Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tall white tower full of irregular bubbles lays above the cloudy gold. Strongly estery nose immediately heads toward pear candy and banana bread territory, adding a sugary impression to this ale that is not very sweet at all in fact. Surprisingly bubblegummy and spicy, it feels more like a hefeweizen yeast than a saison strain, yet the large bubbles, rather high attenuation and airy palate would belong to a farmhouse ale. There is plenty of alcohol though and the cerealic malts show little character, the bubbles lifting the malts into an absent-minded state. In mouth, while the high-temperature yeast still deploys its flavours, flowery and citrusy hops grow quite a punch. The high carbonation seems to mitigate the bitterness intensity, but does not hinder the aromas which could feel fresher, but are efficiently fruity and engaging. It is a pleasant recipe, but the alcohol character seems a bit exagerated for my liking and Iíd also appreciate a subtler yeast strain, because the bubblegum/perfume/candy-like notes feel out of place with the explosive hops.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow, with a creamy finger thick head. Aroma is yeasty, with some funkiness, barnyard and straw, as well as a sweet almost weissbier-like fruitiness and tropical hops with apricot and orange peel. Full creamy body with normal carbonation. Flavour is funky bitter with orange peel and grapefruit, giving a long bitter finish.
salvaticas (119) - - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour, a light orange, almost like a "dark" lager. Very strong orange aroma, almost akin to Weihenstaphener with a wedge in it. Definitely not like an IPA, but light and summery. Taste is interesting, still more like a hefeweizen than an IPA, but stronger. Interesting.
spacemonster (19) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smells really funky like a good farmhouse ale should, spices galore! Looks great too, big white uneven bubbled head dissipating slowly and unevenly. Oh man this stuff is wild! Carbonation keeps things moving along nicely. Honey, coriander, white pepper. This stuff is delicious! I have just a few in Itís league to compare it to, and Itís more than holding Itís own! Donít miss this stuff.
badmansam (53) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml Bottle 2013/5/15 Not very enjoyable as either a Saison or an IPA. Probably a good idea if these styles donít meet again.
sfhodense (4724) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a large dense white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, peach and orange. Flavour is caramel, citrus, grapefruit, orange and light yeast.
ryanscourt (270) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is on spot of the name. Smells like a saison with with hop background. Nice citrus and spicy notes. Strong pepper and bitter flavor. Very spicy. A little too much of a bitter finish for me. Citrus flavors are hidden by other drier flavors. This one is a little off for me.
Flavors donít blend nicely like the aroma does.
StaleBeer (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like cough syrup with a kick. Great nose but disappointing taste. Not bad with cheese or spicy foods.
elbernays (11) - IRELAND - MAY 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good hoppiness, smooth taste, nice strength. A good aroma set the tone for an overall nice ipa experience.
lisagirl (140) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is awfully complex. i dont really know what i get here, but ill say zest, preserved spiced apricots, rich alcohol, dark fruits, burnt brown sugar, pepper and a cacophany of other spices. overcarbonated in the mouth. all over the place really, but perhaps not a bad thing. odd.
BaroneBirra (151) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle from Za Popent
pours hazy gold-orange with huge, soft and white head.
yeasts and fruity hops aroma, a nice mix of belgian and indian ale.
initial fruity sweetness, flower and honey notes, some hints of metallic yeast followed by strong hop bitterness. very dry final. lively carbonation, light to medium body, no alcohol feeling.