TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy and rather herbal with fresh cut wood and light lemony notes. Taste brings more spice notes, herbal notes, lemony zest, woody notes and dusty yeast. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly, effervescent carbonation. Finishes with more fresh cut wood, peppery spice, fresh herbs, yeast notes, light lemon, and sweet maltiness.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On keg at the BrewDog bar in Edinburgh. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. An orange citrus aroma with caramel and alcohol also. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering tangerine. Tasty.
BenH (2245) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours golden with some yeast floaters and a tight white head. Complex fruity aroma, something I haven’t had before, some lime, zesty, lager yeast comes across very nicely with the other notes, slightly herbal, medicinal, floral. Taste has citrus, zest, exotic fruit, lime, light caramel malt and the lager yeast ties it all together, there are lots of flavors I haven’t experienced before. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, perfectly balanced. I could drink 5 pints of this. Top marks for originality, a unique beer
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Hazy amber yellow brown colour, not much head. Complex perfumey fruity aroma. Dry resin perfume flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste. Unusual.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is fantastic and unusual with loads of fruit that has a white wine quality with a woody, earthy background, almost like an oaked chardonnay. The taste of the beer never really lives up to the aroma, with taste and body a little thin with a background of vaguely unpleasant sourness. An interesting beer nonetheless.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Glasgow. Light orange body, thin head. Fruity nose, oranges, peachy, satsumas. Excellent beer.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours slightly hazy light orange, with a thin white head. The nose is sweet orange, mango, tangerine and some herbal notes. The taste is full of fruit - orange, apricot, mango, tangerine, tinned fruit (pear, melon and apple), bubblegum and a touch of herb. Medium body, moderate carbonation and nice balance. Surprisingly good.
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear touch hazy yellow amber like a saison. Nose is weird. Yuzu orange, strawberries, saison yeasty, pungent. Taste is yuzu orange, saison yeast and citrous. Unusual mix of flavours and a bit of an acquired taste, but it grows on the palate.
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly cloudy golden blonde body with a big white head that faded to a thin coating with mild retention. Aroma had nice toasted malt notes and some mild sweetness to it. Hops predominantly floral with some delicate pepper notes. Flavor was well balanced mild malt notes were subtly sweet and hop notes were floral like the aroma. There was a nice almost barnyard note throughout the flavor, similar to a saison. Finish was crisp.
Bin905beerbums (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting style, bottom fermented lager that focuses on traditional native ingredients. The nose comes up with a little brettonemyces and damp beaver pelt that conjours visions of grassy native wildlands. This folows through with cherry bottle caps (candy), and sweet sweat in the background, hiding like an asp on snake wacking day. The palate is linear with the structure and really highlights the Sorachi Ace hops, with lemongrass, powdered sugar and coriander. The Nipponia finished a little short and flat which is a shame, though this may be more on the age of the product than a technical fault of the batch. MMMMM sushi beer