emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy reddish amber with profuse sandy white head. Zesty and spicy nose, evergreen for sure. Zesty/peppery flavor, sprucy and spicy. Dry and light bodied, peppery finish. .
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Murky amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cardamom, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread, light lemon/vegetal. Light-medium body.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey as Word to your MoDa. I get it. Murky amber brown color, white edge head. Aroma of slightly sour caramel and peach. Taste is sour brown bread and heavy spice.
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 On tap at NoDa Brewing.
Pours is hazy red-amber with a creamy and durable tan head that leaves fine lacing patterns.
Smell is unusual mix of a pleasing floral/fruity component with a bit of yeasty, vinegary funk (mainly vinegar). The taste follows but seems more integrated and more floral. It also has a hint of vanilla. Slightly challenging for me, but less so than most saisons.
M: nicely smooth with a medium-full body and pleasing if rather lively carbonation. Slightly astringent.
O: good for style (saison); well-proportioned addition of apricot. I hate vinegar, so the hint of it in this brew really lowered my enjoyment.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep amber with one finger head. Mild gingery flavor - I guess that’s the cardamom. Slightly tart. Interesting and good.