hops and a little rye. Also has notes of banana, bubblegum and cloves.
coolfunnj (356) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
spicy citrusy and hoppy aroma very inviting...yellow with a bit of orange tint,big head that slims down quick some light lacing..tastes bitter,lemony,spicy and lightly yeasty very refreshing..light and tingly with a semi dry finish..overall this time of year im really discovering some terrific saisons and farmhouse ales they were invented as summer beers and they fit the bill this is no exception
Idiosynkrasie (6296) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Semi-cloudy golden colour with small allusively lacing white head. Intense yeast aroma on a fruity, citrussy background. Dry, bitter, prickling, yeasty taste with a touch of orange.
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours a hazy off-orange color with a well carbonated small white head. Aroma is of very fruity, and slightly funky Belgian yeast, tangering and orange rind. Taste is fruity yeast, tart and bitter citrus fruits that linger with a slight lingering funky yeast note. Nice brew.