BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Hillerís market in Northville MI. Pours a a hazy straw yellow with medium fluffy head. I got this not really knowing the style. I just got it because I knew I liked New Holland stuff, and I had never seen this. Well, in true NH fashion, this stuff is great. It really reminds me of a traditional Belgian dubbel, or trippel, but more subtle. Itís slightly fruity, with a great finish. Cheers!
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, golden color and a sweet, hazy aroma to match. Somewhat reminiscent of dried fruit, but with a more pronounced mineral tone that lingers. Flavor is initially light, but finishes more towards the hoppy and bitter end; flavors range from grapefruit to hazelnut with an almost woody finish. Not particularly boozy, making it a nice sipping beer for a lazy Sunday afternoon, perhaps with a slab of Pont líEveque and dried figs?
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a pale straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and earthy, with citrusy hops, banana, yeast, and some spices. Taste is light and refreshing, with some initial sweet flavors of banana and citrusy hops giving way to a long somewhat sour finish of yeast, grains, and earth. Very refreshing and drinkable -- like a richer and more complex Hoegaarden.
dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale gold with adequate head. Aroma of lemon, fruit, and that good ole brett. Taste is very refreshing, slightly sweet, grassy, with some funky sour. Wonderful brew that I will be drinking a bit more of.
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber off yellow appearance, good light fruity aroma, mouthfeel is light, sugary, very good balance, clean, crisp finish. I could drink this beer everyday.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Roziís in Lakewood. Aroma is a nice funky lemony farmhouse goodness. It smells of fresh cut wheat, wet summer morning cobwebs and drying wood. Maybe I am letting my imagination get away from me on this one. Maybe not though, the flavor of this follows though nicely. The funky aromas translate into a smooth grassy lemony taste. Quite an impressive brew.
markas101 (1743) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale golden colour, somewhat skunky aroma with spice. Lightly carbonated, peppery flavor, sweet finish. Decent but there are more interesting íSaisoní beers available.
Sammy (7707) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber of the stuff. A bit of spiceyness, and a good finish of bitterness. Deep golden with lots of initial white head. Acceptable neutral aroma. Good drinking, with above average mouthfeel.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours golden with a slight haze and a one finger white head. The aroma is of citrus accented yeast and bready malt. The flavor is a sweet, biscuit malt brew with wheat and some mild citrus notes. It has a bubbly body and a clean finish with a touch of bitterness. Itís good though Iím getting very little of the farmhouse funk that sometimes is present with this style. Itís also sweeter than usual.
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
As good as Dupont. A phenomenal example of the style. Wonderfully effervescent, nice smooth mouthfeel and an excellent hop to malt balance. Not overly spicy or sweet like some other brewers attempts at the style. Hats off to the guys at New Holland.