jgb9348 (3970) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy orange and copper coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of yeast, alcohol, wheat, curacao, caster sugar, a hint of honey and some very light fruit - nice and pungent all at the same time! Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first with some good wheat and yeast tastes, some mild fruit flavours and a hint of hay and grassiness. Aftertaste shows a good blend of yeast, malt and sugars with a bit of strength on the yeast and wheat tastes. Overall, a nice beer with a complex profile and some solid tastes throughout. Great to try of course, and surprising that I couldn’t find this in Portland on two separate trips, but I could find it in Alaska! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug in Anchorage (Northern Lights Blvd), Alaska for US$5.99 on 22-May-2013 sampled in my hotel room in Valdez, Alaska on 24-May-2013.
Awktoberfest (96) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is totally a Belgian pale ale.. And done well ... I don't care what they call it.. Citrus fruit aroma and some of that tastes carries through along with that Belgian yeast characteristic. Dry finish. Very refreshing and flavorful. Go gigantic!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice light citrus and a touch of light fruits with backing sweet grains and Belgian yeast. Flavor has a good amount of floral and sweet grains with a light underlying citrus.
neepsntatties (887) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...deep gold with a thick white head. Nose..quite yeasty a d sweetly spicy with honeysuckle and black locust flowers. Palate...moderate CO2 with a dry feeling up front. There’s plenty of Beligian character here and light citrusy fruit to go along with the peach and apricot essence that dances across the palate.
FunkyBrewster (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a light clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is nicely floral, light fruitiness, grassy with notes of spice and herbal note. Flavor has much the same, very aggressive floral character, bright apricot and citrus with a lightly bitter finish. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Good beer
Narnad (1342) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a ton of carbonation and a very tall, dense off-white colored head. Aroma has a light lemon citrus nose, light grassy hints, light yeasty, spicy presence with a mild, clean pale malt finish. Flavor starts off with a modest Belgian yeasty kick and quickly moves into an orange/lemon citrus presence and finishes with some low generic hop bitterness and light pale malt. Body is very light and slightly watery in texture with a high fizzy feeling. Overall a good brew but I think it would of been fantastic with just a tad bit more body.
Boothead (24) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is really what sets this off--very light with a hint of orange. Smells like a beer for warm summer months. Coppery appearance with little head. Taste is light and crisp with a clean palate--little aftertaste.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, pineapple, papaya, and dried apricot. Flavor of orange, kumquat, papaya, cantaloupe, pear, and light earthiness with a moderately dry finish.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy mouthfeel with lots of spicy elements and quite grainy. Dry and drinkable with some earthy grassy elements on the back end. Good.
Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plain ordinary Saison, a little oxidated, slightly saisony, decent but very plain