willisread (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Heads. Big citrus nose with lots of juicy grapefruit and lemon zest alongside some pithy bitterness. As it warms up some dankiness comes out with more lemon zest. Bitter finish with good citrus and pith notes. The name is all over the this one. Great stuff.
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Modern Times Festival of Funk. It pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a little bready/dought with some herbal and flowery notes. The flavor is very floral. Bright rose-like notes with hints of vanilla and soft funk. Good level of phenols and flowery bitterness in the finish. Liked.
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Cloudy pale yellow with small frothy white head, citrus aroma, medium carbonation, lemon peel taste, thin body, medium bitter lemon peel finish. Quite citrusy, but nice.
charmarita (39) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from tap honey gold with small creamy head. Aroma french toast with maple syrup. Palate oily with average carbonation and long finish. Taste slightly bitter sweet. Very nice example of a farmhouse ale.
Leafs93 (2028) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus, peppery, earthy, light bread and a trace of funk. Taste is mild bitters into a light sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and a crisp finish.
Jow (3191) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Jeffrey. Clear golden white frothy head. Nose is barnyard and some citrus. Tastes of banana, herbal, barnyard, white bread, peach, and musky. Decent but some slight odd flavors on aftertaste.
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at When Pigs Fly in Kittery, ME. A well crafted, complex farmhouse pale ale. Classic American hops are all over this, but they never get out of balance. Interesting, complex saison yeast taste -- I spent the whole time drinking it trying to figure out if it was mixed fermentation, but with no luck. Very good.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, pale golden straw color with banana hues and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention, slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Musty aroma with funky farmhouse yeast, light fruit, bread and peppery spice. Subtle brett presence as well but smells more like a standard saison/pale ale hybrid. Pale biscuit malts with cracker and light fruit.
Medium body with nice balance of farmhouse/saison character and pale ale notes. Dry and musty with farmhouse funk and musty brett countered by light fruit, peppery spice, banana and bread. Slightly dry in the finish. Not overly complex but well balanced and easy to drink.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #93. Keg at the brewery. Hazy pale straw, thin foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of bready malt, citrus, stone fruits, yeast. Medium bodied.
Scopey (11365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Oxbow. It pours hazy golden with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, juicy, funky, earth, bread, orange sherbet, peach and grass. The taste is crisp, bitter, cracker, pale bread, pepper, orange zest, light custard and grass with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Aroma is particularly nice. Decent stuff.