Travlr (11791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of big herbal sage and slightly funky perry. Taste is funky and spicy fruit, peppery dust. Delicious.
Ratman197 (9782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a cloudy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pear, citrus and a hint of sage. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, pear, light citrus, light barnyard funk and a hint of sage with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering pear finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9667) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Roasthouse Pub. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and Pils malt, earthy hops, sage, pears, and light Acetaldehyde notes. Flavor is sweet malt, pears and sage, Acetaldehyde, vinegar spicy hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (9096) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Sage is present but subdued perfectly, the pears play well with the yeast and sage...hints of sweet and tart. Incredibly well constructed IMO. Enjoyable.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 3. Thanks to jcnielsen! Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with an off white head. Big apple/pear, cinnamon honey, fairly spicy, a bit herbal aroma. Tangy white fruity, cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit peppery, pear, slightly juicy, a bit floral bitter, fairly dry flavor. I’m not that into it but it is clean and fun.
Dogbrick (8107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Pours a hazy copper-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sage, fruit and yeast. Medium to full body with an herbal character and flavors of fruity yeast and malt. The finish is fruity up front with a white sage aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy apple cider colored with minimal head. Nose is pear, mild spice, tastes of a slightly malty peary with some well integrated spice. Solid.
crossovert (7385) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First commercial Penrose beer. This one is full-on herbs. The white sage is huge in the flavor and aroma, the pear is also quite noticeable. It is very perry-like.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear light copperish gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has sweet grains and sage with a good amount of sweet pears underlying. Flavor starts with sage and sweet grains and is joined by sweet pears that are slightly tart.
phaleslu (6427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Parker’s Table. Pours a dull pear juice color with a big white head. Aroma of pears, sugar, dough, sage, florals, ginger, citrus, funk, and cream. Flavor of pears, sourdough, sage, ginger, straw, and grass. Light-bodied, with a dry, funky, floral mouthfeel and light-moderate carbonation. Does not at all seem like a 9.3% big Belgian. Really unusual beer.