pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, 2010. Clear pale golden with a white head. Fresh, spice, pepper, chardonnay, yeast. high carbonation, below average body, mild sweet, some lemon and chardonnay at the end, bit of booze, very light and fresh. Leaves a sweet taste on the palate.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Cloudy, golden yellow appearance with a big, fluffy, white head. Lightly vinous, Belgian yeasty, mild barnyard, mildly funky, pale malty, mild citrusy aroma. Mildly tart, lemon/orange citrusy, slightly funky, mild barnyard, slightly vinous, Belgian golden ale flavor. Tangy, mildly tart, lemon citrusy aftertaste. Nice beer.
weihenweizen (2492) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours clear bright yellow (almost like mountain dew) with small bright white head. Little light lacing, thin body, watery texture, and medium carbonation. Aroma is light citrus and taste light tart citrus malt, hint of yeast, and light hint of pepper. Not as yeasty as many saisons and much thiner body.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with white head, funky nose with slight citrus, first sip is disappointing kind of bland oak dominates, slight bitterness at finish.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a cloudy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grassy, light barn, yeast, and some citrus fruit. Flavor was very lightly tart, somewhat spicey, light funk, and lemony. Pretty good saison.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ party in LA. Blonde-yellow. Bright floral hop aroma is bony and resinous like mastic. Yum! Nice balance of sweet-tart. Dry and nuanced. Great carbonation level. Just when it could be too sweet, the hops rescue. Finishes with a candi kiss, after a journey of hoppy dryness. Quite a refined brew!
johnnnniee (3161) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 10/23/2009
Bottle opens with a nice crack and then a volcano of foam that almost made it into the sink. When it all settles down it pours a mostly clear golden straw color with a pillowy white head that sticks around forever. Smells sweet and fruity with lemons andgreen apples dominating the aroma. There’s some funk in there that reminds me a bit of spoiled meat? Luckily its not to strong but its there. Taste is a bit sweet, green apples and honey mixed with a bit of funk. Spirited level of carbonation, medium body, sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Despite the misstep upon opening, this beer isn’t half bad.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pale golden pour with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of soft phenolics, orange, with a whiff of sourness. Mild sour flavor with hints of apples. Crisp tingly tart bitter finish. Light bodied, not quite as carbonated as I would prefer. Nice delicate sour beer. Very refreshing.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2011. Pours cloudy gold with white head. The aroma is lemon, some fruity esters, coriander, some phenolic spiciness, mild sweet honey note, a hint of sourdough. The flavor is nice smooth maltiness with some cracker and lemon cookie notes. There is a pleasant subdued Dupont-esque spiciness with white pepper, coriander, hay, very slight dank cellar note. There’s just a touch of acidity to the finish, which is itself nice and dry. Lovely brew.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a snifter. Bottled on 2/19/10. Been aging this one for a little bit. The cap popped off like a bottle of champagne. My glass is half full of just foam and it takes about 3 minutes to go down. Pours a cloudy gold with about (as of now) 4 fingers of frothy bright white head. Sweet yeast aroma with a nice scent of citrus. Slight aroma of clove also. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly sour. Taste of grapefruit and citrus. Medium bodied with a thick yet sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet finish. Overall, very good. I wish I could get more of this stuff.