DuffMan (7577) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of several New Years Eve delights shared with friends. Hazy deep brassy gold with a thick robust white head. Fruity aroma of pear and melon and pineapple with some subtle yeast. Fruity palate correlates well with the nose with the yeast still present. The finish is where the IPA character comes in with a sure-handed bitterness. To me this seemed like a hopped-up saison more than anything. Well done!
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis CoOp. This brew is an interesting mix, as the Calique from Stone. I found the pairing of the strong grapefruit on the front end disruptive to the palate. The piney/fresh citrus approach is much more palatable than bitter citrus. Still, it was a worthwhile try.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definately belgian dominating here. got little of the IPA. Very sweet and yeasty. Maybe I missed something because most people refer to the hops here but I didnt get a great deal of them from this one. Still enjoyable
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with thin white head. Aroma is a bit of citrus and floral hops combined with some Belgian spice and light yeast notes. Taste is almost saison like with the yeast imparting an interesting funk to the mix of IIPA and Belgian spice. This is a terrific BSA.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium golden color with a medium creamy white head that fades thinly and leaves lots of streamy lacing. Aroma is like a hoppy saison - yeasty, spice, pine, pineapple. Taste is creamy, citrus, bitter hops.
thewolf (11369) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a great, clear golden with a giant, creamy, yellowish head. Fine, large bubbles in the liquid. Great duration on the head. Super aroma, lots of hops, pineapples, apples, yeast, pine. Pleasant mixture of the two styles. Lovely dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour start super lovely sweet, good doughy malts. Then a hell of a lot of hops hit me, sweet and fruity. Grapefruit and pine. Lots of dryness, apples, pineapples, pine, apricot. Grass and hay with a great, dry finish. Wonderful beer!
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly foggy gold, thick white head. Aroma is yeasty, nice hoppiness, alcohol, spices, orange peel. Taste is an upfront hoppiness, with alcohol, yeast, background hoppiness follows. Alcohol dominates a bit too much.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with medium white head. Sweet aroma with yeasty, fruity and hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with hoppy, yeasty and fruity notes. Bitter finish.
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Back to an IPA, strange mixture between an IPA and a belgian ale perfectly crafted. Fruity herbal, hoppy and slightly malty. Spicey and piney. Excellent.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from columbus. pours a copper with as much yeast as i drop in it. definitely smells like a tripel. some banana. tastes a lot like alcohol. very clean.