thornecb (3989) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. White micro head with medium retention recedes leaving no lacing to coat surface. Sweet bready yeast and mild tropical fruit aromas. Thick with sweet yeasty caramel and banana flambe upfront turning to hot toffee in the sweet lasting finish.
AirForceHops (2376) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Portsmouth Brewery. Caramel colored pour with a small head. Had some light head and lacing that dissipated after about 5 mintues. Aroma and flavor almost mirror each other. Holds a white grape almost wine like quality, yeast, bread, and some floral notes- quite nice. Very tasty and drinkable. Iím no big in this syle but this gives me reason to try more.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Pour was amber, no head at all and a mediciny alcohol aroma. There is nothing saison-like about this. Flavors were candied sugars and fruit. The no head corresponding ridiculously flat mouthfeel. More like a dubbel, and not a great one at that. One of the more disappointing Portsmouth brews.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours copper with no head. aroma is light fruity earth, hay, horse blanket. drinks the same as it smells but with a stale wheat over the body of this. not my favorite of the style but different.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Portsmouth Brewery. Caramel colored pour with a small head. Aroma holds apricot, orange, yeast, bread, and some floral notes- quite nice. Flavor is marked by nice caramel malt, nectar and citrus fruit, and a bit of dough and spice. Very tasty and drinkable.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Portsmouth Brewery, 12/29/09. Pours quite dark for the style- hazy brown with tints of garnet. Presents a half finger white head that dissipates into a veneer. Aroma starts floral and doughy with huge fruity ester notes firmly accompanied by perfume, and more subtle notes of rose and black pepper. The flavor is also quite fruity with further incarnations of yeasty dough, banana, strawberry, and clove. The perfume-like floral notes meld quite well with the bready yeast character, as does the firm spice component. Palate is chewy, thick, full, and clean with low carbonation, but an excellent supple slippery mouthfeel. A unique and well done take on the style- I wish this was bottled...