Dchobbs (33) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry I didn't care for this one as much. Nice wildflower and apricot aroma, but the taste had a musty property to it and lacked a refreshing orchard mouthfeel and is reminiscent of a cellar.
I think it was a noble effort and all is not lost, the appearance and taste have redeeming qualities, but this was not my favorite from Ranger Creek.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ranger Creek. Golden, somewhat hazy pour with no head to speak of. Aroma was yeasty and fruity (given the description, I expected some wood or smoke but there wasn’t any). Flavor had a little smoke, lots of fruit, a little spice. Unfortunately, like most taps at the open house, there was a little soapiness to the texture.
Very satisfying on a hot day.
brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice hazed golden orange color with a large white head. The smoke really stands out on this. There is a bit of saison character underneath the smoke and charred wood. A light citrus quality and tartness, a bit of grass, and some floral and herbal notes. The flavor is also dominated by the smoke. Quite dry and lightly tart. Some charred oak, lemon peel, orange peel, and a bit of cracker malt. Light pepper and herb flavors with just a few hints of sweet fruit.
aguyintx66 (90) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with a thick white head.. Aroma of lemon and bread. Has a citrus taste with a lingering finish. A pretty tasty beer.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only down side for this beer is in its nose. A little like dish soap. The good: hazy gold with a pleasing effervescence. Very dry, refreshing. You do not taste the high alcohol content. There is a nice lemony aftertaste that I see in many saisons but there is also a spicy cayenne pepper note that intrigued me. Too expensive to be a session beer. If this was $10 for a six pack, I’d have half a case in my fridge at all times, but $6 for a twelve ounce bottle is a bit steep.
jhamp9 (1610) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy peach pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is funky citrus zest. Taste is spicy, smoky, and very earthy. Some fruit comes through as well. Dry on the palate. Interesting
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: citrus and pineapple. Appearance: a cloudy amber with a non-lasting white head and no lacing. Taste: pineapple, citrus, and biscuit with an alcohol dry finish. Mouthfeel: medium-light body and crisp. Overall: very rewarding.
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KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, thick golden orange with a head as thick and tall as, um, something REALLY thick and tall. Aroma is bready lemon zest shavings with a touch of attic must and old wood. Light whisps of rosy hops in there too. Flavor is buttery smoke with light notes of pepper, bread, and a touch of orange. Some dark fruit tries to emerge but decides to sit back down. Really interesting flavor; the smoke would seemingly detract but in this case it adds to the complexity and enjoyment. Slippery mouthfeel. This one’s a winner in my book.
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rock on! I’m the first San Antonio Rater (to my knowledge). Smells like a Belgian golden ale, some spice, banana and fruity malt esters. Cloudy honey color in the glass, very fizzy as others have noted. A bit straightforward Belgian golden ale taste until you get to the aftertaste, some peach and pepper, with a touch of cinnamon. The flavor lasts a long time on the palate. Overall, a very nice brew. glad I picked up more than one.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. nose is fruit, some citrus, some pineapple. Something phenolic. I’d guess Brett if I didn’t know it was smoke. well played. Just orange without much head. Flavor is yeast-forward, with lots of depth. Fruit and flowers. The vaguest smoke. So well balanced and complex. Gorgeous.