ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes at last week’s tasting.
Aroma has a light grain note with medium light oak tannins. Moderate chamomile and light lemongrass that becomes stronger as it warms.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to the edge where it lingers.
Flavor has a light sweetness. Moderately string chamomile with medium light lemongrass notes and light oak. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice saison with more lemon grass character as it warms. Nice light grain notes. Fairly clean yeast profile.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, awesome stuff, blondish pour, citrusy, lemongrass, herbal/spice, chamomile, lavender, light cherry notes, really nice
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Three Penny.
Hazed light amber body with white head. A pleasant lemongrass and tea blonde, light spice throughout and a dry hoppy finish with a touch of citrus.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this one at the Three Penny Taproom. Have had other beers that Hill and Kissmeyer have collaborated on... and this one is another good example of what happens when two great brewers work together... really good.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A no-style refreshing blonde ale with a fun lemongrass-floral character. Good beer.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is lemongrass, a bit fruity, a bit floral, . In mouth the beer has a nice juicy texture with a lot of soft bubbles. Taste is very refreshing. Juicy fresh lemongrass, blood orange, grapefruit juice, crackers, mild notes of chamomile. Finish is juicy and with a refreshing bitterness of low-medium intensity. Chamomile is well integrated and doesn’t turn the beer into a gimmick beer. Certainly not an aromatic hop bomb like I’ve come to expect from HF/Grassroots but this is a fun refreshing not-too-gimmicky blonde ale with a personality of its own. And I swear, if another local beer pub waiter calls me a worthless drunk I’m gonna ask him to step outside with me so we can discuss other things we agree on.
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une larme de miel, des notes de citronnelle et une sensation de saison en bouche. Bon sans être mémorable.
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2013 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de citronnelle. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de coriandre et de citronnelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5110)
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Three Penny Taproom - Montpelier, VT. Pours. Loudy gold with a moderate, frothy white head. The aroma holds lightly doughy pale malsts, touches of hay and yeast, and the chamomile definitely comes through. Light to medium sweet flavor with bready malts, mandarin orane, lemon merengue, faint citrua rind bitterness, more chamomile tea. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish with more bready malts, whippy merengue, chamomile, semi-ripe citrus fruits. Very tasty and quite novel.
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed, creamy looking blonde. Pristine, sparkly lemongrass aroma with familiar wheat-like characteristics everywhere around it.
Bananas, dough, honey and lemon comprise a simple, sweet flavor that is smartly balanced by bits of coriander, and tea leaves, and fragrant lemongrass.
The palate lacks a certain brittleness or rustic crunch, instead offering an unyielding, mildly sticky sweetness in the finish. The purity of its lemongrass essence certainly overwhelms this issue; it is ultimately a lovely, well-made refreshing blonde ale.
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, lemongrass, orange, and yeast. Taste of citrus, lemongrass, spices, yeast, toast, and a dry finish. Spices were there, but subtle, really nice.