FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is nicely yeasty. crisp citric character, some herbal and earthy characters, floral. Flavors are much the same, nicely sharp citrus and a balancing yeasty herbal and earthy character that lend some nice balance, touches of spice in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Well made beer, refreshing, complex, I dig it.
edgallow (1863) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml pours amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, and sweet fruit. Taste is the yeast and a sweet finish.
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TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fountainhead (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich touch dulled golden orange hue, darker with firm haze, healthy glow on the edges. A big cakey offwhite head sits atop, cakes and stays quite large, small lacing overall. Aromas are gentle spicy yeast, mellow pepper, and oranges. Some dry florals and earthy hops, touches of citrus. Mellow bready malts, some more orange, and yeasty life. A firm spice mellow dryness grows. Initial is medium bodied, a firm body with firm sweetness coming in, oranges and dry florals, gentle citrusy hop. Rich yeast, sweeter bready and gentle honey malt influence. Middle offers gentle dryness, richer yeast and fruity malt elements of pear, apple, and citrus. Sweeter middle trails off into a touch of a sticky backend, lacking dryness or refinement. Meh.. A bit sweet for my tastes
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Wine and Cheese place. Very nice saison/Belgian style that balances the yeast really well. A faint banana yeasty aroma topped with a well balanced yeasty body. But not too yeasty, and that sets this bee apart from other American variations. Very nice.
garmonbozia (423) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Cloudy golden with nice big head. spicy smell with bananas. taste spices with hops in background. Very refreshing beer with a bitter aftertaste. Good stuff
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a solid Belgian Ale. Nose of fruity floral citrus hops on top of spicy yeast, light grain, hay, dust. Solid. Pours golden, nice lasting frothy head. The flavor is fruity up front and throughout with a light dry hay like grain notes, a touch of sweetness, spicy light estery yeast. Floral and nice with solid bitterness and quenching power. Good shit.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nice floral hoppy aroma, served with a healthy dose of Belgian yeastiness. Sweet, in a reserved way, lightly reminiscent of tropical fruit. This is a fun, fully-flavorful and energetic beer, yet light and easy to drink. Well done! (#4498, 2/25/2012)
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from magnum bottle into sampler glass. Poured a nice, cloudy, orange-amber color with fluffy off-white foam and good Belgian lace. Strong, sophisticated aroma hops with hints of malt, bread, toast, biscuits, crackers. Hints of apricot, banana, bubblegum, black pepper and clove from Belgian yeast. Light body despite the slightly elevated alcohol percentage, lending an overall dry, "digestive" finish. A delicious style, a worthy (albeit inexplicably more expensive) clone of Popperings Hommelbier.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from phaleslu. thanks peter! hop character is grassy, herbal, and slightly dank. slight vegetal earthy tree note. malts are toasted dough with a touch of caramel. light belgian yeast fruit note. hop forward belgian pale ale. others seemed to like this quite a bit. i liked it too!
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of SuperDave. Pours hazy copper with tall smooth creamy off white head. The aroma offers up Belgian yeasty spices, muted vague hops, some spicy hops and sweet apple. The taste delivers some spicy yeasty notes, spicy hop notes, some sweet apple wedges and then the addition of various spice notes that might be associated with a Saison yeast strain. Tasty brew.