argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Lightly hazed apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lacto lemon, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some smoked wood/meat. Light body, some effervescence.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde. Light bubbly head. Smokey and with a little tartness. Sour and a little smokey. Good beer, but not as complex as I might have hoped for.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 02, 2012
Appearance: cloudy yellow, whispy white head
Aroma: light tart and smokey aroma
Flavor: smokey flavor, pale malt, light spicyness, hint of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, salt, earth, lemon, hay. Taste is funky, peppery citrus, straw. Delicious.
bhensonb (9833) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly, lightly smoky with something like a non-sour Berliner Weisse background. Med body, almost. Flavor is lightly smoky, and thereís something like earthy lemon. Itís certainly not sour, but it is arguably tart. Itís certainly different, and itís working pretty well on a hot evening. Iím liking it more and more.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed yellow wit with a thin white head. In aroma, light fruity esters with faint smokey notes. In mouth, an explosion of bananas overlayed with smooth smokey notes, a bit of cloves, light and refreshing. On tap at Braises et Houblons, May 1 2011.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Mondial de la BiŤre 2012, Montreal - hazy bright blond-orange beer with a little foam left; aroma of straw and popcorn; medium-bodied and pretty tasty; quite dry with a long corny finish; notes of straw and hay with lingering spicy notes
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Hazy yellow pour with a tight white head. The nose is light and a bit peppery. Some light spicy/fruity yeast along with a bit of light smoke. Fairly smoky on he palate with a nice bit of beech wood and some banana. Moderately hoppy with a nice fruity banana flavour. Not much to complain about.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SO much flavour at 3.8%, enjoyed on tap at Mondiale 2011. Big smoke yet pleasant, sweetish and medium moutheel. Hops right there,pilsner, saison yeast yields some yeasty flavour, unfiltered on tap version. A small head. I would have this frequently if I could.Only a little head.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Beechwood smoke uplifts this creative brewís citrusy, lactic subtleties, while fierce bubbling, wheat and levelled banana esters enhance the impression of refreshment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy head of foam protects the hazy pale blond.
-The mouthfeel is not overtly dry, but this is not sweet either.
-This beer sounds crazier than it tastes. Low-gravity Smoked Saison? Whatever, itís delicious and highly drinkable.
-The beechwood smoke flavors are heavenly from aroma to finish.
-All flavors are quite harmonious, surprisingly enough.
-This is amazingly drinkable, yet the intensity of the flavor profile is higher than your usual low-gravity brew. A session ale for beer geeks?