Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A saison and an IPA. More IPA bitterness at the beginning and then more balanced as it warms. Orange hop flavour, lots of coriander. Cardamon brightens the flavour, taking the place of pepper in a typical saison. Very drinkable, though the bomber had to be shared. cloudy orange with a ton of soapy foam in each pour, regardless of angle.
Thanks for sharing, Americo.
madmitch76 (16889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’ s pad. Thanks to Leighton for this tasty number. Hazy gold beer with a good off white head. Palate is soft and airy. Really nice hops here, and what good be coriander fruits - lime sherbet and floral flavours with lesser citrus, pine, skunk and a touch of lemon. The mild cardamon sets things off nicely. Light dry finish. Lovely citric flavours.
Reynolds314 (2687) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very Belgian tasting IPA with lots of clove notes. Hops are light citrus and grassy herbalness. Its pretty good but could use some more juicy hops to brighten this up.
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle @the dmac Monmouth Park Horserace Gathering shared by j12601-tight offwhite-hazy gold. A-coriander, lemon, lt malt. T-cardimum, yeast, coriander, lemon, lt malt.
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Leighton at Colin’s 5K. It pours hazy golden orange with a thick off-white head. The nose is brett, earth, wood, juicy orange, spice, damp leaf, funk and spice. The taste is dough, orange, grapefruit, brett, varnish, spice, funk, wood, earth and Irn Bru with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Tasty funky IPA.
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton for this one, 13/11/13.
Hazed orange with a good sized off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, spice, light herbal notes, brett, straw, dank hops, bitter apricot.
Taste comprises earthy hops, Belgian yeast, toasted malts, orange sherbet. funky tones, light brett.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finale.
Decent IPA - me likey!
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cheers to Leighton. A wealth of information on this label. Pours straw yellow with a big, billowing white head leaving very clingy lacing. Nose is full of heavy tangy citric fruits - lemon juice, lime peel, pepper. Bretty funk comes through with great balance. A hint of dough. Taste is a citric fruit punch - orange, lime peel, quite zesty, pepper, touch of spice - namely coriander. Funky stuff. A good drop
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - I got this one from Julio’s. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy white head. The nose has nice brett funk, some secondary notes of lemon and tangerine, light sweet flavor with dry, brett funk, mango, melon, grapefruit, straw. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Dry finish, funky and somewhat poopy with bitter citrus rind, mild alcohol warmth, sweet lemon and mandarin orange. Lovely beer.
reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a huge white head...huge head...cork exploded. Aroma has notable spices...cardamom...smells like sage. Flavor is very rindy and grassy with very evident spices...solid bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and very lively...finish is dry and grapefruity and rindy with faint lingering spice.
dmac (4439) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by J at rb track day. Poured a dirty cloudy pale straw body with a huge foamy off white head. Aroma of cardamom, spiced fruit, yeast, lavender. Palate was okay with a medium to fuller body with average carbonation. Flavor was like the aroma and just over spiced with lots of cardamom. Not really into this one.