Cakes (400) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Bright and light-bodied.
Light golden color with a light head.Earthy, fruity and spicy with a refreshing finish. A touch of citrus in the flavor. Alc by Vol: 5.5%
A very interesting offering.
I thought that this was easily the best pour of Iron Hills May seasonal sampler.
Bulk_Carrier (2791) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I knew I had another Iron Hill beer.
Here’s my notes:
At the brewpub, this was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a golden yellow color with a bar pour’s thin foamy white head.
The smell had some lemon, grass, herbal and florally sweet, at the end a nice light spice came in (Sorachi Hops?, maybe).
The taste was sweet, fresh with a crisp spice overflowing right on out gracefully over top of my taste buds. There was a sweet sticky and peppery aftertaste that lead to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, really nice saison by Iron Hill. If I lived in the Lancaster area, this would probably be my go to beer by them.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose with a bit of cookie dough and crackery malt. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with fresh citrus hops, sugary malts and honey, light hay. Very nice.
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, and hops. Fresh and crisp with a flavor of lemon, grass and hop bitterness. Enjoyable beer!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A refreshing floral belgian blonde ale.
How: Fresh hand-bottle from Dickinsonbeer. Pre-BCTC 2010 warm-up tasting.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose has a lot of flowers. Taste is a bit fruity (pineapples mainly with citrus notes), lemongrass, dandelions, Social Tea™ cookies, lemon skin. A bit tart. The hopping has a lemony and citrusy signature. Could have used more attenuation. There are some light rustic notes here and there but overall this is far from a barnyard Saison. Enjoyable. That was second beer of a very long day of heavy drinking. The type drinking that health-conscious people avoid. But not me. I don’t care. Only the good die young. I’m safe.
malrubius (2138) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BCTC. Thanks to whoever brought this. Golden straw with head. Lemon pastry floral hop aroma. Apricot lemony grassy with dry clean finish. Soft palate. Warm. I thought this was excellent.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is quite light and pilsnerish with a distincly spicy yeastiness. Brightly lemony with a sort of fruity hoppiness behind that. Quite lean and spicy with a distinctly flinty bitterness. Pretty nice stuff.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle @ BCTC 2010. Nose is lemon, light caramel, some toffee, a little alcohol, light yeasty pepperiness. Flavor is lemon, pepper, honey, clay-like yeast.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice musty and tart flavors. citrusy and lemony hops. finishes dry. unique sorachi yeasty tones. finishes a bit astringency.
argo0 (12373) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shenandoah Throwdown, growler, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Small white head atop apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/lime. Taste is moderately sweet, lime, spicy, some orange. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at the Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Musk and citrus, nice spicy character. Medium bodied and smooth, light alcohol coming through. Musk and citrus on a clean dry finish.