Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer isn’t cloudy, it’s solid. Taste is fruity, with plenty of yeast and spice. Notes include black pepper, curry, cumin, pear, apple, lemon, bread dough, and cloves. Not very sweet, and not quite sour. Most dominate taste is spice. Mouthfel is thick and gritty. Seasoned pulp, almost.
hezron (613) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler. Aroma of citrus with a wheat twang. Cloudy, browinsh yellow in color with a small white head. Flavors like a wheat but with some twists: cloves, coriander, citrus, some black pepper and very little barnyard. Nice refreshing palate.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: Fuzzy yellow hay, patch, phlegm-like layer of head…full fruity & flowery aroma: rose petals, honey and sweet buttery toast. Smooth, incredibly even palate – simple in its complexity…Silky grain flavours wrapped up in honey, herbs and wet barnyard…more farmhouse style ales should be like this one: not trying to do anything fancy or crazy, just tasty…
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden yellow with a thin, white head. Slighty sweet and fruity with an underlying subtle spice character. Lemons, oranges, melon, ginger, clove, banana, pepper, star anise and likely others. The body is fairly light and quite refreshing, as would be expected for a summer ale. Spicy and fruity at the same time, united by a moderate sweetness. At the very end, there is a nice bitterness that keeps things interesting. Not as funky as I would enjoy, but still flavorful and refreshing. Cool.
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dirty peach color with a moderate lid of small bright-white bubbles. Light fruit nose. Aromas of peaches, light plum, hints of orange and white pepper. Very light, but pleasant bouquet. Light coriander flavors mingle with the light fruit. and mildly spicy finish. Perhaps a bit to timid in areas, but considering where this is brewed a great effort. Enough spice to take it out of the wit, to light for a triple, not quite strong enough for a saison, but a really good quaff of a hot muggy day.
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm. Nicely done--not as sour as a typical saison. Kind of a cross between a witbier and a saison, really.