bb (7234) - 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 (453) - Overland Park, 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 (2079) - 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.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange, vanilla cream, oak and a subtle sour funky fruity note that is just so delicate and charming. What a sweety of a beer. Pale yellow orange hue with a large white foamy head that diminished and left good lace. Taste is sweet and fruity with a creamy finish. Palate is medium bodied and lively. What a beautiful, charming and sweet beer. Like a refined young woman kissed by the late afternoon sun. Elegant and delecious. Sofie, I love you, now give me some sugar baby :)
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Pours a beautiful golden colour. Great tasting. Nice spicy finish. Wonderfully carbonated.
Rusty (1538) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly hazed orange with a large white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is belgian yeasts, citrus, orange peel, esthers, white wine. Flavor is belgian yeasts, pepper, citrus, oak, esthers, spices and fruits. Dry sparkling refreshing and flavorful. Good stuff.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Brilliant gold with a creamy, medium-sized white head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with prominent apricot and tangerine backed by frosting sweetness and a touch of oaky white wine. The flavor has a sweet candied pils malt thing going on with a touch of vinous character that manifests in alcohol and oak. Big orange fruitiness. Sweet and lightly syrupy in the finish, but light in body overall with lively carbonation. Somewhat interesting but too sweet and orange-dominated ovaral.