TXBadger (2081) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes: smoke on the aroma with just a bit of juniper and citrus. On the palate there is smoke and juniper, not my favorite combination. Weird beer.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy golden color ale with a nice generous white head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light salty rustic malt notes with some spices, juniper and light smoked notes also noticeable. Taste is a unique mix of juniper, smoked notes with some salty rustic malt notes clearly identifiable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very interesting beers for sure but I am not sure I would feel the need to drink this on a regular basis.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Poured cloudy, with a golder color and a white head. Smoky nose and aroma with hints of ripe plum, berries, moss, and hints of tobacco. Medium body, dry, with a smokey finish. Unique.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light bodied ale. First of this style I have had. Enjoyed the earthy flavors that were abundant in this one.
_angst_ (3850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Jeffrey (non-RB)! Pours vibrant hazy yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is floral, earthy and slightly phenolic with crackers, honey, smoked meats, dandelions, hay, moist soil, dry wood, lemon zest, ginger and juniper berries. Taste is tiny malty, tiny herbal, earthy, and slightly phenolic with crackers, smoked meats, hay, lemon zest, unripe pears, dry soil, juniper berries, honey, white bread, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny malty and slightly phenolic with crackers, white bread, hay, dry soil, lemon zest, juniper berries and smoked meats. Strange yet quite good.
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Alex. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small white head. Sourish rubber aroma, malty, woody, earthy, hay, floral notes, dandelions, lemongrass, sulphur, herbal, smoked notes. Smoked flavor, floral, earthy, hay, sourish, herbal, dandelions, sulphur, leather, herbal, lemongrass.
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of light malts and wheats, some smokiness, a little bit of herbal notes, light fruitiness, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer, but very different.
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle thanks to errl poured into a jester king chalice. Pours a hazy gold with a big white head of foam. Decent retention. The aroma has notes of musty grass and light smoke. Meaty. The taste has more of that umami heartiness and grassy, herbal bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium body. I keep getting a little bit of a citrus quality in here as well. For my first experience with the style, I think I enjoy it well enough. I’d like to try some more examples of the style, for sure.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité et de fumé. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de fumée avec une pointe d’agrume et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5362)
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crazy strange style which is tart and smokey at the same time. Good for what it is but comes off a bit disjointed. Dont get much of the odd flavors that are added not that i know what sweet gale tastes like.