Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Sample at the 1st annual Columbus Beerfest on 05/28/10: This beer is a mostly clear golden color with a thin off-white head that burns away quickly. Rings of lacing. The aroma is peppery spices and yeast along with some malt. Medium body with flavors of yeast, citrusy hops, malt and spices. The finish is lightly hopped with a yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz, rapportée de Chicago. Arômes de levure de saison, belle touche d’agrumes. Robe blonde et trouble, très belle mousse et effervescence active. En bouche, la levure est présente avec des touches de bananes et de fruits, mais semble moins rustique qu’au nez. Belle touche d’agrumes. Le passage dans les fûts de chêne se fait sentir par une finale légèrement vineuse et boisée. Intéressant.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rather bright golden color with very slight haze, large bubbled head, and tons of lace. Tons of carbonation in this beer that is mesmerizing to watch. Nose has some orange & funky yeasty aromas. On the palate there is a nice citrus flavor with light wheaty malt. Easy drinking and refreshing.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very good. Had this paired with Grilled Salmon and Swordfish - amazing flavor and light enought to go well with Seafood and dinner. Can’t wait to try again
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Light golden beer with a whitish head. Yeast and spice aroma with a light fruitiness. Fruity (orange and white wine) flavor with spice and yeast. Medium bodied. Fruit and yeast lingers with light spice and light sweet malt.
zombywoof (440) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Aroma of hay cereal perfume banana and clove. Sweet with citrus yeast and floral notes.Soft palate with a creamy mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Nice saison.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: 22oz bomber poured into an Einbecker Dunkel glass. Pours a fairly transparent golden color with a 1 finger white crown that rapidly dissipates and leaves behind small swirls of lace.
Smell: Belgian yeast, pale malt, a touch of orange, and some spice notes.
Taste: Loads of belgian yeast and a good portion of curaco(sp?) orange peel, and a slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and on the lite side of medium bodied.
Drinkability: Easy drinker...
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-17-2009
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved it. Nose of orange with a little funk. Clear, crisp sharp bite of tartness and zest. Very drinkable!!!
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light and clear golden yellow with a short-lived foamy white head. Nose is sweet, spicy, and fruity with moderate citrus and some vanilla. Light, heavily carbonated, dry. Nice spicing and a good hit of fruity tones with some mild yeast.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Gotta love the label -- gorgeous packaging).
Probably my favorite goose island beer to date, especially if I don’t view it as a saison. Aroma is the distinctive house character of their belgian-style yeast, plus a very nice tart oaky bite from the wine barrels. Too strong on the banana esters for my taste and too sweet for a saison in my book, it nonetheless is a very nice beer largely because of the magic that took place in the barrels.