tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Ray at Zorbas. Pours a hazy gold with bubbly, thick white head. Aroma of lime rind, brett, tropical fruit and pepper, spice…I don’t pick up any pumpkin. Medium light body, very carbonated. Taste of lime, spice, honey, hay, light brett notes. Very dry and a bit astringent. The flavors seem to clash about. I don’t care for this.
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to RespertFTW. Hazy gold with a frothy head. Light funk and vanilla and lime aromas. Barnyard and dry with a plasticy aftertaste.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
GABF 2014. Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a light tan head. Really not an enjoyable beer. Lots of green olives and green herbal notes. A little bit of spiciness and citrus but overall, just a veggie flavor taste. Kind of surprised that others at GABF didn’t experience a similar flavor. Maybe I got a pour from a bad bottle.
jredmond (5554) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a lightly hazy body with white lacing. Aroma is deliously fresh, zippy lime. Great nose! Mouthfeel is delicately carbonated with notes of limeade, sour funk, sour fruit and absolutely no pumpkin (thank god).
badgerben (4492) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2014. Hazy yellow color with a small head. Aroma of lemon and hay. Light sourness. Moderately bitter, but fairly astringent. Thin body.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a tall frothy white head. Aroma of lime, horse blanket, pumpkin, pepper, and grapes. Flavor of lime, brett, vinous, pepper, earth, grass, florals, and light pumpkin.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14 (I’m keeping this a little shorter than my normal rating style to help catch-up my backlog a little faster)
A hazy golden beer with a pretty interesting flavor. There’s a good deal of stuff going on here.
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GTMW 2014. Pours a hazed dark golden with a thick white head. Aroma of brett, yeast notes, mild earth and lime. Flavor is earthy, yeast, with mild sweetness and slight tartness. Finishes crisp and dry. Medium bodied, zippy mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Overall, this is pretty nice.
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cracked by Ryan, notes of wood and clubman talcum powder. Not much pumpkins but a good bit of lime and peppermint mineral. A decent brew from JP...glad to enjoy something they have put out in the last few years.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by OldSock at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a large frothy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of lime, yeast, mild pale malt and pumpkin. The taste is peppery notes, lime, olives, pith, mild pumpkin. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Mad Mike, thank you sir! Cloudy pal yellow color, white head. Aroma of lightly spiced hay and straw. Taste is peppery, herbal straw. Tasty.