Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled shared by Kinz at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Huge spice notes in the aroma. The taste is strong clove, strong coriander and citrus. Medium bodied. Way too overspiced. I think someone said this was like sucking on potpourri. I’d agree with that.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Bottle in Montreal. Rich and flavourful. Not overpowering. Reddish colour, wheaty aroma.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Richmond Gathering. Light amber, good head. Strong nose of clove and coriander. Flavor is a spice bomb of potpourri. This is like sucking on Christmas. Spice utterly overwhelms all, we have no idea if the buckwheat is adding anything here or not. Just too much spice, too bad. Sort of coats the tongue with it. I can actually see how some people could really like this.
obguthr (3312) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peppermint and clove, medium strength. Cloudy amber medium head. Coriander, a little clove.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden pour with decent ring of white head. Clove abounds. Coriander and. Drinking potpourri. Bitter finish. meh.
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a hazy dark golden, orange tint, with a frothy white head, some retention and lacing. grainy and spicy - pepper, cloves. toasted malts, light biscuity, orange-citrus, yeasty. medium body, average belgium carbonation. very nice.
Chad9976 (1018) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured an 11.2oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.
Appearance: Bright yellow/orange, extremely hazy with huge yeast and/or wheat chunks visible. Massive carbonation. Forms a large, white, frothy head. Not much retention or lacing, though.
Aroma: Very much in line with a traditional hefeweizen, even though it’s not. Lemon peel, zest, other citrus aromas and spices.
Taste: I’ve never had a wheat beer made with wild yeast before, but that’s probably the best way to describe "Coup de Grisou". It’s pretty typical wheat beer flavor with the earthy wheat, raw citrus pith and mild coriander spice. However, the big difference comes in the finish with a somewhat strong, tart, sour flavor. Almost as if the beer were a hefeweizen/lemonade blend (there are beers with lemonade and lager blended). The aftertaste returns to the initial taste of wheat and spice, with a pleasant orange flavor as well. The sour and tart qualities diminish, but still remain noticeable throughout.
Mouthfeel: thin with a slightly sharp edge to it from the mysterious sour quality.
Drinkability: A great beer to drink on a hot day as the wheat beer and lemonade-like flavors make it quite refreshing. Thin body and mild palate make it highly chuggable, although the sour edge might take a few swigs to get accustomed to. At 5% ABV it’s the kind of beer you could drink in large quantities, although I think the palate might get cloying after two servings.
Overall, a very interesting beer to drink due to its unique flavors. A fun and easy beer to drink given its refreshing character as well.
cleverlobo (300) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; very cloudy yellow to orange with small beige head; aroma-very pleasant, cereal, apricot, spices and yeast; taste-light sweetness and bitterness, almost no carbonation. This is an ugly beer with a tonto offer on the aroma but fails to please on the taste. Still somehow satisfying. My first buckwheat beer
rodenbach99 (2801) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 341ml. Bière de seigle de couleur dorée-cuivrée très voilé. Le nez est très épicé, léger de levure. La bouche est soyeuse, épicée, coriandre. La finale est velouté et facile à boire. 6/10
GarnotingPete (679) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bière-spectacle couleur de miel, légèrement trouble où flottent de larges dépôts de levures. Large col blanc et moussux. Des arômes de céréales, de fleurs, d’agrûmes et de poivre noir. Quelque peu sucrée avec une pointe d’acidité et une trop légère amertûme. Vive effervecence reactive et une longue fin acide et stringente en bouche. Bof...