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 (4222) - 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 (9454) - 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 (11518) - 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 (1026) - Rockaway Park, New York, 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 (5815) - 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.
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 3/20/12
Aroma: The nose is has some big Belgian yeast, lots of spice, some fruit, grain, and some hops
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a small, slightly fizzy, white head, and light lacing
Flavor: Tastes differs from the nose, more hoppy/bitter and citrus/lemon, while the spice, malts, and yeast take a little bit of a back seat, but then on the end palate the spice and funk really come through
Palate: The body is medium, with average-to-fizzy carbonation, and a lingering dry, funky finish
This was a pretty interesting one. From the nose it really felt very saison-like to me, but the flavor was a little different, and on the mouth I got much more of a combo saison-IPA. I liked it, and I found it to be an interesting combination.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with Pat, James and Vinny. Courtesy of Vinny. 12 oz bottle. Pours clean and golden with good head and carbonation. Sweet honey malts, lightly bitter, champagne like carbonation
GMCC2181 (1526) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL. Poured aggresively in to a snifter. BIG head that almost over flowed... Nice lacing left on the glass, a bright orange color that lets a lot of light through. Lively nose of spices, floral and citrus hops. Taste is a nice blend of saison and ipa. I think the saison kind of stands out more than the hops. Not bitter but hoppy... grapefruit, citrus. Earthy, spices, the saison yeast really comes through. Medium body, good amount carbonation. Overall. Nice beer. Even though I enjoyed it for some reason I dont like the idea of mixing a saison and an IPA..