Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is a zesty slight vanilla aroma. It pours a dark yellow straw color with a small head. The tart wheat flavor is delicious and crisp.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Capone’s: Faint aroma of light malts, light hops, slight citrus, light wheat, and corn. Poured pale yellow/gold in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white head that lasted throuhgout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Light to medium bitter flavor. Tastes of malts, noble hops, and some grass. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, dry, hop finish.
cfrancis (3104) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Fred82. Pours a cloudy, straw yellow. Aroma is tart with lemon and malt. Taste is tart with citrus fruit. Dry mouthfeel with popping flavours of yeast, grain and little subtle flavours that really come out as you savor this beer. My first Hopfenstark and definitely not my last.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - thanks after4ever!! pours cloudy yellow with soft white head; lovely nose of soft fruit, pineapple, noble hops and pilsner malt; super dry with slight tartness; flowers, musky lemons, spice, yeast and very rich; love the nose and texture here and while the flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, it is extremely tasty with a rich, fruity dryness not in your average golden ale; everything just pops out with this lively brew; wowzers, Hopfenstark is on my radar now!!
TheJester (2507) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondial 2009, Montreal. Yellow-gold and slightly hazy with a nice but short-lived white head. Aroma of fruit, noble hops and pilsner malt. And maybe a little honey. The flavour is slightly sweet, with herbal hops, grainy/grassy malt, and a little citrus and spice. Incredibly well balanced. Not a style I usually go out of my way for, but I will for this one.
bedainedebiere (513) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 Tap. At l’Assomption, in their barn-shed, near a haystack. Many Québec beer geeks seem to wet their pants when it comes to this one... It is a well deserved satisfaction spasm as this blonde beauty has a hell of a body. The taste is very grainy and leafy, with subtilititties that leave you wanting more. Added: Gotta rerate since I now have an addiction. A tremendous beer in every way, with herbal hop subtilties that I know no word to describe. Indeed a beer masterpiece.
after4ever (7539) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. thanks, glouglouburp! pours a cloudy bright yellow with a big, bubbly, woolly head. huge grassy funky nose, sweet, sharp, and delicious. woolly creamy medium body. tons of grass, lemon, white pepper, and funk on the mid palate. nice long spicy finish.
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Pint @ Hopfenstark. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Floral and grainy aromas with a bit of yeast (citrus). Great mouth feel saison like in the complexity of flavors yeasty lots of grain a bit of hops with a honey/floral sweetness in aftertaste.
robinvboyer (4111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another great golden ale from quebec. Great bready malts, and grains, with some solid hopping. Medium body, and good carb.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 750ml bottle from Host. Medium white and thick head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Hints of saison yeast. Taste is light fruits (apricots maybe). It does feel a bit like a saison.Quite interesting. Have to try it on tap ! Re-rate 100117. On tap at Vices et Versa. Estery nose, really yeasty with some nice crips hops. Taste yeasty, estery and fruity with some hops. Finish is yeasty with some grain. A bit bitter. Aroma 7 t0 8. Overall 15 to 16. Nice beer !