jackricci (2) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 Pours initially clear with some cloudiness towards the end, you will find some sediment on the bottom of your last glass for sure. Largely floral aroma is penetrated by lighter notes of malt and hops. You will also notice a medium-size off-white head. taste initially hit me as semi-sweet with almost grape / champaign flavors that progress into and ends with a medium bodied, slightly bitter floral taste with a lot of carbonation. All in all I would say the taste is pretty clean with a bit of floral / hoppy bite coming in at the end, leaving a very pleasant taste on the tongue. On another note, the guy that brews this is extremely cool, his brewery is in southern france and he used a very sustainable / organic method (His kettles are heated with manure from the goats he uses to make cheese with)
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another strange Beer I picked up in some cheese shop in central France...
Peachy blonde and opaque in that strange saison/bière de garde look, with a foamy, fluffy head.
A strange amalgam of spices, mainly cloves and cinnamon, maybe a little peppermint, and it reminded me a bit like apple cobbler (!)
It was quite bubbly, yet the carbonation went down quite smoothly. Weird, the first taste felt quite full and rich, but then it slowly went in a decreshendo of malt body and overall flavor, kind of like when you eat a bag of chips, that first bite seems full of flavor but then your tastebuds get saturated and you need to stuff your mouth with chips just to get that same intensity. Anyway, it had an interesting farmhouse character to it, but not in a funky, bretty way, but more of an earthy, dirty yeast component to it. Quite an oddity, but an enjoyable one.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - 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.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy orange with big white foam, spicy mint aromas, nice flavors of vanilla and lemon, bitter finish
travita (3476) - 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.
DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared @ the Purple Pig. Light golden, hazy, with a solid frothy white head that holds beautifully. Very interesting aroma that required some careful consideration to pin down. Both fruity and vegetal at the same time, like starfruit, or guava and celery, with creamy undertones. Flavours lean toward vegetal and lightly herbal, with straw-like malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Very fresh and lively.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a creamy head. Dusty and dry nose that is slightly grassy and citrusy. Tastes like flowers. Not that I have eaten flowers. I think. Sweet and malty finish with a floral note. Thanks Matt.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour reveals a murky orange color with a medium white head. Strong aroma of allspice, nutmeg and yeast, interesting. The flavor has a balanced and very pleasant blend of allspice, nutmeg, fruits and yeast. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and lively carvonation. This obscure beer was a nice surprise, very interesting.
robforbes (2001) - 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.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 Opaque orange with a thick, rich, white foamy head. Fresh orange, mint, lavender, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet apple make up the subtle but complex nose. Lively carbonation makes the beer crisp without stinging you. This is light for a biere de garde. If it was a little less hoppy I would swear it’s a saison. Dry malt flavors with a hint of fruit, a bit of sourness, some spice, and a small punch of hops make up the flavor profile. More intense nose than palate. This isn’t a bad beer it’s just not as sturdy as most beers of it’s style.