Oakes (15254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, sparkly. Fruity, spicy, herbal aroma. Big pale malt signature. Dry, herbal notes but also fairly malts in the finish. Tasty stuff.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewtopia bottle. Clear pale straw color. Sweetish, genever nose. Crisp, saison-like hop character. Fun fruitiness never becomes sweet or pop-like. Quality.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange body, cloudy and unfiltered, fluffy white head, spicey orange nose, pear, apple, bittered well in the early boil, no floral hop notes make it through, creamy and delightful
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Downtown Johnnie Browns. Very pale straw colour. Aroma is herbal with a soft pilsner malt base, chewy/bready yeasty components. Light black/green pepper as well. A touch of lemon balm citrusy character and a nice dusty dryness. As it warms the yeasty breadiness really becomes more expressive. There is a nice soft spiciness as well. Fairly herbal and dusty with a bit of light clove and coriander. Flavour shows just a kiss of mintiness as well. Fairly simple for these guys, but it is quite nice. Softly sweet towards the back. Pretty nice brew really.
scoth (662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nov 15, 2008. Bottle. Pours cloudy, golden, with a medium white head, good lacing. Strong citrus smell, almost like a wit, with some hay and malt aromas too. Velvety, smooth, fairly thick body. Big malty, fruity sweet flavor but not at all cloying, a little apple and grapefruit. Well balanced, with a mildly bitter finish.
Beerman6686 (6169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow, not quite sure ive ever had a beer that fits its own description so well. This beer poured a cloudy straw yellow color with a big white head. Aroma was nice and spicey with hints of clover, some vineous character and yeast. Flavor was really spicey, wheaty, nice amount of hops, just almost hard to explain and extremely dry at the same time. this beer is more wine like than any that ive ever had. Excellent!
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow, fruity, spicey, yeasty, caramel, grainy, little malty, hoppy, dry finish.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Hotel Room in Boulder. Clear yellow - white head. Dryness, soapy, barnyard, horsey, medium carbonation, caramel, berries, light peppery, ale yeasty, mould, no residual sugar. High dry finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle on 11/1/08. Clear gold pour with a large, durable white head, and stringy lace. Fruity aroma, apricots and light stone fruit, some yeastiness, fresh grain and biscuit all combine well. Light to medium body, very effervescent, clean and dry. Floral honey comes through initially, supplanted early by a spicy bitterness that is well balanced. Very refreshing, clean, yet with a wonderful complexity that begs attention.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a puffy white head. Lemon, citrus, and spice in the nose. Fair amount of the same in the taste, but with honey and earthy farmhouse notes. Taverner made a great call with the Sangria-like flavor of this one. A bit too carbonated, but still enjoyable.