woodychevy (572) - - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden. Totally different bittering and herbal notes without the hops, but still works. This one makes you think. Somewhat bready and floral and bit odd at the finish. Subtle saison notes. Interesting, yet tasty.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet mango, spicy floral, and bready-yeasty aroma - as it warmed a cinnamon type note developed. Golden yellow with a small white head. Sweet fruity, bready malt, yeast, and bitter herbal flavor with a slightly saccharine type bitterness in the finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Sonoma Cellars, cellar aged about 8 months. Golden pour with a white head leaving coats of lace on the sides of the glass. Aroma has earth and hay and sweet light fruits and lemon and spices. Taste is of sweet fruits, lemons, spices. Somewhat earthy. A bit of a belgian tang as well. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly fruity with spices. A bit strange, but enjoyable. Was not sure what to expect, and thought’d bought something else. 13.8
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 300814. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, hop, sugar, herbs. Flavour is sweet, fruit, malt, sugar, herbs, hop, grass, pine, spices. OK beer.
abcfan (802) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty! Pours hazy yellow, with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet citrus and berry. Full bodied, very smooth. Elderberries shine through in the finish.
tillmac62 (356) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 1/15. Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold. Very good head volume, excellent lacing and normal retention.
Light nose of lemon like citrus over a subtle biscuit sweetness with a touch of pepper spice.
Almost medium in body with a smooth texture that has oily moments and a touch of creaminess. Normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a lively finish.
The delightful flavor profile is World Class. It is intense, quite complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a blend of slightly sweet citrus that slowly separates into lemon, pineapple and, surprisingly, peach. In the middle, a subtle herbal bitterness emerges, with a clove note, over a biscuit sweetness that then effervesces into a pepper note. The finish is a lingering fade of herbal flavor over a subtle biscuit graininess and sweetness. My first Gruit, and it is outstanding.
andrewje41 (1060) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a bright yellow color with a patchy head. Sweet belgian style aroma. Flavor is very floral. Very very floral. Hints of spice and citrus flavor as well. Tasty beer. A big flower bomb comes in very late in the finish as well. I’ve never been super into the overly floral beers, but this one seems to make it work. Good stuff.
EtTuCthulhu (1289) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma blends lemons, flowers, and earthiness, and the taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with a slightly citrusy and slightly clove-esque aftertaste. The palate fuses a slick and thin texture, light body, and an average carbonation.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear straw with a medium snow white head, and very good lacing.
smell is of sweet fruits, banana, and yeast.
taste is oily, sweet fruit, wheat, and some spice. ends on the sweet side.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I expected something a bit more different considering the lack of hops. The herbs are mellow and yet they define the beer.