scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (what’s the actual name for those?) in the bottom, don’t be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass.
The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from adnielsen. Thanks Aaron! Minimal aroma of tart lemon and bread. Cereal, tart, lemon, yogurt flavors. Not an overly powerful beer, but solid.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aaron. Pours a very pale straw color with a large head. Aromas of wheat and sour lemons. Taste is tart and lightly sweet. Flavors of sour wheat, with some yogurt twang. Quenching. I dig this.
Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of barnyard, bret yeast, citrus, faint cheese. Gorgeous pale yellow cloudy pour with a big pillowy heavy lacy head. Very lemony... traces of salt (almost gose-like). Crisp and lively. First thoughts are Fish and Chips as a perfect pairing. Fresh dough. Clean. Wonderful and stylish.
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade. Hazy gold with massive eggshell white head. Yogurt-covered bread. Lemon peel. A hint of bell pepper. Taste is similar. Light lemon, sour cream. Spritzy, lively on the palate. Light.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 35.5cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.25.14 ]
Transparent gold, huge puffy white head, dense lacing. Sweet green grape nose, skin but plenty of sugary flesh, light lacto drowned in sweetness, a little green. Faint paint thinner and greenness at front palate, doughy grains with light toast mid, cleaner lactic finish, still considerable sweetness, fizzy in the contrast and thin, sparkling minerality with the short finish leaving lightest grains.
[ 11.25 Tasting Ranking ]
01. De Garde Cherry Raz Bu – 4.2
02. De Garde Cherry Bu – 3.8
03. Dieu du ciel d’ete aux cerise – 3.5
04. De Garde Cran Bu – 3.5
05. Allagash Nancy – 3.5
06. Russian River Supplication – 3.4
07. New Glarus Thumbprint Berliner – 3.2
08. Sante Adairius Cask Cherry – 3.0
09. Wicked Weed Black Angel – 3.0
10. Cisco Cranberry Woods – 3.0
11. Lost Abbery Veritas 014 – 2.7
12. Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Cherry – 2.5
13. Almanac Cerise Sour Blond – 1.8
14. Firestone Walker Krieky Bones – 1.7
StefanSD (2190) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from trade. Thanks. Pours a hazy yellow color with a big foamy white head that has excellent retention. The aroma is tart with lemons and a trace of sour green apple. The taste is more mildly tart citrus with lemons, limes and most interestingly the foamy head has a semi-sweet meringue effect. This beer is quite literally to drink a lemon meringue pie. The palate is light but effective and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long and sour. Overall: Thanks to whoever sent me this, I’ve done so many trades in the past few months that I’ve lost track. Gonna have to start labeling the bottles.
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from weihenweizen in trade with CAO Brasilia, golden color with big creamy foam, tasty aroma of wheat and sour lemon, nice balanced flavor of bright lemon, wheat, has a sweet note, quite mild clean sour finish, very good
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden with very large white head. Aroma of tartness, pear, and some grain. Light body, medium tartness, apple/pear notes, and a dry finish.
monkeychugg55 (907) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow body with a big white head. The aroma has apple, citrus, funk, and a bit of acidity. The flavor is similar, very nice and refreshing. A nice malt character comes through as well. Lots of carbonation and a dry, tart finish.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on RBAG 2014 notes backlog...bright hazy yellow. Tart/sour lemony citrus, light effervescent palate, dry finish. Very refreshing.