jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle with Dave, Travis and Ben M-L on February 3rd, 2012.
Appearance:Smells a copper cloud.
Aroma:Smells really like a saison, herby, grassy.
Taste:Light amount of bitterness, some sweetness and spice.
Summary: An interesting take on an IPA, just not my preference for the style
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear copper pour with a smallish off-white head. A wonderfully yeasty/funky aroma that features plenty of bubblegum, bananas, cloves, lemons, peaches, citrus rinds, candi sugar, coriander, pepper, and some grassiness. Floral. Relatively medium-bodied and kinda creamy on the way down. Some caramel maltiness upfront in the taste along with some peach peels, bubblegum, and hints of ripe bananas. A slightly drying grassy finish with some pineapple, light grapefruit, and plenty of citrus rinds. Nicely spiced throughout.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit, grain and cereal malt, floral, fruity, and citrus hops with light herbal notes, tropical fruity esters and funky/barnyard yeast aromatics. Flavor is bright hops, moderate bitterness, supporting lightly sweet malt, tart citrus and somewhat pithy, farmhouse yeast and a dry, peppery finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth, and moderate carbonation.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RFD’s in DC. Yellow-gold pour. Aroma is a nice mix of typical saison and ipa. Tastes are the same, but heavier on the saison - citrus hops, pepper, yeast and bubblegum. For my tastes: good saison, ok ipa.
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bit cloudy amber with a nice off white head leaving nice lace. Aroma is piny, grapefruit, citric, hoppy, some sweetness, fruity and malty. Very good flavor; citric, piny, bitter, fruity, a bit sweet and some caramel. Finishes longlived bitter and grapefruit.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is lovely hops, touch of brett and spices. Nice. Flavour is a lovely brett and hops combo, quite bitter and dry, smooth sourness. Great!
erickok (5396) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Cloudy orange body with bubbly, soapy white head. Flowers, spring, fresh yeast. Fresh alcoholic bits. Starts out balanced, from there on it?s very bitter and dry. Super full of flavors, interesting and well brewed. (On tap at In De Wildman) (Rating re-indexed)
355ml bottle had now as well and it’s not anywhere as good as the original tap version. Less full and a bit artificial. Still good with a nice after taste, but disappointing overall. Score is a mix of both beers.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at De Wildeman. Golden colour with a small white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with peach, lemon, some malt. Peach, lemon, spices, sweetish malt and bitterness in the flavour. Light to medium body, aftertaste is quite dry and bitter. Good, hoppy saison.
dutchbeerpages (2263) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA, pineapple everywhere and a nice bitter finish. Great ipa for the 25th anniversary. Also had it there.
Brandman (2835) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semihazy golden body, white head. Aroma of fruits, resiny hops, some caramelly malt and spicy yeast. Flavour is resiny but very malty. Not overhopped IPA, but hoppy saison. Very sweet finish.