Spab (2353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a clear golden orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma is full of white wine character with green grape, pear, flowers, hints of citrus and gentle woodiness. Flavour is also quite wine-like with fair amount of barrel complementing with fruity notes (green apple, pear, green grape, lemon). Fine carbonation. Nice.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bar Volo. So-so drinkability. Big yeasty aroma. Its a saison, its also very filling and not so complex. Too much saison yeast for me. Lacy.
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of like a wine pour without head or lacing. Has some bubblegum, hay and a little bretta. Finishes sour and a little bitter. Nice mix, nice balance. Very interesting - good collab brew. Tap at volos.
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Indie Alehouse. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a white ring of a head. Slight lacing.
Aroma is fruity and slightly acidic. Hints of yeast, sugar, and bubblegum.
Taste balanced between fruity tart and acidic.
Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a dry, wine finish.
Overall pretty good. Probably the best white wine barrel aged beer I’ve had. Good job!
Helsdon (148) - Toronto, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another exceptional beer from Indie. Thank you!
Beautiful smell of apricots and wheat. Nice solid golden colour, thin head that breaks down fairly quickly. Light on the palate, full malt flavour.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BarHop. Pale golden pour. Very delicate herbal/pale malt aroma. A touch of soft pale malt and a little bit of light earthy spiciness. Bright orange fruitiness with a little bit of sweet clean malt. Light and slightly vineous with a bit of soft mild tartness. Really lovely beer.
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-09-16. Crisp dark yellow body with a small beige head and lace, very light chill haze. 3+ Aroma is interesting, it has a triple like character of malt and alcohol but with a bit of a twist, doughy biscuity malt with a kiss of caramel and floral notes. Flavour is quite fruity and estery up front, tangy finish has a lightly mineral quality to it, whisper of lime like acidity shows up briefly but doesn’t return. Biscuity tripel like malt comes out later in the glass. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable. I liked it but looking back at my notes I don’t really feel like my description adequately articulates what makes it different. I also realize now that it was probably the wine influence.. huh. On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto
Bendrixian (1097) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearish coppery colour. grape musty aroma, remind me of my time working in wine cellars. has a real barrel smoke aroma with citrus and cereal, complex aroma. Has a soured taste with green apple and a yeasty or pez candy note. Very nice stuff!!
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a spare lasting frothy white head. Aroma of wood and fruit along with some herbs & spices, some alcohol and a hint of wine. Flavour of wood, wheat and wine along with a touch of sour fruit and some herbs & spices. Maybe just a tad watery. Average to medium bodied. Really enjoyable.
neongolden (390) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught at the brewpub, Aug 31 2013) Tapped just as I was wrapping up a session of beers so I wasn’t in prime condition for tasting! Poured a dark gold to pale orange colour, with a large lacy white head that persisted a bit. Aroma a good blend of vinous chardonnay character with pale grains and a fair bit of yeast, not a huge amount of oak character. Flavour was vinous up front, good extraction of the chard, with a bit of a white wine tartness as well. Slight bit of oak mid-palate, some grain, saison yeast giving a powdery/spicy character but also sweentess from the malt building. Still finished reasonably dry, refreshing. Body medium, carbonation soft but effervescent. A good barrel-aged saison, I thought it was an interesting comparison to GLB’s Gary but think I prefer the latter. Wish I’d had a sample when I was fresher!