nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with some very active white head. Nice nose, some sweetness, some candy, a little chewy wood pulp, some watered down bourbon, a little apricot, white grape. Flavor is well balanced, spritzy, straw, white grape, white pepper, apricot, honey, some white peach, a little corn, some wood pulp. Clean, spritzy finish.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, lemon, some orange, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some wood, orange, funk. Medium body, some stickiness.
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a nice, wispy heads. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt notes, some boozy notes. Flavor was smooth, fruity notes, oak characteristics. Quite an enjoyable!
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops with cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with crisp malt, fruity esters, fresh oak and a dry finish. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation.
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Smells of floral, citrusy notes. Tastes of oranges, tangerine and citrus with a dry back end. Really nice!!!
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50belair (1852) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Light yeast aromas. Light lemon zest, yeast, and oak. Crisp light and refreshing with mild acidity.
alexsdad06 (4538) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma has tart fruits, citrus, some tropical notes, grass, oak, and some funk. The flavor is dry grassy, oak, citrus, apples, funk with a mild tart character and some acidity. Interesting mix of flavors.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swingtop bottle thanks to lukaduke. It was for our agreed IP trade. Many thanks! Reads "Batch # 6" on the side. Luke had told me this had been aged in both bourbon, and blueberry wine barrels. Awesome! I can definitely taste a vague blueberry character by finish. It pours a sandy light orange with a soapy whitish head, two fingers in length. Aromas of lavender, pickled pears, Italian sweet pepper, refined sugar, tin, algae, lactic acid, artichokes, limeade, and wood. Tastes delightfully tarted, earthy, and bittersweet... much like a gueze. Has an interesting seawater bite by swallow, accompanied with dandelions and grape must. As many have mentioned, this has a dry texture. I liked this this.
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at a cheese and beer pairing event at at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear, yellow-gold with a small off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of pineapple, yeast, melon, citrus, caramel and grass.
Taste of pine, funk, citrus, caramel, grass, pineapple and tart candied fruit.
Medium/light body and low/medium carbonation with a slightly astringent mouthfeel.
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Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial bottle at Three Penny Taproom. Huge thanks to Lukaduke for also sharing a bottle later that evening. Pours a clear golden color with very nice carbonation and a good eggshell head. Sticky lacing.
The nose carries a distinct saison profile underneath a bit of acidity and a good dose of funk. The flavor brings the acidity more to the front. This immediately reminded me of some of the De La Senne saisons blended with lambic. Fairly similar to some batches of Saison Vautour as well. Hay, lemon, straw, faint grain, and earthy funk all blend incredibly well with the backing acidity.
Body is light and very crisp. Smooth lactic finish. Very inviting. An excellent beer.