LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with a creamy white cap of film atop. Within the body you will see rising bubbles and a little bit of suspended yeast.
Aroma: Mens cologne, fruity yeast,honey.
Taste: Dry malt, spicy fuity yeast and sharp bitter hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with prickly carbonation.
Overall: A very nice farmhouse style ale. Very balanced and flavorful.
TheGB (547) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BeerRun. Yellow with a small head. Aroma of straw and hops. Light to medium body with a kinda harsh palate. But interesting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 355ml bottle.
Pours a medium straw, white head.
Yeasty, spicy aroma, quite hoppy, malt, grapefruit, spruce, mildly phenolic, earthy, rasin, tangerine.
Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Yeasty taste, quite spicy, lots of lemon and grapefruit peel, herbal hop notes, malt, caramel, spruce, faintly funky? Odd, but interesting, nice Saison touch to a good IPA.
(2012-03-25) (Re-rate 2013-08-25)
QueSeraSera (5) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pale ale with citra & Saison yeast. Dry, bitter, tropical with a hint of a sour aftertaste (like a good Saison should have) . Color is golden with a ferm white head. Al in al an ipa with a nice twist.
obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brett dominated nose. Hazy amber, medium head. Tangy brett flavor, lemony cheese, if there is such a thing. Finishes with subtle grass hints. Funky, but lacking otherwise. It’s great if you are into that sort of thing.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A rustic beer with a strong IPA tropical fruits hopping. Excellent
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Consumed 3 months after buying it in Amsterdam
The look: Cloudy golden-blonde body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose is slightly rustic Saison and also plenty of tropical fruits hoppy notes and thankfully none of the cat urine I get from so many Citra hopped beers. From the aroma this beers delivers exactly what it claims to be, a farmhouse (Saison-ish) IPA. Taste is very nice but not quite as impressive as the nose. Well malted and very yeasty with taste of apples, bitter grapefruits, tropical and exotic fruits, sawdust, dusty attic. Finish has a sharp bitterness and it is quite dry. All in all this beer delivered exactly what it was supposed to, a Saison-ish rustic IPA. And being a Saison-head and a hop-head, obviously I loved that beer. I really didn’t think this beer would be that good, I should have bought more bottles but now it’s too late because I’m back home, I’m really hating myself right now, so if I don’t rate any beer ever after this one… consider this my suicide note.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, caramel, bubblegum and earthy hops. The taste is tart fruits, faint herbal and a bitter herbal finish. Medium bodied.
Koelschtrinker (12275) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter hopfiger Beginn mit grasigen und Kaugumminoten. Trockener und etwas röstig im Mittelteil, vergleichsweise wenig hopfig, was dafür im Abgang wieder stärker hervorkommt. Hier zudem grasiger, recht süß. 7/9/9/10/9/9
scarletfire65 (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pour at Ginger Man. Slight funk, leather, citrus, grassy, herbal, Bretty, solid carbonation, body is on the lighter side for 7.5%. The finish bitters up a bit with a spice palate developing. Nice.
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Pat, Vin and Tom. Pours a lightly hazy amber golden body with thin white carbonated head. Aroma is funky citrus, grass, and citra hops. Mouthfeel is light with notes of grassy hops, citrus fruit, and a muted funkiness to it.