GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much ginger, really. Clove and banana in the nose. Kind of bland. Not bad, per se, just boring.
nimbleprop (6864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a lightly burnt gold with a cloudy white head. Nose is sweet, boozy, yeasty, lightly musty, orange flowers. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, cloves, white pepper. Full bodied, sweet finish.
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Halfway between apricot and cider in pour color. Not much head. Dried fruit (mango, apricot, raisins), yeast in nose. Flavor is big caramel malts, yeast, spices (ginger), and a little bit of the fruit.
Dry finish with some faint lingering sticky fruits.
rocbyter (2037) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light fruit and yeast aroma. Hazy orange color with a small white head. Sweet with a musty bitter finish.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle shared by an Ottawa area beer geek. Thanks Dan. Poured a clear straw gold until the bottom of the bottle showed up and we got some ridiculous clumpy yeast that made it all hazy and cool looking. Aroma was very ’sweet’, something I experience with all American saisons I have. Lots of fruit and candy, powdered sugar. Flavour is a lot dryer what with the yeast, no hops to speak of and only a minor hint of ginger in the finish. Minor spice. Still very sweet, though over-all enjoyable. Not something I would ever go out of my way for but good to try.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy darker blond coloured beer with some small yeast particles and almost no carbonation with a small white head. Light bitter hoppy hinted aroma with a short yeasty and sweeter alcoholic undertone. Finish is light bitter herby touched with a fruity hoppy bitter dry ending. Nice brew.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky golden color/ fleeting head. Light fruit aromas with belg yeast, perfume, marshmallow. medium body. Soft fruity, earthy flavors of apricots, peaches, toasted marshmallow, cooked ginger, pale malt. Very easy drinking, hit the spot.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar, bubblegum, caramel, honey, light floral esters. Flavor is about the same. Medium body with a pleasing malty sweet finish.
sebletitje (8602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, Tampa xmas gathering.
Pours cloudy golden, white head.
aroma and flavor, pack a punch of citrus hops, yeasty mouthfeel with distinct Belgian notes and grainy; wheat palate, some tea like herbs followed by the spiced ginger root and doughy malts.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s -22oz bottle-pours an offwhite head with cloudy gold color. Aroma is candy sugar, paper, light/medium malt, light/medium fruit-apricot, yeast. Taste is candy sugar, paper, light/medium malt, light/medium fruit-apricot, yeast, perfumy hops, phynols.