nimbleprop (5569) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Meridian Pint, pours a hazy yellow with some creamy, white head. Nose is a nice blend of tropical fruit notes and mild spice, lots of yeasty notes, mild straw, a little cheesy. Flavor has a lot more saison, quite yeasty, loads of spice, almost like chai, the hop provides a necessary lemon/papaya character. Full bodied, lightly tart finish.
ClarkVV (4069) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Portland location, 5/17/15
Seems like everyone of their beers poured in perfect condition (light chill haziness at most), which is very impressive in the age of the cloudy IPA. This one was indeed bright, pale golden and with a small but firm white head.
Much like the Domestic, a blonde saison (grisette here) with very fruity American hops. It is neither drowned out of its Belgian qualities nor does too much bitterness/acidity build up. Pineapple, papaya, lime, lychee and a well-attenuated body that nonetheless still has a strong malt structure to it. Tart acids from the yeast (light) are still notable in the finish as the carbonation helps clear some of the hop flavors aside and allows for the soft honey and biscuit malt to deepen the complexity. Not a huge fan of American-hopped Belgians, but these guys are doing about as best as I can imagine with them.
John25 (958) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at churchkey. Completely hazy bright yellow. Tart and light funk, grass, lemon zest, farmhouse yeasty. The bright fruits with lime and more lemon come in first and then grainy, gritty farmhouse spice elements follow. Really awesome. I love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tom10101 (3681) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Novare Res.
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small to medium white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Interesting spicy profile with some farmhouse character, crisp cereals, herbal notes and light fruitiness.
Taste: Again, the spicy cereals profile is really interesting, mild but it tickles the tongue just enough to prepare for the other flavors. There’s also a nice farmhouse character similar to what is found is a few other Oxbow beers I have tried so far, crisp cereals, herbal notes, light citrusy presence and hints of acidity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate, but prickly carbonation. Moderately dry. Mild spicy finish.
Overall: Good farmhouse spicy Grisette. Easily drinkable, tasty and quenching.
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Strangelove’s. Pours cloudy golden yellow with nice head that leaves lace indicative of the style. First taste is bright with lemongrass, funky, with hints of wheat. Finish is slightly dry with notes of lime. Nice beer
rodenbach99 (3496) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût au Novare Res. J’ai vraiment aimé cette bière jaune trouble rafraîchissante, pétillante au goût de savon au citron, sunlight et au houblon d’agrumes. Je peut comprendre que l’excès de gaz carbonique peut déplaire mais elle rend la bière très facile à boire.
SlovakSniper (3710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût au Novare Res. Liquide jaune et mousse blanche trouée. Nez adorable de blé suri avec un aspect citronné et une touche lactique et du foin. Bouche désaltérante de blé, touche épicée, herbes sèches piquantes. Corps fabriqué pour les assoiffés. Finale un peu courte sur des notes de blé suri.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-03-04. Hazy pastel yellow body with white head and lace. 3+ Aroma of grass and lemon over sweetish pale malt core. Flavour is pleasantly fruity with notes of citrus and peach but turns quite dry and bitter in the finish, and surprisingly alcoholic considering it’s relatively modest strength. Perhaps influenced by my pizza lunch? Who knows. Smooth bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle, Washington DC.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Bright hazy yellow with creamy white head. Sweaty funk aroma, but body disappoints a bit, I’d like more funk. Creamy semi-sweet, dry finish. Nice yeasty quality. Solid.
GenDV138 (2895) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light funk, citrus, herbs, spices. Tastes of floral, citrus, lemon zest, herbs, spices. Medium body with a dry finish.