travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a white head. The smell is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast. The taste is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast.
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense white head that retains well. Dry minerally phenols in the aroma with a touch of biscuity pale malt in the background and an herbal/floral component. Nice dry flavor with only a subtle touch of pale malt sweetness- bready body with again a minerally phenolic character. The back displays some herbal hop characteristics (reminiscent of chamomile). Nice and dry.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a super foamy peaches and cream head atop a hazy tan body that looks vigorously active with carbonation. The nose seems rather thick and soapy with Belgian notes having difficulty in making their way through the dense thicket.Wafer thin body with unsubstantial malting and touches of soapy esters. Hay and hop twang finish.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy orange color, fairly clear at the start of the 750, muddy and cloudy as can be towards the end (and yes I did pour carefully throughout). The head is a medium size, white in color & leaves a good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is malty and has a lot of perfumey floral pungency that does settle down a bit in time. The beer displays a nice light barnyard aroma and some graininess.
The flavor has a nice balance of lightly toasty malt and hop flavor both earthy and leafy. The beer is nicely bitter and has a lot of bright fruitiness. The beer has mild grassy flavors and is generally dry throughout but not without some subdued malty sweetness.
This is really very enjoyable, I always get so suspicious when my Biere de Garde or Saison are as amber hued as this is, but more times than the old world examples of this are fantastic and this is no exception. I will say though that at first it took me a minute to catch up with what was going on here but by the time the bottle was finished I just wanted another.
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A hazy yellow color with lots or rising bubbles and a light foamy white head. Mellow citrus, lemon, and honey, dry, mildly sweet, with a perfume aroma. Quite nice.
durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine Authorities in Durham. Cheers, guys... and keep buying beer! Pour hazy dark golden orange with a generous white head with moderate retention and good lacing. Nose is subtly complex, with earthy hay, yeast, tart wood, white pepper, dust, and light fruits all making an appearance at various stages. Taste shows more malt characteristics and some nice caramel apple up front, but midpalate is tart and it finishes almost bone dry. I was unimpressed at first blush, but this is a beer that rewards if you sit with it for a bit. Lovely.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn, grain, and yeast. Taste is of corn and yeast.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I swear this smells like typical euro lager and a hint of coriander. hazy gold and yellow. sustained white head. cap came off with a -whiff- followed closely by a gush of beer. muted around, even when warmed. metallic finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (1937) - California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is yeast, spice, somewhat fruity, grass, funk. Medium bodied, fairly dry. Fairly interesting, quite enjoyable.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
purchased at puget sound wine cellar in port orchard washington.
this brew needs to be swirled prior to pour to mix the sediment. as you drink the appearance and flavor changes.
first pour (which i did swirl and swirled prior to each pour) pours a semi-cloudy golden with a medium size thick and foamy white head, decent lacing. last pour is deep auburn-orange that is very cloudy, same head only a bit darker.
smell is yeasty, fruit (pear and apple), some malt, touch of spice, musty.
taste starts tangy, sour, pear, slight metallic.
half way thought the bottle it becomes creamy, slightly bitter, more of an apple than a pear, malts, less metal.
the end of the bottle is more of a thick amber ale, some grapefruit, more bitter and no metal.
this beer would be great for three people with different tastes to have together, starts more as an abt or traditional ale, ends more of an amber ale or IPA. very strange brew in a good way.