islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-22-14. Nice, sharp, tart, salty aroma verges on sour. Lemongrass, dandelion, and rhubarb scents. Definitely hoppier in aroma than is a typical saison, but the hops aren’t overwhelming in the smell. Pours an initially clear, pale gold but later cloudy, light tan. Highly effervescent. Moderate to large amount of substantial, fluffy, uneven, off-white head. Produces decent lacing. Dry, chalky, dusty, dirt-like, earthy, mineral-y flavor features grapefruit and lemon citrus as well as black pepper elements. Quite hoppy. I wish the flavors were a bit stronger. A touch of chemical taste, but not strong enough to detract significantly from the flavor. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Frothy in the palate. Good, summer / hot weather palate effects. Overall, this is a good beer. It is enjoyable and appropriate for the season. It is very much a saison, albeit a notably hoppy one.
weihenweizen (1868) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is floral hops, medium effervescent body, well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is floral hops, fruity, crisp hops, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty easy to drink.
That1Guy (1963) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the West End Tavern. Hazy golden pour with a nice white head. Fruity esters flowing through the entire beer. Very dry, incredibly clean finish. Basically the definition of a Belgian ale. Delicious.
firstsip (504) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clearish straw gold. Slightly fliral nose. Tastes of pine, some floral notes. Belgian yeast doesn’t stand up to hops, but this is definitely a good, refreshing beer.
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is golden in color, white head, and clear. The smell is is white chocolate, butter, grain, perfumed, sweet, spiced. The taste is wheat, butter, white chocolate. Hops, perfume.
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Gold and hazy with a decent white head. Aroma is of grain, citrus, grass, and light pine. Taste is of malt, grain, grass, citrus, and floral.
OsuStu (78) - - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Floral and citrus aromas. Nice carbonation. Yeasty, honey, pepper, bread. Finished spicy and dry.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods on 6/5/14. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of coriander, malt, banana and pepper. Coriander and pepper flavor with some malt before a dry, floral finish.
Dorwart (2387) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles with great carbonation. Light citrusy and grassy aroma with some dried flowers, lemon and light grains. Color is a clear bright gold. Moderate bitterness in the flavor with some dandelion leaves, mint, lemon grass and claky grains. Lively in the mouth from all of the carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly citrus bitter. A pretty good belgian summer ale.
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with white head. Nose/taste of florals, lemon, light spice and peppercorn. Light bodied.