brew4health (12) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - abundant esters with flavors of tropical fruit and banana, black pepper, spicy herb-like aromas, clove, mild hop aroma
A - pale yellow gold, slightly cloudy, with persistent white head and fine bubbles
T - dominated by rich malty, fruity, banana flavors, mildly grainy,balanced toward malt, sweet finish, spicy/banana aftertaste
O - this is a clean enjoyable beer with complex fruity flavors and aromas. not a typical saison
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Fat Head’s Brewer’s Brawl
A small pour of this beer was enough to convince me that not only did I need more but I need to stop in Wooster one of these days. A well balanced and refreshing release despite the 7% ABV, it drinks very well even in sticky heat. A mixture of summer and fall in one glass makes it one of the better beers at the festival.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy golden base and crisp white head are pretty typical for a harvest beer. The earthen textures are fresh - wheat and honey - with a polished golden edge. Solid and coherent even after it warms up the result is inviting.
Flavor / Palate - Earth, hay, and honey tickle the tongue. A wave of crisp textures sweep to a finish that leaves you wanting another pour as soon as the glass empties. With a late summer feel captured nearly perfectly it is proof that you should never make assumptions about unknown breweries before you try a few pours.
Dogbrick (9320) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tasting room. Clear yellow-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, spices and malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, fruit and spicy yeast. The finish is sweet with a lingering spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.