hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Clear golden ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Grainy, spicy aroma. Tart, tangy, spicy flavor. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Tangy, dry finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery on 10/14/06. Light hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Sweet be;gian yeast aroma with a mild sour character. Soft sourness in the flavor, strong sweet belgian like finish with bubblegum/bannana esters lingering on the palate. A slight grassy note. Medium thin body. Not a bad beer but a bit sweet for a Saison.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Spicy (cinnamon and unknown herbs), licheny flavors. Clen, but too clean, and thin. Lingering very thin head. Fair to good. Kudos for the attempt.
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 2004 draught.
Fairly bright yellow, light rusty orange tints. Small disippating white head. Aroma is sharp of hops and yeast, has some light citrus. Slight dusty/musty notes. Flavor is dry, lightly sour and astringent. Some orange peel notes, light hops flavor (spicy and dry). No funk to this, and not enough malt, though there is a mild honey sweetness.
Growler, Nov 2006 consumed the same day as purchase
Immediately dissipating head fizzles quickly to nothing, leaving no lacing. Medium clarity in the hazy, marmalade-honey colored body.
Supremely yeasty nose, with white pepper phenols, dough, bread, a touch of banana and some very minimal fruitiness (cherry, apple, strawberry). Hops are very dry, not juicy or overly aromatic and remind most of dried grass and hay.
Extremely overattenuated in flavor, with tons of doughy yeast blandness. Light bitterness from the hops, low flavoring as well, just light herbs and grass. Meaty and musty, rather than crisp and snappy. Also very watery and low on flavor. Seems they could use more malt and/or more residual sweetness to get some more body as this is precariously thin. Recipe seems minimally modified from 2 years ago. Score is the same.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap sampler poured yellowish. aroma yeasty sour. flavor grapefruit, sour, finish was a sloight sweetness did not care for this one
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear reddish yellow color with a white head. Sour yeast aroma. Mostly grapefruit in the taste and a light sweet finish. I give credit to this small brewery for trying this seldom found style.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Unsure of the style, this was the first I have had. A pleasant brew, amber in color. Nice white head and good lacing. Much like an IPA in flavor with orange hints in the background.