dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey-gold with a nice off-white head. Excellent american-esque dry hop nose. Light bodied orange juice and nice hop tones. An excellent hoppy Belgian.
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Poechenellekelder in Brussels, Belgium. Faint aroma. Hazy copper body with yellow head and quite appropriately, nice, Brussels lace. Really nice saison with bretty aspect. Got lucky with this one as my ordering of it was blundered somewhat by language barrier
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas; July 2010
The beer is a clear, brown-amber color that is topped by a fluffy, tan’ish colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass as it subsides. The aroma is fruity, berry like (specifically strawberry even) and also has notes of toasted malt, nutmeg and an orange-peel note that becomes quite apparent after some time. This is very aromatic smelling; complexly spicy, a nice fruitiness and enough malt character to round things out quite nicely. The spice notes (especially the orange-peel) really seem to get more and more dominant as the beer warms.
The beer tastes drier than the aroma suggested, but has some sweetness to it. This beer is light and quaffable feeling, especially when you consider the character that the beer has; there is a touch of viscosity here though as this certainly is not thin. The finish has flavors of toasted malt, caramelized malt sugars, biscuit like notes and some flavors that remind me of candi-sugar syrup. Berry-like flavors couple with a spice character, both of which are a touch more muted than they were in the nose. Flavors of nutmeg, bitter herbs, orange-peel, as well as some hop herbal notes and bitterness are noticeable. The balance of this beer is towards the spiciness (though this is complex enough to be subtle), but this is solidly backed by the fruit and malt / sugar character.
This ends up quite nicely balanced between all of its components; the dryness of the flavor is quite nice, especially considering the depth of flavor here. Quite tasty and eminently quaffable, both make for a great beer.
JohnnyJ (5268) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Sweet malts, caramel, light fruit, somewhat earthy, and herbal hops. Too sweet for a saison.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
shared by Cmillward. Spicy, tropical fruits on the nose. Pours amber with a thin white head. Thin body and the flavor is just a little too sweet for me.
Ratman197 (12654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, mint, light citrus and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, mint, light orange and light barnyard with a crisp dry lingering mint finish.
Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from IPB
Appearance : Clear amber with a medium head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Crisp estery yeast. A bit tart with notes of caramel. Rustic and even slightly barnyard.
Taste : A bit tart with dark fruits. Light notes of caramel. Tart and rustic. Light bitterness. A bit barnyard.
Overall : Very drinkable and refreshing. Nice light bitter finish. I like the tartness and barnyard profile of this. Was expecting less from this one, nice surprise. Great summer beer. I would have liked it a bit more cleaner with no caramel and sweet dark fruits.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; clear light amber pour with eggy tan head; dry fruit on the nose with some berries, lemon, wheat, maybe dry rye, oranges; light mouthfeel and texture; fresh flowers and spelty cream; lots of mango, dry citrus fruit too; light body, smooth and sticky dry; some honey too with wheat, mild fruit zest; a nice, easy drinking mix of wheat and honey; yummy overall and quite dry; really grew on me
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mondial de la bière Montréal 2010
Aroma nice , gentle and aromatic hops.Soft sweet sugary character behind with yeasty hints and touch of citrus.
Appearance amber gold with medium white top.3+
Flavor and Palate: mid full bodied ale. Quiet drinkable and easy going with sweet malty base. Smooth hop profile. Refreshing citric ale.
PotjeBier (2470) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Brown color, with non lasting head. Lots of aroma, grassy, malty, some resiny hops, fruit, caramel. Taste is caramel sweetish and some fruit. Malty finish. Nice, but could have a bit more of a hop-bite.