ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. served into a wine glass at ChurchKey. From notes.
A: Pours a golden straw color with only a small white film for a head. It’s not quite as hazy as I like my saisons to look.
S: I notice fresh apples, cherries, and some wheat. It’s nicely fruity - especially for 4% - nor is it weighed down by overdone yeastiness. So maybe the clarity in the appearance was for the best?
T: Drier than the aroma suggested. A fruity opening is very brief before spicy, herbal notes dry out the middle, leading to a white grape finish. Simplistic, yet satisfying.
M: It’s everything you’d expect from such a small saison: very light, dry, and easy to drink. Carbonation could be more lively, otherwise there’s nothing really to complain about here.
O: Compared with some of the masterpieces I had earlier today, this one fell quite a ways short. But for what it is? It’s pretty solid. I would entertain the thought of having it again, at least.
Koelschtrinker (13785) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trocken bitterer Antrunk ohne große Aromen. Geringe Würzigkeit, mildes helles Malz, langweilig. 10/8/8/8//8
ippopotamo36 (912) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Eurhop 2015 in Rome - Italy, on tap. Pours hazy yellow bright, little minimal white had. Nose: a hint of dyacetil (!), bread. Mouth: again a bit of dyacetil, not a great batch. Bummer.
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Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #63. Keg at the Portland location. Hazy yellow, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of pale bready malt, hay, mild spice. The taste is citrus and bready malt. Medium bodied, dry, lingering spice.
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Positive Pie, Montpelier. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, spicy, ginger, dough, cereal and toasty grain. The taste is smooth, sweet, white bread, cereal, toasty grain, icing sugar and light source with a short, dry finish. Light - medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Too sweet for my liking. Still OK.
AirForceHops (4819) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Duck Fat. Bright yellow color in proper glassware. Aroma is wheat, pale grain, mild citrus. Flavor has a crisp refreshing character and mirrors the aroma. Also displays a minor Funk note in the finish. Very nice drink! Clean
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Hazy yellow white pour with a white head. Citrus, wheat, juice, bread. Light body. Refreshing. Slightly bitter finish
conway (2108) - - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Prominent spelt/cereal/malt backbone with yeasty notes on top. Thin and crisp. Straight forward and refreshing.
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap. Clear fizzy champagne color, medium white head. Earthy aroma. Light body with a sweet drinkable mild hops flavor and a sweet finish.
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ctipping (378) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Duckfat. Served in a snifter. Pale golden body. Small white head. Smells grainy and wheaty. A touch of yeast. Strong wheat taste and yeast. Almost tastes like it will be tart. Slightly lemony flavor builds in the finish. Light body and super easy drinking. Nice light saison.
HeadyDE (618) - Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft sample at the Newcastle source...blonde ale..with spicy lemony aroma..light bodied with a bit of funk and a solid dry finish...some nuttiness from the spelt I suppose but nothing over the top...another easy drinking well crafted beer from Oxbow that is quite crushable..wow quite impressed by the complexity of Oxbows offering and indeed they are doing quite a job with putting out some mighty tasty saisons