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Mother Earth Four Seasons of Mother Earth: Spring 2014



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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Four Seasons "Spring" is a classic Belgium Tripel using Belgium/French pale malts, yeast and candy sugar, then slow fermented in the traditional style. To give this beer a little "West Coast" flair, sweet orange peel was added to the brew and it was then dry-hopped with mosaic giving it a mild orange citrus zest to round out the classic yeast esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
650ml bottle. Clear amber shade. Decent white head. Some lacing. Overtly hoppy in a citric lemon and orange way. Slightly herbal and spicy. Taste is more of the same, but seems to lack something, maybe the yeast profile of a good tripel. Still citrussy but just feels uncomplicated. Bit rough on the palate. Started well but went a slightly downhill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kroney (197) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Reddish brown pour from bomber. Thick tannish head. Big prune/raisin/date nose. Really sweet to smell. Taste tries to come through bitter but the dried stone fruit dominates. Would rate much higher if it wasn’t designated as an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Orange amber. Sweet caramels, stone fruity, pines on nose. The caramels really dominate, but this isn’t the freshest bottle either. Med full bodied, pretty strong pine needle foresty hoppy finish, alongside the heavy caramels. Oranges, peach marmelade. some vanilla. Tasty thing. Sweet caramelly though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (387) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2015
Botella . @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón frikicata 24/01/2015. Cerveza dorada y turbia. Sabores y aromas a malta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle, 30/01/15. Pours a hale orange with a decent, white head. Aroma is apricot, Belgian fruitiness, peach, apple skin. Taste is peach, some yeast, light ethanol. Light appleskin. Fairly stiff and bitter finish. Some citrus and flowers. Quite full with medium carbonation. A nice, clean American tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (830) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Capsule & Bouchon, Baumes-les-Dames. Pour is murky gold with a small head, aroma is fruity, citrus. Taste is fruity, sweet, gentle bitterness, light herbal notes, finish is bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4677) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
It was a 650ml bottle Mat: shared between 5 at the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, 8th Dec 2014. Cheers for bringing this Mat. Poured a hazy old gold colour with a thin white head on each of the five glasses. Spicy, hoppy and interesting. Mixed spice bag with the hops playing games on your taste buds. I thought it leaned towards a Saison half way through my tasting but that idea fell away and the beer finished fairly dry and bitter. Different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
75cl (I think!) bottle shared between 5 at the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Dec 14, courtesy of myself. Bought at Raccines, Cassel, France. Pours hazy orange with thin foamy head. Spicy with a double IPA marmalade type fruitiness going on with a touch of lime. Floral character with some decent tripel notes. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4647) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small to average, fluffy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Yeasty aroma delivers a plethora of flavours, aniseed, herbs, orange peel, pervaded by citrusy hoppy swathes. Taste is spicy yeasty, herbal, some aniseed, minimally sweet pale malty basis enriched by some orange peel, minimally bready, a banana touch, citrusy hoppy interjections. Slightly unwieldy composition, relatively light and easy drinkable; can’t deny its West Coast provenance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1207) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a amber orange with a two finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of candied Belgian yeast, sour fruits, citrus (mainly orange), tropical fruits, bready malts, and some light booze. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and interesting west coast take on a Belgian Tripel.

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