j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Dusty and musky. Big and grassy. Medium bodied, soft musk, light hops. Dusty with soft warming alcohol.
ineedbeer (973) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is lightly phenolic with some white pepper. Light white wine tannins and oak. Medium light tropical fruit notes. Lemon and lime.
Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a small, thick white head with decent retention. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is lightly phenolic with some citrus notes. Light oak and wine tannins. Moderate bitterness. Light graininess.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice barrel aged saison with good oak notes. Good phenolic notes.
cpetrone84 (1588) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is lemon and candied sugar, light metallic notes, a bit sweet and not much farmhouse balance. Taste follows suit, very candied sugar forward, bubblegum, metallic esters. Nicely carbed, lighter body.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Fruity malts and sweet yeasty esters, light citric notes, spicy yeasty notes, and hints of bubblegum. Good, not great.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Large white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some grass, bubblegum, light pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, bubblegum, some banana, light pepper. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Tastewise, this comes across as a hefe-saison hybrid.
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, barnyard yeast notes, apple and pear esters with light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright golden yellow pour. Slight white head. Aromas of yeasty Belgian funk, bubble gum, some spice. Zesty dryish taste. Effervescent mouthfeel.
Beerman6686 (4992) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aropale malt, weird marzipansma was of grass. Flavor was similar, odd marshmellowy sweetness with mild spice and grass.
conway (1821) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Glowing hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma and taste are spelt, corn and wheat with some grassiness. Medium mouthfeel. Solid.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brilliant gold, puffy white head disappears. Dirty ester nose, metallic, lightly roasted salty ham with warmth. Banana and light wheat at front, orange peel mid with light white pepper before dusty hay, dandelion. Frothy body adds to esters missteps.