BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Tasted blind. Pours with a hazy yellow body and a large white head that lasts and leaves good lace. Spicy aroma that hits you at first with a ton of phenols (clove, pepper, coriander), wheat/grainy notes, perfume and a hint of melon. Flavors of phenols (Coriander), wheat, grainy. Spicy. Orange peel/citrus. Medium body, medium to lively bubbles. Dry finish.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled blind at Blue Palms Ultimate Brown Bag event. hazy yellow in color. a hefe taste to this with more clove than banana. Got some nice spice notes in this too.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, nuts, light citrus, and florals. Flavor of florals, yeast, grass, light peach, and some citrus.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alembic, SF. Pale, cloudy straw gold pour with a crisp rocky head, nice sticky retention. Soft nose of esters and spice, and considerable dry hops. Have to say I found this surprisingly yummy. Like a singel with more character than is customary perhaps, crossed with a really dry pale ale.
JohnnyJ (4304) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wood shop tasting. Hazy gold pour. Bready malt, yeast, slightly floral, lightly hopped. Easy drinking, and not very interesting.
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a pale yellow/straw color with plenty of haze and a long lasting white head.
S: Quite a bit of yeastiness to the nose--lots of esters, but primarily of the spice variety. Pepper and coriander provide a bit of aroma, as well as some light fruitiness and slightly sweet malt.
T: A surprising amount of bitterness to this beer, which was not expected in any way. The flavor is mostly bready with much of the same spicy ester quality as the nose displays. Sweet malts and fruits help me to deal with the bitterness.
M: The body is a bit on the light side with a moderate carbonation to it.
D: This is a beer I feel pretty neutral on. Nothing blew me away, but no huge faults either. That said, I don’t really care to try it again.
popery (1389) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Marin. A nice and refreshing beer, good for hot weather. The beer was a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Smelled bready and yeasty. Mild light malt fruit and grassy/floral hops. Satisfying with a burger on a hot day.
hayduke (3341) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A draft pour at the Marin Brewing Company this came a hazy yellow with orange highlights, a good fat white head, and nice lacing rings. The nose is floral hops on top of caramel malts. The body is medium with a smooth mouthfeel. The favor is of Belgian yeast with some with tinges of spices. Finish is bitter and sour. A very good beer with a burger which is what I had.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many many samples pouring for Marin @ GABF09. Aroma is subdued, not much to write home about, hints of belgian yeast and touches of spice and flowers. Flavor is nice bubblegum and bread yeast to start with a palate cleansing spicy bitterness to finish. Really drinkable session beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Beer in the Plaza. Blond colored with a creamy white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma with noticeable bubble-gum. The flavor is dry with a soft pale, bready malt flavor, fruity and spicy accents and a nice hop bite that adds to the spice. Light bodied with fine but ample carbonation. Nice and refreshing blond with nice nuances.