FlacoAlto (4013) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best By 07/2015; Sampled February 2013
Quite the gusher, definitely lost an ounce a two before I could start to pour over the sink. A careful pour produces a three finger thick, plus an additional finger above the rim of my Teku glass, pale tan colored head that is quite rocky and textured. The beer is a pale, just amber color that shows a deeply hazed, slightly chunky, straw / pale-orange tinged gold hue when held up to the light. The nose is quite vibrant, floral, lightly herbal, citrusy, earthy grain, wildflower spice notes, and weedy / grass notes all mix together. As the beer warms up a hay like, just thrushed wheat, and pale malt character becomes a bit more noticeable; even a touch of saltine crackers and perhaps some rustic white bread notes.
Dry, but quite grain driven, floral, herbal, with a lingering bitterness, there is a touch of citrus here, that gets more expressive with subsequent sips. The beer is quite light bodied, but is not in any way watery, as there is just enough viscosity to provide some texture. Spicy, peppery, wild flower like, earthy, hints of cumin, slightly musty, lingering sage, and bitter citrus zest are all quite noticeable here. Between the hop character and the yeast notes, there is quite a bit of fruit character in this beer, but it is quite well balanced out by lots of grassy, herbal, weedy, and peppery spiciness in the finish.
My second pour of this is so much murkier and middy in appearance; the flavor isnít too much different, but it definitely is a bit yeasty and the citrusy hop character seems to be muted a bit. This is definitely preferable prior to getting so murky, though it isnít bad after this, but certainly has a yeast bite to it. If I could get a bottle that wasnít so heavily sedimented and was clear, I bet this beer would be just about singing; Iíll definitely have to keep a look out for another bottle of this. In the end, I really like how complex this beer is, with the murkiness it can be a touch discordant, but in the end it does work.
Capa (2374) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Gushed a bit when opened but I couldnít detect any off aroma or flavor so Iím not sure why that happened. Golden with a large white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, lemon, spice, a bit of tartness. Medium, fizzy body. Flavor is citrus and spice and everything nice. Light sour finish. Very nice saison.
allmyvinyl (7036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the October Christmas at The Garvieís tasting. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of light funk, yeast spice. Taste is spice, light lemon. Dry finish.
GlasgowTAD (738) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is peaches, apricots and slight funk im ze background. Taste is funk, slightly bitter, peaches and apricots.
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craigís. Pours hazy golden orange, nose is citrus, light funk, yeasty, taste is bitter, dry, juicy fruit, sweet.
cgarvieuk (18117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... christmas 2015 tasting ... hazy amber ... small white ... soft floral fruit ... salty zezty fruit nose ... soft fruits .. zezty orange ... ligth yeasty salt fruit ... soft fruit
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very yeasty spicy beer. Not particularly good, a bit of acetaldehyde perhaps, hard to drink.
Yorker (1763) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, yeast, and spices - with a dry finish.
50belair (3031) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Banana and yeast bouquet. Loads of grain and yeast with clove and banana backbeats. Prickly carbonation.
ctipping (378) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Slightly hazy with an ample head. Doughy malts, phenolic, heavy apple aroma. A bit chemically. Tastes pretty sweet. Unpleasant yeastiness. Bitter finish with lingering apple flavor. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Not the best Logsdon expression.
Idiosynkrasie (5179) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Mild fruity and yeasty spicy aroma, hints of peach, apricot, nectarine, a touch of brine, white pepper, sage, a grassy touch of hay. Taste is malt-bound fruity and spicy yeasty, sweet-ish malty basis is tart-ish fruity counterbalanced, notes of peach, apricot, hints of white wine and grapes, slightly peppery spiciness, a touch of sage. Mild and gentle, superbly balanced, an epitome of subtlety.