DrnkMcDermott (2960) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster @ Haymarket. Pale yellow, a little cloudy, under a white parfait foam. Sweet smell with a little yeast; not a very strong ale smell, considering. Taste is pretty malty and a little sweet. Hops are working well with this beer, I can play a taste over every part of my tongue and feel it sublimate into carbon dioxide. My first Haymarket beer (but I didn’t have the info to enter it), and it’s a very good impression.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampler pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grain and cloves. Taste is banana, grain, citrus and fruit.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub, December 2015. Hazy, opaque, dark yellow. Very little head. Carbonation is very high for an American beer, and that is great. Lightly sweet, light flowers and some spices, grains of paradise maybe. High alcohol is not especially noticeable in the flavor, aroma, or palate.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with straw colored edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Nice color but head and lacing are weak.
Subtle grassy hops in the aroma along with bready yeast, alcohol sweetness, pale malt and light fruit esters. Grassy saaz hops with delicate resins followed by bread, biscuit, apple, pear and faint peppery spice. Somewhat bland aside form the light fruit presence. A bit boozy as well with stronger alcohol character than expected.
Medium body with earthy floral hop flavors countered by bready yeast, faint spice and light fruit notes. Dry, piney bitterness is prominent up front but never overwhelms . Cut mid-palate by citrus/topical fruit sweetness, strong bread/yeast character and light fruit, especially apple and pear. Kind of reminds me of an American pils/tripel hybrid. Not a bad take on the style but nothing really stands out.
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haymarket. Pour is hazy orange/gold with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of pine needles, biscuit malt, banana, and spice. Finish is similar with a touch of booze and orange zest.
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taste the Rarity
Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Very esthery aroma, banana and clove. Very yeasty flavor, lots of banana and spice and bubblegum. Not really my thing.
ben4321 (5248) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the brewpub, 5/27/14
Aroma: Nose of fruit, yeast, and spice, some banana as well
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with an average sized head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, somewhat sweet, spice, and yeast
Palate: Medium body, with an okay mouthfeel
Overall, this was a solid one, but not a favorite for me. It is at least worth trying.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at haymarket. From notes. Loads of banana, citrus and clove. Warming finish.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is slightly hazy golden color with a medium bone white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, malt and floral hops. Medium to full body with flavors of bready malt, yeast and grassy hops. The finish is fruity up front with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a hazy dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy and citric hops, yeast and some pale malt. Flavor was sweet pale malt, light hop flavor and bitterness and a yeasty finish.
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
November 12, 2013 - on tap at brewpub. Cloudy yellow pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was belgian yeast and spice. Taste was consistent with aroma but also had some sweetness, fruit and a dry slightly bitter finish.