wlajwl (3935) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is tropical fruit, cloves and herbs/spices. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, spices/very mild heat, slightly coarse texture and a tart/bitter finish.
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange-lemon malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Pale yellow with small head. Sweet floral orange malt and light bitter orange peel flavor. Very nice.
obguthr (3932) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole orange nose, Clear amber, medium head. A little farmhousey, lemon zest. Interesting.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half liter bottle shared by jackl, 8/30/14. Pours a clear amber with a thin frothy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of citrus, candied citrus, lemon, earth, mild caramel malt. The taste is citrus, tropical hops, earth, caramel malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
DrunkSanta410 (284) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy yellowish amber. Bit of visible sediments, cloudy. Aroma is funk, pepper, a bit of tartness. Hints of citrus hops. Taste is nice funk, pepper, citrus hops with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Very smooth. Palate is medium body with medium carbonation. Very tasty.
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Gold with a small head. Nose is Belgian yeast, honey, marshmallow. Citrus, dried wood. Resin. Taste is similar. Tobacco, peach, pear. Belgian countryside yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.
Ontape (322) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy light gold with a thick ring of foam sticking around the edges. Nose is tropical Simcoe, dank Citra, Prairie farmhouse yeast. Taste is hoppy but not overly bitter with some light funk. Grass, grains, mango, citrus, hay. Finishes super dry, hop notes linger on. Really good.
Prufrockstar (1028) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from Oakland Rd HyVee. Pours hazy straw/gold with ample rocky white head. Mineral, lemon zest, pepper -- Belgian-inspired funky saison I’d say. Despite the name, hop bitterness isn’t huge. They must contribute some of this tropical fruit. Lightly sweet with a ridiculously dry, almost puckering lightly tart finish. Need to chase this one with water. Overall: this is nice. Not $12+tax/500ml nice, but nice enough that I’d drink it again (as long as I’m not buying). Man, when did I become such a cheap curmdgeon?
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice saison. A hint of hops comes through in the aroma and taste. I’d like to have Ale & Hop side-by-side to see if I can pick out the hops a little better (I’m pretty sure Ale is this beer’s base).
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to tulip
Lemon, mandarin, wheat, and spruce. Muddy amber with a spotty white head. Taste is mandarin, yeast, caramel malt, and yeast. Subtle, balanced, and good.